Specialized Training

Listed below are available specialized training classes which will provide in-service credit for the participant. Classes are listed in alphabetical order. All classes are conducted from 0700AM-1545PM daily unless otherwise noted. Students may be registered by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar.

CEO Panel Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Christopher Newport University - David Student Union (Grand Ball Room). 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
When: August 6, 2021
Time: 0800-1300

Description:

The academy would like to extend an invitation to all to attend.

Discussions & Insights:

  • Community Policing
  • Culture of an Agency
  • Future Challenges
  • Emerging Leaders

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

Leading Your Agency Through an Officer Involved Shooting Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Christopher Newport University - David Student Union (Grand Ball Room). 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
When: August 5, 2021
Time: 0800-1200

Description:

Lance LoRusso is a Law Enforcement Officer then became an Attorney. Having worked as a street cop, trainer, hostage negotiator, public relations officer, and investigator, he regularly trains law enforcement officers from around the United States. As an attorney, he responds to the scene of the officer-involved shootings and represents them through interviews with homicide and internal affairs investigators as well as grand jury hearings.

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

Human Trafficking 101 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Franklin Police Department
When: June 29, 2021
Time: 0800-1200

Description:

The Franklin Police Department will be having a “Human Trafficking 101” course. This four-hour course will cover the following topics:

  • Hour 1 – Human trafficking defined, visas available, the difference between prostitution and trafficking.
  • Hour 2 – Victim vulnerabilities; signs of trafficking; grooming and branding; pimp subculture.
  • Hour 3 – Barriers to victim cooperation investigations; psychological impacts of trafficking.
  • Hour 4 – Trauma and its impact on victim interviews; effective interviewing strategies to build trust; victim resources.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailors, Court Security/Civil Process
Credit Hours: 4 Career Development

The Academy is not taking registrations for this course.
Please email the link below to register for this class.
Chief S. Patterson – spatterson@franklinpolice.org

Disorder Control Operations: Effectively Dealing with Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests, & Demonstrations – TRAIN THE TRAINER Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: September 22-24, 2021
Time: 0800-1600

Description:

The Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy presents:
Disorder Control Operations: Effectively Dealing with Civil Disorder,
Riots, Protests, & Demonstrations – TRAIN THE TRAINER

As peacekeepers, the police are challenged to maintain order. When the peacekeepers, the police, are being specifically targeted by protests against them, especially those that are racially charged, the challenge is greater. As these protests and civil disorder incidents become more local and diverse, the challenge is especially greater for the agencies that lack training, resources and most importantly, manpower. Smaller agencies are at a major disadvantage as recently across the US, but with proper training, injuries can be reduced or avoided, public perception can be increased, violence can be prevented and the length of protests can be lessened.       This TRAINER – LEVEL training course will provide a thorough understanding and skills for managing civil disorder, whether passive or violent. From exposing the contemporary issues fueling protests to civil disorder tactics and effective police disorder control techniques, this training program will effectively prepare agencies, officers and commanders. Keeping manpower and resource limitations in mind, this program will train the trainers who will train their agency’s officers to deal with civil disorder efficiently, safely and legally while protecting the rights of local uninvolved citizens, merchants, and protesters alike.

THIS IS A MOSTLY HANDS ON TRAIN THE TRAINER CERTIFICATION COURSE
*Approved for Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) 24 hours (career development) In-Service Credit

Course Topics:

• Exposing Civil Disorder today, its evolution and issues
• Tactics used by protesters and agitators
• The role of the police in protecting the right to assembly and life and property
• The importance of community relations and its use during civil disorder
• Planning police actions to effectively manage civil disorder incidents
• Analyzing the potential threat from local and external organizations
• Developing and utilizing Mutual Aid Agreements with other agencies
• Tactics for effectively dealing with civil disorder, violent protests, officer rescue, looters
• Tactics for arrests and removing violent persons
• Rapid Mobilization, Mobile Field Force, and Deployment of Police resources
• Securing Critical and Sensitive locations
• The importance of Intelligence in managing civil disorders
• Handling and using the Media; and many more topics!

