Special Police Officer Training
Archangel Global Security

It's Not Just Training - It's a Life Change

Come pursue a career as a special police officer! After completing your training with Archangel you will be fully certified and qualified to work in a profession that offers you several benefits; including flexible scheduling and an interesting work environment with exciting work assignments that provide a sense of dignity and pride that few jobs offer. Come learn, have fun and receive the best training in DC!

Special Police Officer

A Special Police Officer or SPO, is any person who is commissioned and approved to be a privately hired police officer with full arrest powers within an area or premises which the officer has been employed to protect.

Armed SPO’s are required to complete a 40-hour course before they can be licensed as an armed SPO. This course includes classroom instruction to discuss the policy on the 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. All of this is followed by a written examination and a weapons qualification at a firing range. Students will also be certified in the use of a tactical baton, pepper spray and handcuffing.

Topics covered in class are but not limited to: 

  • DC criminal code
  • MPD General and Special Orders
  • How to write bar notices
  • When an arrest can be made for blocking passage otherwise known as incommoding
  • Drinking in public
  • Military time
  • Proper writing etiquette in report writing
  • Patrol techniques
  • Tourism awareness training
  • Uniform/Equipment presentation
  • Crime scene protection
  • Public relations training
  • Special Police and Security Safety
  • Metal detector application

Upon completion, students are sworn in as a law enforcement officer and will be able to provide contracted police services on your post. These services include conducting investigations and the power of arrest.

Non-refundable down payment of $50 to hold your seat. Balance is due the first day of training.

DISCLAIMER: The course fee is separate from additional fees required by the District of Columbia and other companies involved. It is your responsibility to pay for your licensing fee – a debit or credit card is required for payment to the District of Columbia, Fingerprinting fee and Physical/drug screening. Security agencies may require additional training. This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment.

Certification Awarded

Course completion students will receive a certificate of completion and certification which is valid for the period of time until such time as departmental policy requires a re-certification. SPO’s will also receive a certification of completion from Archangel Global Security showing the completion and merit of completing your course.

About the Chief

Chief John Ayala is a certified instructor through the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), National Rifle Association (NRA) Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJC), Amament Systems and Procedures (ASP) and a certified law enforcement instructor in Chemical Aerosol Projectors (SABRA) 
Mr. Ayala is authorized to train and educate in the use of force, use of the 38 calibur revolver, 9mm semi-automatic pistol, expandable baton, handcuffing and oleoresin capsicum spray dispensers and arrest authority.
Mr Ayala certify citizens in DC Concealed Carry and Home Defense fundamentals and certified to teach to school, business and house of worship on how to deal with a active shooter threat.

Seeking employment at Archangel

Archangel is always looking to hire the next great Special Police Officers in the DC area! Here at AGS you can get experience and establish yourself as an SPO. We provide additional trainings beyond the normal that connect you with local MPD officers, establish relationships with your fellow officers within the company, and offer a better quality of work. Additionally we have company outings as an Archangel family and internal award ceremonies to create fun competition together. If you are interested, call our office to learn more!

Special Police Officer Requirements


  • 21 Years of Age
  • a citizen of the United States of America
  • of good moral character

To register for course all applicants must obtain:

  • Valid - Driving license or State ID
  • Birth certificate or non-expired Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • If there are prior arrests, must bring deposition from the court showing the outcome of charges