Instructor Training

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. 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.

Arrest Control/Defensive Tactics Instructor School Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: March 21-29, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 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 at least 2 years of experience with a criminal justice agency to attend.  General Instructor School is highly recommended prior to attending this program.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

In-Service Credit: 34 career

Max Students:  25

Instructor Re-Certification Day – General Instructor 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: March 30, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Instructor Re-Certification Day has combined all instructor re-certs, excluding Field Training Officer Re-Cert. It will be a stand-alone recertification class.
The Instructor Re-Certification Day will be for the following;

  • General Instructor Re-Cert
  • Driving Instructor Re-Cert
  • Arrest Control Instructor Re-Cert
  • Firearms Instructor Re-Cert

Please register for each one separately. But only the re-cert that applies to you.
You must attend the full day to receive 8 hours of career development and recertification.
We would suggest that you attend the full day or online is still another option.

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 of 8 hours of instruction every 3 years for each instructor certification.  Proof of this instruction must be provided to the Academy’s registrar, on the Academy’s form prior to registration for the recertification class.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 2 career

Field Training Officer Re-Certification 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: September 15, 2022
Time: 0700-1100

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, on the Academy’s form prior to registration for the recertification class.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 4 career

Instructor Re-Certification Day – Firearms Instructor 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: March 30, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Instructor Re-Certification Day has combined all instructor re-certs, excluding Field Training Officer Re-Cert. It will be a stand-alone recertification class.
The Instructor Re-Certification Day will be for the following;

  • General Instructor Re-Cert
  • Driving Instructor Re-Cert
  • Arrest Control Instructor Re-Cert
  • Firearms Instructor Re-Cert

Please register for each one separately. But only the re-cert that applies to you.
You must attend the full day to receive 8 hours of career development and recertification.
We would suggest that you attend the full day or online is still another option.

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 of 8 hours of instruction every 3 years for each instructor certification.  Proof of this instruction must be provided to the Academy’s registrar, on the Academy’s form prior to registration for the recertification class.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 2 career

Instructor Re-Certification Day – Driver Instructor 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: March 30, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Instructor Re-Certification Day has combined all instructor re-certs, excluding Field Training Officer Re-Cert. It will be a stand-alone recertification class.
The Instructor Re-Certification Day will be for the following;

  • General Instructor Re-Cert
  • Driving Instructor Re-Cert
  • Arrest Control Instructor Re-Cert
  • Firearms Instructor Re-Cert

Please register for each one separately. But only the re-cert that applies to you.
You must attend the full day to receive 8 hours of career development and recertification.
We would suggest that you attend the full day or online is still another option.

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 of 8 hours of instruction every 3 years for each instructor certification.  Proof of this instruction must be provided to the Academy’s registrar, on the Academy’s form prior to registration for the recertification class.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 2 career

Instructor Re-Certification Day – Arrest Control Instructor 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: March 30, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Instructor Re-Certification Day has combined all instructor re-certs, excluding Field Training Officer Re-Cert. It will be a stand-alone recertification class.
The Instructor Re-Certification Day will be for the following;

  • General Instructor Re-Cert
  • Driving Instructor Re-Cert
  • Arrest Control Instructor Re-Cert
  • Firearms Instructor Re-Cert

Please register for each one separately. But only the re-cert that applies to you.
You must attend the full day to receive 8 hours of career development and recertification.
We would suggest that you attend the full day or online is still another option.

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 of 8 hours of instruction every 3 years for each instructor certification.  Proof of this instruction must be provided to the Academy’s registrar, on the Academy’s form prior to registration for the recertification class.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit:  2 career

Field Training Officer School 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: Multiple Dates (2021)
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 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.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 30 career/2 legal
Max Students:  40

Firearms Instructor School Pre-Shoot 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: York/Poquoson Firing Range - 301 Cox Drive, Yorktown, Virginia 23692
When: August 26, 2022
Time: 0800-1200 & 1300-1600

Description:

Pre-Shoot Pistol:                 August 26    –   0800-1200
Pre-Shoot Patrol Rifle:        August 26    –   1300-1600

Prerequisite-Students must attend the Academy’s pre-shoot. Students must score a minimum score of 90% on the Tactical 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 School 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: HRCJTA
When: Multiple Dates (2022)
February 14-18, 2022
June 27 - July 1, 2022
September 19-23, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 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 of 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.

Dress Code

Students attending in-service and specialized courses shall wear a departmental uniform or, at their option, civilian attire. Uniforms shall conform to departmental policies. Civilian attire, if worn, must conform to standard departmental policies. Jeans, shorts, tank tops, muscle t-shirts, midriff shirts, sleeveless shirts, and clothing that displays any profane, vulgar, or abusive language or artwork are prohibited.  Students are encouraged to follow their agency policy on dress code while at a training assignment. Remember you are at work, although off-site.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

In-Service Credit: 34 career/2 legal

Max Students:  40

Defensive Driving Instructor School 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: HRCJTA
When: April 26 - May 4, 2022

Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Location:  First Day at HRCJTA.  All following days will be at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

This training will be conducted from 0700-1600 and 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.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 34 career/1 legal

Max Students:  25

 

Firearms Instructor School 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Instructor Training
Where: York/Poquoson Firing Range - 301 Cox Drive, Yorktown, Virginia 23692
When: September 26 - October 7, 2022

Time: 0730-1630

Description:

Times:  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 26 – October 4 is the Pistol/Shotgun Instructor Program; October 5-7 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 Tactical II 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 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.
A lesson plan classroom presentation is required.
Students must score a minimum of 90% on all required courses.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 34 career/2 legal
Max Students:  25