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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Instructor Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available instructor certification and re-certification classes. Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Students may be registered by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar.
Please fill out our Course Registration Form to register for these classes.

ATTENTION: When registering for any Instructor Re-Cert Class and On-Line Instructor Re-Cert Classes please make sure you have completed your Instructor Instruction Hours Form prior to registering for the class. It must be attached to registration form and approved by the Executive Director. Once approved the Registrar will confirm class. If you are due in 2016 (4 Hours), 2017 (6 Hours), 2018 (8 Hours) teaching hours are needed for each speciality.


Course Listings

Speed Measurement (Radar/Lidar)

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : June 19-23, 2017
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

In-Service: Law Enforcement

Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 1 Legal

This course will improve your proficiency in the use of police traffic RADAR / LIDAR and develop your instructional skills sufficiently to present the training programs to other law enforcement personnel.

  You will learn the characteristics of different types of stationary and moving RADAR units. In addition, you will be coached in the use of instructional methods that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the RADAR operator. Various aspects of RADAR use, such as the Doppler principle, legal requirements and the relationship of RADAR speed measurement to the overall speed enforcement program will be taught and you will participate in practical exercises utilizing a variety of RADAR equipment.

You will also learn the history and theory behind the development of Lasers. You will participate in ¨hands-on ¨ practical exercises to become proficient in their use. In addition, we will review teaching methods for this subject and give you an opportunity to refine your instructional skills.

Student Responsibilities: Successfully completed or Certified DCJS General Instructor.

  Since this is an instructor certification course, all officers are required to have 2 years prior experience operating radar. Prior lidar experience is not a prerequisite.

  Each officer will be required to prepare a lesson plan and make a short presentation before the entire class.

  Students are asked to review their radar operator manual prior to attending.

  Required Equipment: Each officer is required to have a basic scientific calculator capable of trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan) such as a Texas Instrument TI-30. (These calculators cost less than $20.00).

Police Unit and radar/lidar equipment currently being used (police unit and radar/lidar unit may be shared by two participants from a jurisdiction).

To register, please follow the Academy registrations procedures.