DATE: Sept 22nd -24th , 2021
TIME: 8AM – 4PM
ATTIRE: Jeans/Sneakers/Tactical Gear. Riot Gear is Preferred but NOT Required. NO LIVE WEAPONS!!
LOCATION: 805 City Center Blvd Newport News, VA 23606
HEALTH SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE:
REGISTRATION FEE: $425.00 per person (Payable to Homefront Protective Group)
TO REGISTER, go to: https://homefrontprotect.com/DisorderTrainer092221

INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Anthony Di Cara, has over 26 years of service with a large mid-Atlantic Police Dept. and is currently assigned to the Special Response Team and conducts all Disorder Control and Munitions training for his agency. He has recently spent extensive time in the streets of Baltimore during the Baltimore riots of 2015 through 2020 and is an instructor for incident command, terrorism response, Mobile Field Force, chemical munitions, officer down rescues, riots and large scale protests. He is a certified operator for armored vehicles and regularly conducts rescue operations. P.O. Michael Akehurst is a Police Officer with a large Mid Atlantic Police Department. He has over 36 years of law enforcement experience. Mike is an original and current member of his agency’s “Special Response Team – Crowd and Riot Control.” Mike is certified as an Instructor and Train the Trainer for “Crowd and Riot Control” and “Mobile Field Force Tactics”. He has trained a vast number of Police agencies as Instructors in Crowd and Riot/Mobile Field Force Tactics. He has been assigned to numerous large scale events, Presidential Inaugurations, Pope Details, and Riots in Baltimore City.

You can access all our courses at www.homefrontprotect.com
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First Line Supervisor Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: August 9-13, 2021
Time: 0700 - 1545

Description:

In many work environments, you get promoted on a Friday, report to work on a Monday, and you are expected to be a supervisor, with all the responsibilities that come with the position.

This course is designed for those that are newly promoted or soon to be promoted to first-line supervisor status. As the first-line supervisor, you are the lynch pin in any organization.

However, even if you have been a supervisor for a while, you can benefit from the exchange of ideas that takes place during the course of the week.

The approach of the course is the First line Supervisor as a coach.

To help you prepare for some of the more common situations, and to address some of the common problems encountered, we discuss the transition from subordinate staff to supervisor.

We address the legal implications (including EEO and liability laws) for supervisors and the most important skill, communications, (including coaching scenarios, and disciplinary scenarios) from a new perspective.

This is a hands-on, attendee driven course where we exchange ideas and help you to prepare for the transition.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 34 career/2 legal
Max Students: 40

Leadership Team Building Add Course to List

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

Description:

 “CREATING & MAINTAINING THE WELL-DISCIPLINED ORGANIZATION”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM – FROM SERGEANTS TO CHIEF AND SHERIFF

  This class will be conducted from 0700-1545. This class will be taught by Randy Means, J.D., a nationally recognized expert in police management and related legal issues. This is applied micro and macro-leadership training about the shaping of organizational culture

through enhanced methods of human development and proper use of strengthened systems, and getting all leadership team members on the same page. Leadership is a team sport.

The need to use a lot of punitive discipline suggests a poorly disciplined organization. In a “well-disciplined” organization, systems work properly and people do what they’re supposed to do, including follow the rules. This seminar explains a variety of enhanced leadership initiatives, including focused policy and strengthened systems, to achieve “disciplinary” goals.

Leadership styles can and will vary from leader to leader but adherence to certain key principles cannot. Leaders must put employees on clear notice of organizational standards. Those standards must then be consistently enforced. Disciplinary sanctions must be consistent and proportionate. In certain key respects, supervision cannot vary from supervisor to supervisor; overarching consistency must be maintained from workgroup to workgroup. This requires a systemic approach to what historically was left to individual supervisory and managerial discretions.

The program shows the need for organizational solutions to organizational problems. It helps first-line supervisors and mid-managers see a bigger picture. It reminds senior leadership – the “big picture” people – of the vital need still to mind the store and keep a close watch on the “little” things.

