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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Specialized Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available specialized training classes which will provide in-service credit for the participant. 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.


Course Listings

Diagnosing Interpersonal Skills for the Law Enforcement Community

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Saint Leo University (Newport News)
When : March 1, 2017
Description :
Time: 0800-1700

In-Service: Law Enforcement

Credit Hours: 6 Career Development, 2 Cultural Diversity

The Class will be help at St. Leo University, One Bayport Way, Suite 160, Newport News, VA 23606.

For more information, please contact Andrea Pierce at (757) 771-6475 or email at andrea.pierce@saintleo.edu.

Diversity Driven Policing™

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : May 17, 2017
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

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

Credit Hours: 6 Career Development, 2 Cultural Diversity.

Max Students: 32

The new human right s training for law enforcement in America™

Curriculum: The existence of a growing \"us against them\" mentality between police and the public has become a by-product of the current culture. its impact is being felt in all aspects of our society.

While we tend to focus on blame, Diversity Driven Policing™ is a road to solutions. By understanding the power of culture, its current trends, and the impact it has on diversity and law enforcement, police officials can focus on a greater mission that goes well beyond incidents and embraces the cause of human rights.

This training will assist attendees in understanding the current diverse culture an its impact on law enforcement services. The training will introduce a new policing model with an emphasis on enhancing law enforcement\'s ability to effectively communicate with various social and ethnic backgrounds.

Federal Constitutional Law Review and Update

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : May 18, 2017
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

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

Credit Hours: 4 Career Development, 4 Legal.

Max Students: 45

Taught by a nationally recognized expert in the proper Use of police Authority...Randy Means. This seminar teaches what police officers can and cannot lawfully do under the United States Constitution. Violations of the Federal Constitution can result in the suppression of critical evidence, exposure to massive liability, administrative discipline, and even criminal prosecution. This course will explain all new U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, and review important older cases and trends in other appeals courts. this information empowers officers to achieve investigative goals within high ethical standards consistent with their oaths of office, without sacrificing their overall effectiveness. This program is critical to the success of all law enforcement officials but it is especially import ant for supervisors, managers, administrators and trainers.

Topics Include:
  • The Art and Science of Voluntary Contacts
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Investigative Stops and Detentions
  • Miranda Warnings and Waivers
  • Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause
  • Rights to Silence and Right to Counsel
  • Vehicles Stops and Searches
  • Search Warrants

    And many more topics....

    Who should attend? All law enforcement supervisors, managers, administrators and trainers.
  • 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.

    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......