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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.

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Course Listings

Human Performance in Force Encounters

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : May 21-22, 2018
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

Sgt. Perry Bartels will present analyzing a questionable force incident with logic and reason will often result in inaccurate and unrealistic conclusions regarding an officer’s judgment and actions. This uniquely designed class applies science to force analysis to provide the most accurate assessment of an officer’s 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 attorneys who are involved 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.

Class Open: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process.

Credit Hours: 14 Career Development, 2 Legal.

Max Students: 35

Firearms Instructor

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Police Division Range
When : September 24 - October 5, 2018
Description :
Time: 0730-1630 except for 2nd Monday is from 0730-2100.

This course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct firearms training. September 24th through October 2nd is the Pistol/Shotgun Instructor Program; October 3rd through October 5th is the Carbine Instructor Program. Students may attend the Pistol/Shotgun portion only, or they may attend the entire two week course.

Prerequisites:
Pistol/Shotgun:
  • 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 Actin qualification course.

  • Participants must demonstrate proficiency with their handgun while qualifying at the pre-shoot.


  • Carbine:
  • Participants must have completed a basic carbine course (rifle) and currently be certified to carry a patrol rifle (yearly qualifications).

  • 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.
    A lesson plan classroom presentation is required.
    Students must score a minimum of 90% on all required courses.

    Classes Open: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

    Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 2 Legal

    Max Students: 20

    Firearms Instructor Pre-Shoot

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Range
    When : Listed Below
    Description :
    Pre-Shoot Pistol: August 17, 2018 0800-1200

    Pre-Shoot Patrol Rifle: August 17, 2018 1300-1600

    Prerequisite:
    Students must attend the Academy's pre-shoot. Students must score a minimum score of 90% on the Modified Double Action Course to be eligible to attend the Firearms Instructor (pistol/shotgun) School. Students must score a minimum score of 90% on the HRCJTA Patrol Rifle Course to be eligible to attend the Firearms Instructor (carbine) School.

    General Instructor

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
    When : Multiple Dates (2018)
    Description :
    February 12-16, 2018
    June 4-8, 2018
    October 15-19, 2018

    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 skills 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.

    Open To: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

    In-Service Credit: 34 Career Development/2 Legal

    Max Students: 25

    Driver Training Instructor School

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Suffolk Executive Airport (First Day at HRCJTA)
    When : April 16-20, 2018
    Description :
    Time: 0700-1600 (Will include some night time exercises)

    This course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct driver training.

    Prerequisites:The applicant must have completed a General Instructor Development course or be able to complete the General Instructor Development course in order to be certified as a Driver Training Instructor. To successfully complete this course the student must attain a minimum of 90% on all required courses and a minimum score of 80% on the final written test.

    Each student must bring the following:A valid driver’s license. A law enforcement vehicle equipped with emergency lights and siren, in good mechanical condition with four good tires mounted on the vehicle, and a good spare tire. Special attention should be given to the brakes, steering, suspension, seat belts and fuel system to ensure excellent working condition before arriving on the training site. Agencies are responsible for vehicle maintenance. A tire gauge and 50ft. tape measure would also be useful.

    Police equipment or supplies that are not needed in the operation of the vehicle or the safety of the officer should be removed from the vehicle and left at the agency. Vehicles must be covered with minimum automobile insurance as required by law and/or insured by the state or municipality.

    Wear comfortable clothing for either warm or cool weather. Working conditions will be strenuous and may involve areas where grease, oil and gasoline are prevalent. Rain gear is recommended.

    Students must provide a copy of your agency's general order/policy on pursuits, vehicle operations and roadblocks.

    Students should bring snacks, drinks and complete lunch in a cooler. There will be no set breaks, but there will be approximately a 45 minute break for lunch.

    Open to: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

    Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 1 Legal

    Max Students: 25