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Triton’s Academy is our own in-house Officer training and certification facility. Located at our corporate headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, all of our training for our Officers, Site Supervisors and Account Managers takes place at the Academy. Our Academy is a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) licensed facility.
All of our Officers (whether they will be assigned to DC, Maryland or Virginia) all complete 18 hours of training, and must pass the Virginia state licensing exam and the basic Triton Security Services exam to be hired by Triton. We require a higher score on the DCJS exam than the state requires. Not all candidates who pass the exam are offered employment. The superior caliber of Officers that Triton is known for is a direct result of the quality of the training, and the selective standards, that are passed down through the Academy.
All training at Triton, from introductory Officer training to more specialized programs such as Active Shooter or Suspicious Package Protocol, is conducted by our full-time, in-house trainer. The Director of our Academy is Tarik Billingsley. Tarik is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant. His experiences include conducting security operations in multiple countries throughout the world, and also working for the Pentagon as a Security Specialist. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security. Tarik has been affiliated with Triton since 2014, and has worked as a Quality Assurance Manager, Assistant Operations Manager, and Operations Manager while employed at Triton.