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SPO - Upgrade from Unarmed to armed

Duration: 40 hours Classroom 1 hour range time

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now February 13 Monday
5 Day Class
District Heights, MD
5 - 10 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available
Register Now March 13 Monday
5 Day Class
District Heights, MD
5 - 10 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available
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Description

Businesses are fast learning the value and importance of hiring Security to protect their people and assets. They also know having an Armed Officer is a major responsibility.  

The Archangel Armed SPO Course is the premier and most sought out training Academy Certification in Washington DC.

The 40-hour curriculum provides the confidence required to carry a firearm in pursuit of a professional career in the Security Industry.

The term Special Police Officer, is any person who is commissioned which have been approved pursuant to this act, and who may be authorized to carry a weapon. They are privately commissioned police officers with full arrest powers within an area or premises which the officer has been employed to protect.

Armed Special Police Officers are required to complete 40 Hours of Firearms Certification.

 

NO GUNS OR AMMO ALLOWED IN CLASSROOM

NO CELL PHONE USE ALLOWED IN CLASS ROOM
NO IN AND OUT OF CLASSROOM AFTER CLASS BEGANS

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Topics Covered

• Use of Force, Use of Force Continuum,
• Handling of services weapons,
• weapon safety,
• when SPO's may discharge their firearm and when discharging a firearm is prohibited.
• Cause of Firearm Accidents
• Weapon Safety rules
• Ammunition Components
• How to overcome Cartridge Malfunctions
• Clearing a Semi-Auto Malfunctions
• How to Make a Proper Grip
• Holster Safety

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Expectations and Outcomes

After completing our training course Archangel will sponsor the students. This will allow the students to receive their commission (SPO license).  Must training academies DO NOT sponsor.  This means after completing their training program you will NOT be a license officer.  You will have to go find sponsorship in order to receive your commission.

Archangel does not guarantee employment with any of our permits or courses. Our sponsorship is intended to be temporary, as many employers desire their students to have their permits ahead of time despite the fact that a sponsoring employer is required for the application itself. When we receive notification of available contracts, the information is dispersed out to all students equally with the expectation that you will be putting in your own effort to reach out and make contact with prospective employers.

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Types

Security Training & Certification

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Documentation Requirements

Thank you for enrolling in Archangel Training Academy. 
 
 
Archangel Training Academy has been preparing individuals for careers in security and various law enforcement positions since 2012. In our proud history of providing excellence in training, thousands of our graduates have gone on to successful careers, to include the Department of Defense, the Metropolitan Police Department, WMATA Police and more.  Additionally, these students distinguish themselves by performing at the highest levels of our profession.
 

Starting September
Students will report to 5758 Silver Hill RD, District Heights, MD 20747. Class starts at 0900. Any students who arrive after 0900 will not be allowed to participate in class and will have to return following month.

 
Additional training is required for Special Police officers to carry a baton, handcuffs and OC Spray with those additional hours being specified by the certifying organization for the brand that the Special Police officer will be carrying and cannot be included with any other training. 
 
 
Safe Firearms Storage
 

Students must score 43 out of 52 To qualify to become an armed Special Police Officer
 
Maryland Small Arms Range, Inc.
 
Range time and Ammo was not included in Fee.
$40.00  Range time and Target
$40,00  Ammo 50 rounds
Total Fee   $80
Free - Target, Eyes and ear protaction
Cash, Zelle or Apple pay. No Cashapp No Credit or Debit Cards

Any students who come to Maryland Small Arms Smelling like marijuana or alcohol will not be certified. 

WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO THE RANGE

  • Clothes you don’t want to get dirty – CLP and grease can ruin fabric
  • Flip-flops, crocs, sandals or open-toed shoes
  • Heavy clothing that weighs you down or overheats you
  • Short shorts
  • Tank tops or spaghetti strap shirts
  • V-neck or low-cut shirts
  • Anything that interferes with safety
 
After completing your or 40 firearms training course below are your next steps.  Please do not call and ask what are your next steps.

1.  Make an appointment to get Fingerprinted.

Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters (Main Entrance)
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3058
Washington, DC 20001
Nearest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square (4th Street Exit)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Click below to make fingerprint appt
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxxrrtcy
 

2.  Drug Screening and Physical (no appointment necessary)  

Metro Lab
3422 Georgia Ave NW, 
Washington, DC 20010
Lab opens at 8am

3.  After completing the SPO course all applicants must follow below info.

Disclosure:  All students will be required to submit a notarized arrest affidavit (provided in link above) when signing up for training.  You must pass the FBI background check given by MPD in order to receive a commission (SPO license) after your completion of our training course. 

4. Click The Link Below For Fill Out The New Special police officer Application and pay the $84.00 Application Fee

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Requirements

  • Have reached the age of twenty-one (21) years;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be of good moral character;
  • Students must have a unarmed commission
Section 6-A1102. CRIMINAL HISTORY
1102.1 No person shall be commissioned or employed as a special police officer, nor shall an existing special police officer have a commission renewed, until the Mayor has conducted a criminal history check of the applicant through the record systems of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Police Department

1102.2 An applicant shall be ineligible to be commissioned as a special police officer if that applicant has ever been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been given probation before judgment for any offense in any jurisdiction that would be a crime of violence, as defined in D.C. Official Code § 23-1331(4), if committed in the District of Columbia.

1102.3 If an applicant has ever been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been given probation before judgment for any offense, other than a crime of violence, as defined in D.C. Official Code § 23-1331(4), in any jurisdiction that would be a felony if committed in the District of Columbia, the applicant shall be ineligible to be commissioned as a special police officer for 10 years following the applicant's release from incarceration and the conclusion of any court-ordered parole, probation, or supervision relating to that offense.

1102.4 If an applicant has ever been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been given probation before judgment for any offense, other than a crime of violence, as defined in D.C. Official Code §23-1331(4), or traffic offense, in any jurisdiction that would be a misdemeanor if committed in the District of Columbia, the applicant shall be ineligible to be commissioned as a special police officer for 5 years following the applicant's release from incarceration and the conclusion of any court-ordered parole, probation, or supervision relating to that offense.


*** The following below extra fees are charged by DC government or other entities that are not included in you course tuition. After you complete your training you are responsible for the following fees:


$84.00 fee made payable to DC government for your SPO application;
$35.00 fee made payable to DC Treasurer for your fingerprint/background investigation;
$35.00 fee made payable to a drug test company for your drug test; and

$50.00 made payable to a physician for your health physical exam.