Contract Operator Training Academy

DCJS# 88-10167

About Us

Founded as a private security Training Academy, Contract Operator Training Academy (COTA), prides itself on providing a high-quality, full service training curriculum that will fit your individual or company needs. 

In order for us to build the kind of training school that will stand out above the rest, we wanted to find the right people to provide our students with the type of instruction they require. We have put together a great team, and in the process we have become a family. By working and training together, we understand the training needs of the officers on the job.

​ In order to reassure our clients that we are the best for their training needs, we hold our instructors to the highest standards.   Our instructors meet the requirements set forth by DCJS ( Department Of Criminal Justice Services). We also spend time on job sites with officers to better understand the needs of the individual and the clients.

Unfortunately in these uncertain times, Law Enforcement Officers cannot be everywhere and the need for trained private security is a necessity.


 Security Officers are the first line of defense.


We are located at:

10035 Sliding Hill Road Suite #102, Ashland, VA 23005

in the Village Bank building.

We are less than 1.5 miles west of Green top at the intersection of Sliding  Hill Rd and Atlee Station Rd.

From Downtown Richmond we are 13 miles (16 min). Use I-95 North  take Exit 86A

From Washington DC we are 97 miles (1hr 50 min). Use I-95 south take Exit 86A

From Charlottesville we are 71 miles (1 hr).  Use I-64 East to I-95 North take Exit 86A

From Newport News  we are 75 miles (1hr).  Use I-64 West to I-95 North Take Exit 86A