​DCJS# 88-1663



Training Academy Staff and subject matter specialist

About Us


to provide training to highest standards and prepare students for real world experiences

We strive to pass on knowledge through structured teaching and instructor experience in order to give the best value in Hampton Roads DCJS training. After certification, we've been able to help students get in touch with local companies looking to hire from our academy. 

From the time our Academy opened in August 2011, 1st Virginia Public Safety Training Academy has provided the highest standard of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Training in the Commonwealth, consisting of: Special Conservator of the Peace Law Enforcement Certification, Armed Security Officer with Arrest Authority, Armored Car Crew Member, Patrol K-9 Handler, Detector K-9 Handler and Private Investigator Certifications. Our Instructors and Subject Matter Specialists have over 80 years of shared experience in their field of study. We can assure you that once you are trained here, you will not go anywhere else; our goal is to your FIRST choice in VA DCJS Training. 

Our Instructors and Subject Matter Specialists

Lt. Michael Tynan
Twice retired through the Virginia VRS and Military Police

Ken Holland
Former British Constable, Worked with Scotland Yard

Deputy William H. Garrett III

Former Federal Police Officer, Current VA Certified Law Enforcement Officer & Deputy Sheriff

Ron Smith
Former FBI agent, former USMC captain, former security operator Iraq/Afghanistan and director of church security

Cpl. L. Stockmal
Admissions Director and Office Manager

Cpl. B. Grey
On Call Duty Corporal