DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) Entry Level

DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO)

DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) is a course of a total of 80 hours, new regulations by the Security Office Branch Management (SOMB) divided into 40 hours of regulations and practices + 40 hours of firearm training. Both are mandatory classes. Note: Be aware of companies that only offer 40 hours for this training. That’s illegal.

Therefore, DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) who carries a firearm is required to complete a 40-hour firearms training to include a live fire at the range before they can be licensed as an armed SPO.  For instance, this class can be divided into two modules: regulations and practice, and firearms training.

Therefore, the DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) course includes classroom time and lives range. In addition, the instruction will discuss the policy on the “Use of Force“, “Use of Force Continuum“, “Handling of Services Weapon“, “Weapon Safety“, and when SPO may discharge their firearm, and when discharging a firearm is prohibited.


      • Positional asphyxia
      • Professional Uniform Development
      • Terrorism Awareness including building evacuation
      • Shoplifting
      • Report Writing
      • Patrol Techniques
      • Sexual Harassment
      • De-escalation procedures
      • Public Relation/Customer Service
      • Firearm usage (Glock 19 or 38 Revolver) & classroom instruction

Eligibility Requirements:

      • Had reached the age of twenty-one (21) years.

      • Be a citizen of the United States.

      • Be of good moral character.

      • Chief of Police approval

      • High school diploma or a general equivalency diploma.

      • One year of experience in security, or as a special police officer in the District of Columbia,

      • Read, write, and speak the English language.

      • Cleared by a licensed physician as physically and psychologically fit to perform the duties of a special police officer.

      • Ineligibility if dishonorably discharged from the military.

Training Location: 

Leesburg VA


80 hours (New SOMB Regulations)

August Schedule:


Therefore, If you are interested to enroll in Armed SPO, check our SCHEDULE and fill out the enrollment registration form below 10 days prior to the beginning of class.

Therefore, before you click the “Buy Now” button be sure you have filled out our registration form.

We will not accept anybody walking into the class without prior registration and full payment.


Individual Tuition:

    • Entry Level $799.99 (80 hours)
    • Firearms Training $449.99 (40 hours +Ammunition included)
    • Regulations, Practice $399.99 (40 hours)

(The fee includes 100 rounds of ammunition, 2 shooting targets, Range fees. Falcon will provide targets, eyes, and ear protection.)

DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO)

What to bring to class each day:
    • Dress business casual
    • Pen and note pad
    • Positive attitude
    • Lunch snacks and drinks. Fastfood in the area.
    • Mask mouth must be covered.


****We are only charging for the DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) training course, targets, and range fees. Therefore, it is your responsibility to pay for your licensing fee, fingerprinting fee, test fee, physical/drug screening.****

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

  • $84.00 fee made payable to the 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.

Moreover, security agencies may require additional training. For instance, it is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Therefore, to be able to register for the class, you have to fill out the pre-registration form below. The payment link is above.