Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy

New Course Announcements

Listed below are ALL available HRCJTA, satellite and online course listings. For HRCJTA courses, students may register by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar.  For satellite and online courses, refer to the course descriptions for instructions to register.

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Basic TrainingSpecialized Training | Satellite Training | Instructor Training | Online Training

Course Listings

PPD-2018 In-Service

Classification : Satellite Training
Where : Portsmouth Police Department
When : Multiple Dates
Description :
March 20-22, 2018
April 10-12, 2018
April 24-26, 2018
May 15-17, 2018
May 29-31, 2018
June 12-14, 2018
June 19-21, 2018
July 10-12, 2018
July 24-26, 2018
August 7-9, 2018
August 21-23, 2018
September 4-6, 2018
September 18-20, 2018
October 9-11, 2018
October 23-25, 2018
November 6-8, 2018
November 27-29, 2018
December 4-6, 2018

Time: 0800-1700

In-Service: Law Enforcement

Credit Hours: 4 Legal, 20 Career Development

To register or for more information please contact, Sgt. Dillon at (757) 393-8088.

Interrogation Law and Tactical Behavior Science

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates
Description :
May 18, 2018
October 5, 2018

Time: 0700--1545

In-Service: Law Enforcement

Credit Hours: 4 Legal, 4 Career Development

Interrogation Law with Zachery Miller

One of the most misunderstood, and therefore misapplied, aspects of police procedure is the law associated with a criminal suspect’s Miranda-based constitutional rights. The failure to give a Miranda warning during police custodial interrogation can cause issues of evidence suppression. Conversely, the giving of a Miranda warning where there is no legal requirement to do so can inhibit effective criminal investigation. Effective field and custodial interrogations require competency in the area of Miranda-based protections.

Through scenario-based discussions, this class reviews the Miranda basics and applies them to typical police interrogation situations. The legal nuances of field, police station, and jail interrogations will be discussed and conceptualized. Specific topics of discussion will be:

  • Defining "Miranda Custody"
  • Defining "Police Interrogation"
  • The Miranda Warning Itself
  • The Right to Silence
  • the Miranda-Based Right to Counsel
  • The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
  • Exceptions to the Miranda Rule

  • The instructor for this class is Zachary Miller, currently a 14-year veteran law enforcement office and accomplished police legal instructor. Officer Miller has provided training on the constitutional laws of policing to police recruits, officers, and agencies throughout the United States. Working closely with the Thomas and Means Law Firm(NC), he has developed numerous training programs and publications dealing with constitutional issues in policing.

    Tactical Behavior Science with Chase Hughes

    The class will be taught by Chase Hughes, #1 bestselling author and nationally recognized expert in interrogation, behavior profiling, nonverbal deception and enhanced persuasion methods. Mr. Hughes is also the creator of the nationally recognized interrogation behavior analysis system and deception measurement tool, The Behavioral Table of Elements.

    This class presents groundbreaking science and tactics for recognizing violent behavior, reading proven nonverbal signals, and field interrogation techniques to enhance officer safety, and human compliance. Law enforcement officers face the very unique challenge of maintaining community relations and facing potential violence simultaneously. The ability to read and influence human behavior at this level will give officers the ability to assess situations with greater clarity, improve community trust, and obtain compliance in difficult situations.

    NNSO - VCIN Recert A/B Operator

    Classification : Satellite Training
    Where : Newport News Sheriff Office
    When : Multiple Dates
    Description :
    June 11, 2018
    July 6, 2018
    July 9, 2018

    Time: 0800-1200

    In-Service: Court Security/Civil Process, Jailor/Custodial, Law Enforcement.

    Credit Hours: 4 Career Development.

    To register or for more information please contact, Cpl. Sarian at (757)848-8489.

    HRRJ - Mental Health First Aid LE

    Classification : Satellite Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Regional Jail
    When : Multiple Dates
    Description :
    April 5, 2018
    May 3, 2018
    June 1, 2018
    July 12, 2018
    August 2, 2018
    September 6, 2018
    October 4, 2018
    November 1, 2018
    December 13, 2018

    In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial, Court Security/Civil Process, DOC/Corrections.

    Credit Hours: 8 Career Development.

    To register or for more information please contact, Lt. Jones at (757)672-4604.

    Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

    Classification : Specialized Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
    When : May 8, 2018
    Description :
    Time: 0700-1545

    In-Service: Law Enforcement

    Credit Hours: 8 Career Development

    Increased Officer Safety and Public Safety
    Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn't have made the local paper now makes national news. Officers need tools to effectively engage citizens in a professional manner without compromising their own safety in the process. That's why Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters was created through guided discussions, video analysis and case studies, participants will examine:
  • Current Research about the Threats to Officer Safety
  • Going Beyond the Buzzwords: A New Look at De-escalation
  • Know Your Authority: Keeping Contacts Lawful
  • Adaptive Decision Making: Tools for Increased Safety
  • What Pushes Your Buttons? Improving Emotional Intelligence
  • Unconditional Respect: An Officer Safety Tool

  • Cost
    Non-Members - $50.00 per person
    Member - Tuition Free

    Please fill out a registration form for this class at www.hrcjta.org.