​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. 

1st in Public Safety, Security & Law Enforcement Training throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia
1st Virginia Public Safety Training Academy is about only one thing. That is providing highest standard of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services training and Investigations in the Commonwealth. We are on the cutting edge of excellence by utilizing the most advanced technology, combined with over 100 years of shared experience. We have recruited the best trainers in their field of study and we can assure you that once you are trained here you will not go anywhere else. Our goal is to become your only choice in VA DCJS training and Investigative services. 

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

Capt. Eric Orr
Retired 25 year Police veteran-Adult FA/CPR Instructor

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

Sgt. Shelly. Bitkower
Subject Matter Specialist/Law Enforcement Division NRA Instructor

Cpl. Eleanor Clemons
Admissions Director and Office Manager