Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

VA Police Officer Standardized Training (formerly Basic Police Officer Course)

Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA Police Officer Standardized Training is a 320-hour training program designed to provide duly appointed VA Police Officers with a specialized orientation to agency law enforcement policies and procedures.  Students are trained in the proper exercise of federal statutory law enforcement authority and specialized skills in situations involving patients or persons of diminished capacity.  This course is designed to provide police officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to blend their duties as law enforcement officers with the special needs of the public they serve.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation