The Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation in 2006 requiring the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to develop training standards for campus security officers across the Commonwealth. Since that time, the Office of Campus Policing and Security was established within the DCJS. This training is not required for private institutions of higher learning. However, Randolph College has chosen to require this training for its Campus Security Officers (CSO). Randolph College Safety and Security officers undergo a minimum of forty hours of CSO training followed by a battery of written examinations. Our officers must successfully complete classroom and practical training on various subjects such as legal and liability issues, conflict resolution, crisis response and management, handling threats, investigating crimes against persons, crime prevention, fire safety and more. Once completed, officers receive documented certification from the Department of Criminal Justice Services, which is valid for two years. As part of recertification requirements, officers must accumulate documented, approved in-service credits prior to being considered for recertification.Congratulations to the Safety and Security Team!