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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Instructor Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available instructor certification and re-certification classes. 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.

ATTENTION: When registering for any Instructor Re-Cert Class and On-Line Instructor Re-Cert Classes please make sure you have completed your Instructor Instruction Hours Form prior to registering for the class. It must be attached to the registration form and approved by the Executive Director. Once approved the Registrar will confirm class. If you are due in 2018 (8 Hours) teaching hours are needed for each speciality.


Course Listings

Arrest Control/Defensive Tactics Instructor Class

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : April 8-12 & 15-16, 2019
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

This course is designed to prepare officers to teach fellow officers the most current techniques of basic arrest control and defensive tactics. this school is physically demanding and participants should be in above average physical condition. Students attending are required to wear appropriate attire for physical activities and bring handcuffs and leather gear on the first day. Participants are required to have a t least 2 years of experience with a criminal justice agency to attend. General Instructor school is highly recommended prior to attending this program.

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

Credit Hours: 34 Career Development

Max Students: 25

Field Training Officer

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2019)
Description :

April 22-25, 2019
October 15-18, 2019

Time: 0700-1545

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 has a required written test based on DCJS standards.

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

Credit Hours: 30 Career Development, 2 Legal.

Max Students: 40

Firearms Instructor

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Police Division Range
When : September 23 - October 4, 2019
Description :

Time: 0730-1630 except for 2nd Monday is from 0730-2100
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\r\nThis course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct firearms training. September 23th through October 1st is the Pistol/Shotgun Instructor Program; October 2nd through October 4th 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 Action 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.
    \r\nStudents must score a minimum of 90% on all required courses.

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

    \r\nCredit Hours: 34 Career Development, 2 Legal

    Max Students: 22

    Firearms Instructor Pre-Shoot

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Range
    When : Listed Below
    Description :

    Pre-Shoot Pistol:
    August 16, 2019 - 0800-1200

    Pre-Shoot Patrol Rifle:
    August 16, 2019 - 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 (2019)
    Description :
    February 11-15, 2019
    June 3-7, 2019
    October 7-11, 2019

    Time: 0700-1545

    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: 40