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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

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

Law Enforcement

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2018)
Description :
Patrol Officer/Detective
May 14-18 (2018)
October 1-5 (2018)

If needed, you may register separately for legal update and cultural diversity of the in-service week. Legal Update will be held on Tuesday (4 hours) and Cultural Diversity (8 hours) on Thursday.

Leadership Institute (The)

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Christopher Newport University (David Student Union)
When : Listed Below
Description :
Session I: May 14-17, 2018
Session II: August 6-9, 2018

This course is intended for the new or emerging leader. Officers recently promoted for the first time will benefit most from the training. Topics of instruction include: self-assessment, situational leadership, employee motivation, problem solving, decision making, organizational behavior, organizational change, conflict resolution, etc. This course is divided into two sessions. The first session is four days (32 hours) and the second session is also four days (32 hours). There is an application process for admittance into the program. Also, there will be a minimal registration fee. Look for additional information on the program in the early part of 2018.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 4 Legal, 2 Cultural Diversity

Max Students: 30

NCIC/VCIN Basic Schools and VCIN Recertification

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Virginia State Police
When : N/A
Description :
Please contact your training division or agency administrator for locations, dates and times.

Sheriff's Department and Regional Jails

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2018)
Description :
Jail Officer/Court Security/Civil Process
May 21-25, 2018
October 29 - November 2, 2018

Jail Officer
September 17-19, 2018

Days 1-3 Jail Officer Recertification and Days 3-5 Court Security/Civil Process Recertification

If needed, you may register separately for cultural diversity and legal update which will be on Wednesday (8 hours) of the in-service week.