Industry leading Medical, Law Enforcement, DCJS Private Security, and Civilian Training!

Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy

CCJA is Certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) to teach the following Regulatory Programs:

  • ​​Alarm Respondent
  • Armed Security Officer
  • Armored Car Personnel
  • Central Station Dispatcher
  • Compliance Agents
  • Electronic Security Sales Representative
  • Electronic Security Technician
  • Electronic Security Technician's Assistant
  • Locksmith
  • Personal Protection Specialist
  • Private Investigator
  • Private Security Business License
  • Private Security School Certification
  • Security Canine Handler
  • Special Conservator of the Peace
  • Unarmed Security Officer/Courier
  • DCJS General Instructor Development
  • DCJS Firearms Instructor Development

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Training and Education

​Current Law Enforcement Officer
Lead SWAT/TCCC Contract Medical Instructor for ACADEMI
U.S. Dept of State Contract Medic
U.S. Dept. of State Contract Firearms Inst
MVM Inc. Asst. Training Director
Former Contact Instructor Blackwater USA
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
DCJS General/Firearms Instructor
Maryland State Police Handgun Instructor
MEB,MDTS, Senior Instructor
Law Enforcement Pepper Spray Instructor
American Red Cross Instructor Trainer
ASHI Medical Instructor Trainer
Former contract Instructor Trainer for the Virginia Department of Criminal
Justice Services (PSS) for General Instructor & Firearms Instructor development
Member of International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
Member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association
Simulation Safety Instructor
Simunitions FX Instructor
Virginia EMT-B, & EMT-E, NREMT
EMT- Tactical/Wilderness
Glock/Remington/Mossberg/Bushmaster Armorer



Training and Education

Dr. Pressley is Board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He completed a Master of Public Health while stationed in London, England. Dr. Pressley was selected for and executed orders to his current assignment, Marine Helicopter Squadron One, Quantico, Virginia as the Senior Medical Officer (SMO). During this assignment, in addition to his responsibilities as SMO and Senior Flight Surgeon, he has been designated a Detachment Duty Officer and serves as a consultant in Osteopathic Medicine to the White House Medical Unit, providing direct care for Senior Executive staff. Dr. Pressley also served on staff of the Hanford Community Hospital as an Emergency Physician in the Level II trauma center. Dr. Pressley made two deployments providing tactical medical support for Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, he provided support and tactical medical training for the 321st Special Tactics Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall, England.



Training and Education

Former Special Agent United States Secret Service
Director of Operations Support Covenant Security Worldwide
Program Manager WSI/Honeywell
Police Officer / Investigator University Nevada
Reno, TS-SCI+ as contractor to DHS and DoD
US Secret Service Firearms Instructor / Range Master
Federal Law Enforcement Firearms / Tactics Instructor
NRA and FLETC Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Instructor
ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Six Sigma Green Belt. Current EP/PSD operator
Private Investigator and DCJS Certified General / Firearms Instructor



professionals in their feilds

Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy (CCJA) is comprised of some the industry's best security professionals and Instructors.  The training offered at CCJA is as varied as the professionals that provide the training.  These experiences range from Private Security, Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian and PSD/WPPS contractors. The common thread among our staff is each instructor possesses the qualifications required by a nationally accepted or academic standard for certification as a General / Firearms Instructor.

All Instructors at Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy are active security professionals so the instructor not only teaches the material but also practices it in the field. This provides the student with the ability to get text book information that has been tempered in real world experience. 


Sergeant Firefighter Medic with Fredericksburg City Fire Department. SWAT team Medic for Fredericksburg Police Department. Lead Medcial Education coordinator.

Former Police Officer, Former Program Manager for Contract Security at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DCJS General/Firearms Instructor, Maryland State Police Handgun Instructor, MDTS Instructor, Pepper Spray Instructor, Surveillance/Counter-surveillance Instructor, Taser International M-26 & X-26 Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association Simulation Safety Instructor, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (ATAB), Current Quality Assurance Manager and Strategic Planner for Contract Security to the US military and Federal Government.

Former U.S. Army, combat veteran (Iraq), current PPS/PSD contractor, General Instructor and Firearms and Tactics Instructor.

Lead SWAT instructor. Former Commander DC Metro Transit Police SWAT Team. Current General and Firearms Instructor.

Former Naval Special Warfare (Special Boat Team & other special mission units), combat veteran (Persian Gulf) current PSD contractor, General Instructor and Firearms and Tactics Instructor, Defensive Tactics/Judo Instructor.

Former U.S. Army Ranger 3rd Batt, Medic and combat veteran (Iraq) current PSD contractor, Dyncorp CIVPOL PSD,EODT convoy security, PSD Parsons RAID / EAGLE EYE FLIR system team leader, Cochise Security PSD, Convoy, ASP security for Class V cargo, Armor Group North America, PSD, Bachelors of Science, George Mason University ,General Instructor and Firearms and Tactics Instructor. TCCC medical Instructor.

Former Army Military Policeman / Combat Engineer, retired law enforcement Lieutenant. Owner/Editor New American Truth magazine, equipment evaluator Blackwater/US Training Center, Editor Current Maryland Police Instructor Firearms, Officer Survival, Defensive Tactics, Low Light Strategies, Force-on-Force Scenario, general topics. Current NRA Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. NRA Life Member, member Illinois Tactical Officer Assoc., Ohio Tactical Officers Assoc., National Tactical Officer Assoc., International Tactical Officers Training Assoc.

Former U.S Marine combat veteran, Former Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal, developed the USMS Fugitive Task Force, National ERT team, Adjunct Instructor George Washington University for WMD. Director Dept. of Homeland Security ICE/Federal Protective Services NCR. Vice President Covenant Security Services. Federal Law Enforcement Firearms/Tactics Instructor, N.R.A. and FLETC Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor certified. Active member of International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, ("ILEETA"), International Tactical Officers Training Association ("ITOTA"), and International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, ("IALEFI").

Former U.S. Coast Guard; Retired Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Security, Multi-Disciplined Security Officer. Current EP/PSD Operator. General Instructor, Driving Instructor, Surveillance Counter Surveillance Instructor.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Instrumentation Biologist, Forensic Biologist, Virginia Division of Forensic Science, Analytical Chemist Assistant, Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory (NIPCL), Forensic DNA Intern, American Red Cross Instructor Certified: Instructor in First Aid, CPR, Water Safety, and Lifeguard Training, DNA Auditor Training, MARTIAL ARTS Instructor, Karate: 5th Degree Black Belt, Isshin-ryu Karate Instructor (20 years) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: 2nd Degree Blue Belt, Assistant Instructor at "The LAB" mixed martial arts school, Jujitsu: Brown Belt, Judo: Green Belt.


CCJA list of available courses:

  • Handgun
  • Shotgun
  • M4/Carbine Patrol Rifle
  • Armorer Glock
  • Armorer Carbine
  • Relator Concealed Carry
  • Home Defense
  • Utah Concealed Carry
  • Accelerated EMT Program
  • (Adult) First Aid/CPR & AED
  • Entry Level Room Clearing
  • Close Quarters Shooting
  • Custom Driving Course
  • SWAT Medic
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • SWAT
  • Sniper
  • Active Shooter Response
  • High Risk Warrant Service
  • Pursuit Driver Training
  • Close Quarters Shooting
  • Low Light Engagement
  • Room Clearing
  • Safariland Expandable Baton
  • Officer Survival
  • High Threat Contractor
  • Pre-deployment
  • Aircraft Ditch (Land/Water) Survival
  • High Threat Driver Training
  • Counter Ambush Course
  • Static Force Protection Training
  • Mobile Force Protection Training

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