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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


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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.

You can find your course faster by going to the appropriate following categorized listing pages:

 

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


Course Listings

Instructor Recertifications

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2017)
Description :
All certifications are valid for three years as long as the instructor is in good standing. To maintain certification, instructors must attend the appropriate class for each certification and have provided a minimum 8 hours of instruction every 3 years for each instructor certification. Proof of this instruction must be provided to the Academy\'s registrar prior to registration for the recertification class.

General Instructor Recertification

April 27, 2017 0700-1100
September 7, 2017 0700-1100
November 7, 2017 0700-1100

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

Credit Hours: 4 Career Development.


Arrest Control/Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertification

September 7, 2017 1145-1345

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

Credit Hours: 2 Career Development.


Firearms Instructor Recertification

November 7, 2017 1145-1545

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

Credit Hours: 4 Career Development.


Driver Training Instructor Recertification

April 27, 2017 1145-1345

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

Credit Hours: 2 Career Development.


Speed Measurement Instructor Recertification

Available On-Line.

Note: All instructor recertifications are available on-line.

Human Performance in Force Encounters

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : May 22-23, 2017
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

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

Credit Hours: 14 Career Development, 2 Legal.

Max Students: 35

Sgt. Perry Bartels will present analyzing a questionable force incident with logic and reason will often result in inaccurate and unrealistic conclusions regarding an officers judgment and actions. This uniquely designed class applies science to force analysis to provide the most accurate assessment of an officers performance in a force situation. We will study the physiological changes that occur under critical, life-threatening stress and examine how vision, memory, perception, cognition and performance are altered. You will learn the science of why action is faster than reaction and examine how the timing of many other common officer/suspect movements can affect the dynamics of a confrontation. We will evaluate force related training to ensure that training techniques are not going against the grain of human programming. Real life incidents are also closely examined to demonstrate and explain discrepancies between statements, physical evidence and videos, and also between training and actual performance. If a force action is questionable this information must be considered if the facts are to be determined. Only then can laws and policies be applied fairly. This class is a must for trainers who design force training, detectives, who investigate officer related force incidents, agency administrators who decide on the appropriateness of officers force decisions and attorney who are involve with criminal/civil matters relating to police use of force. Our goals are to maximize training effectiveness and to ensure the most accurate and factual investigation in order to protect agencies and officers from liability.

Topics Include:
  • Brain Basics
  • Attention Limitations
  • Sensory Processing
  • The Visual System
  • Heart Rate and Performance
  • Action Timing
  • Memory

    And many more topics......
  • General Instructor

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
    When : Multiple Dates (2017)
    Description :
    January 30 - February 3, 2017
    June 5-9, 2017
    October 16-20, 2017

    Time: 0700-1545

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

    Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 2 Legal.

    Max Students: 25

    This course is designed to meet the training requirement for the Certification of Criminal Justice instructors as set forth in the DCJS Reference manual. The goal of the program is to prepare the criminal justice trainer with the basic skill necessary to research, design, prepare, present, and evaluate a block of instruction. This class requires a minimum two years experience in a criminal justice agency to attend.

    Due to the limited number of days, the student will be required to complete work outside of class.

    Firearms Instructor

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Police Division Range
    When : September 25 - October 6, 2017
    Description :
    Times: 0730-1630 except for 2nd Monday is from 0730-2100.

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

    Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 2 Legal.

    Max Students: 20

    This course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct firearms training. September 25th through October 3rd is the Pistol/Shotgun Instructor Program; October 4th through October 6th is the Carbine Instructor Program. Students may attend the Pistol/Shotgun portion only, or they may attend the entire two week course.

    Prerequisites:

  • Participants must have completed a DCJS basic firearms program (handgun) and currently be certified to carry their pistol (yearly qualification).
  • Participants must attend the academy pre-shoot and obtain a minimum score of 90% on the Modified Double Action qualification course.
  • Participants must demonstrate proficiency with their handgun while qualifying at the pre-shoot.
  • Participants must have completed a basic carbine course (rifle) and currently be certified to carry a patrol rifle (yearly qualification).
  • Participants must attend the academy pre-shoot and obtain a minimum score of 90% on the HRCJTA Patrol rifle qualification course.
  • Participants must demonstrate proficiency with their patrol rifle while qualifying at the pre-shoot.

    Successful completion requires a minimum score of 80% on the final written test (no retests offered).
    A lesson plan classroom presentation is required (no retest offered).
    Students must score a minimum of 90% on all required courses (two retests offered).
  • Field Training Officer

    Classification : Specialized Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
    When : Multiple Dates
    Description :
    April 10-13, 2017
    October 10-13, 2017

    Time: 0700-1545.

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

    Credit Hours: 30 Career Development, 2 Legal.

    Max Students: 25

    This school is designed to provide the experienced criminal justice officer with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly and effectively train and formally evaluate probationary trainees. This certification as a required written test based on DCJS standards.