If you take care of problems while they’re small, you don’t get a lot of big problems.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Strengthening Organizational Culture
  • The “Well-Disciplined” Organization
  • Unity in Command
  • Quality Control Methodologies & Analytics
  • Proactive Effects of Close Supervision
  • And many more …

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 20 career/4 legal
Max Students:  40

 

Bias Management – Leadership and Management Responsibilities in Managing Bias and Perceptions of Bias Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized 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 class is taught by Randy Means, J.D, a nationally recognized expert in police management and related legal issues. Part of any anti-bias training is about our own personal efforts at bias mitigation. The other part, this part, involves organizational leadership – what focused policies, strengthened systems and other initiatives can be brought to bear in this fight for the fairness in which we are all necessarily invested pursuant to our legal and ethical obligations.  This is an intense, deep-dive training program about leadership principles as applied to the much-needed effort to reduce behavioral outcroppings of the bias that lives in all of us – inspiring people to apply our organizational values to this vitally important area of ethics, law, and performance.

The way we think about people and events affects the way we feel toward people and events. The way we feel about people and events affects the way we behave toward them. Bias, then, is likely to affect behavior even when we did not wish for it to do so.

We all have a variety of biases, positive and negative, caused by a lifetime of socialization. By our early and constant exposure to our own culture and its normative attitudes, we are explicitly and implicitly taught what to think and therefore how to feel about others – across a wide band of generalizations – stereotypes. We are “taught” about gender and sexuality, age and disabilities, social class and religion, as well as nationality, ethnicity, color, and race.

Apart from the portion of the brain that handles socialization lies the “old” brain, prehistoric in its evolutionary origins. This part of the brain harbors a survival instinct that tends to see the difference as a threat. It operates instinctively and instantly without our conscious thought or even awareness – so it is impossible for us to block its messaging – even if we wanted to.

All this paints a bleak picture, but there is hope. We may not be able to eliminate or even block some of our biases, but there are things we can do to minimize them and block their behavioral effects. This necessarily begins with self-awareness. The statement, “I don’t have a biased bone in my body” is more indicative of a lack of self-awareness than the absence of bias.

This all matters in all parts of everyone’s lives but it matters even more in police work. We’re not folding sweaters at the Gap here. We are detaining, searching, arresting, and using force, including deadly force. We are required by the Constitution and our oaths of office to deliver police work that is bias-free – at least in its behavioral outcroppings.

To this end, we have brought together a faculty of psychologists and other racially and otherwise diverse, extraordinarily-credentialed experts, to design this training. They are career law enforcement professionals with a special ability to see and solve these problems.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Understanding…
  • Diversity Issues
  • Triune Brain Theory
  • Avoiding Negative Labeling
  • Avoiding Perceptions of Bias
  • And many more…

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 8 career/2 legal
Max Students:  40

 

Constitutional Policing – Leadership and Management Responsibilities Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized 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 class will be taught by Randy Means, J.D., a nationally recognized expert in police management and related legal issues. Part of any Constitutional Policing training is about an individual, personal efforts to know and understand how the Constitution applies to police practices. The other part, this part, involves organizational leadership – what focused policies, strengthened systems and other initiatives can be brought to bear in this fight for the legitimacy in which we are all necessarily invested pursuant to our legal and ethical obligations.  This is an intense, deep-dive training program about leadership principles as applied to the much-needed effort to assure the highest possible quality of Constitutional Policing – inspiring people to apply our organizational values to this vitally important area of ethics, law, and performance.

Violations of the Federal Constitution can cause loss of public trust, criminal evidence suppression, massive civil liability, and even criminal prosecution of law enforcement officers.

This advanced training reminds the leaders of field law enforcement officers what officers can and cannot lawfully do under the United States Constitution.

It demonstrates how knowledge of the law can be a powerful tool for achieving investigative goals and it can empower officers to attain higher ethical standards, consistent with their oaths of office, without the sacrifice of overall law enforcement effectiveness.

