District of Columbia

DC Special Police Officer Courses


DCSPO Entry Level Course

8 days / 40 hours

* 16 hours of Pre-assignment training: Arrest powers, search and seizure laws, the District of Columbia Official Code, and the use of force.

* 24 hours of Pre-assignment training: Terrorism awareness, Emergency procedures, including evacuation and first-aid Customer service.


DCSPO Firearms Course

8 days / 40 hours

* This training is the firearms portion only required by MPD


DCSPO Entry Level Renewal

1 day / 8 hours


DCSPO Armed Renewal

1 day / 8 hours


Magnotometer / X-ray / Handheld Wand

1 day / 8 hours


Crowd Control and Management Training

1 day / 8 hours

Intermediate Weapons Courses



Safariland Training Courses

Safariland Expandable Baton Training Courses (4 hours)

Safariland Defensive Tactics Training Courses (8 hours)

Safariland Tactical Handcuffing (4 hours)


Armament Systems and Procedures

ASP Baton Training Courses (4 hours)


Pepper Spray Course

Larry Smith Pepper Spray (4 hours)



  • 540-322-3000
  • 56 Joseph Mills Drive Suite 100
  • Fredericksburg, Va 22408