On the day an officer takes the oath of office, the Constitution becomes more than a legal obligation; it becomes an ethical duty, a matter of promise-keeping – keeping the most solemn promise made in a law enforcement career, the promise to support uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. However lofty that promise, it is hollow – without a thorough understanding of what the Constitution requires of police officers.

All law enforcement leaders at all levels are responsible for assuring high-quality outcomes in this critical area. From hiring to firing and everything in between, leadership involvement and initiatives can help, or hinder, these dynamics. This training explains how.

It covers arrest and detention, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, eyewitness identification, and much more. Bias mitigation and use of force discussions are woven appropriately into the training, as are specific recommendations for strengthened leadership initiatives – including strengthened policy, training, supervision, and organizational oversight.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All those who oversee or judge the constitutional behavior of field law enforcement officers.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Philosophy of Constitutional Policing
  • What’s at Stake Here
  • The Art and Science of Voluntary Contact
  • Stop and Frisk
  • Curtilage Considerations
  • Minimizing Bias & Perceptions of Bias
  • And many more……

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 4 career/4 legal
Max Students:  40

Jail Officer In-Service (Only) Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: September 27-29, 2021 CANCELED
Time: 0700 - 1545

Description:

Days 1-3 Jail Officer 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.

In-Service: Jail Officer
Credit Hours: 18 Career Development, 4 Legal, and 2 Cultural Diversity

Jail Officer/Court Security/Civil Process In-Service Add Course to List

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

Description:

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.

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

Patrol Officer/Detective In-Service Add Course to List

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

Description:

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

In-Service: Law Enforcement
Credit Hours: 32 Career Development, 4 Legal, and 2 Cultural Diversity
Maximum Students: 40

On-Line Training 2021 Add Course to List

Description:

January 1-March 15

April 1-June 15

July 1-September 15

October 1-December 15

Student completion information is NOT available or reported until 10 days after the session closes.

Please check the Academy’s website at www.hrcjta.org for details.

Continue to Forms and select the On-Line form to register for listed classes.

 

Leadership Institute (The) Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Christopher Newport University
When: August 2-6, 2021
Time: 0800-1700

Description:

August 2-6, 2021
This class will be conducted from 0800-1700.

This course is intended for the new or emerging leader, first line supervisor, or mid manager. Topics of instruction include: self-assessment, situational leadership, employee motivation, problem solving, decision making, organizational behavior, organizational change, conflict resolution, officer wellness, leading your agency during an officer shooting incident, and a Chief Executive Panel. This year’s institute is one week Monday thru Friday. If interested register with the HRCJTA registrar or on the HRCJTA web page. There is a $250.00 charge per student to offset the cost of the program.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 34 Career Development/4 Legal/2 Cultural Diversity
Max Students:  35

Human Performance in Force Encounters Add Course to List

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

Description:

This class will be conducted from 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.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 14 career/2 legal
Max Students:  40

De-Escalation Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: May 25, 2021
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 0800-1700. Public Safety officers and personnel in today’s society are faced with a multitude of growing challenges. One major challenge is the trend towards an increase of acting out behavior by the individuals they might encounter. The current attitude of challenging authority and police legitimacy has contributed to an increase in the escalation of behavior and an overall conflict with the citizens we serve.

Behavioral research indicates “violence is a process and not an event.” It leads us to examine the process, which starts with the escalation of individual behavior and leads to an overall acting out phase that in many cases ends in a conflict between police and citizens.  The course will provide insight into the impact of implicit and explicit bias on behavior and the necessary skills for secondary officer intervention.

This one day train the trainers’ course will provide the necessary content and practical skills to participants to prepare them to engage in de-escalation training within their organizations.

Law Enforcement, Court Security/Civil Process, and Jailor/Custodial
In-Service Credit: 8 Career Development
Max Students: 40

 

 

DUI Law A to Z: The Foundation for Effective DUI Investigation and Prosecution Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: August 18, 2021 (Rescheduled)
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 0700-1545. A solid understanding of the legal aspects of alcohol/drug-related driving offenses is critical to effectively investigating and prosecuting these offenses. This course will provide a comprehensive examination of the relevant constitutional and statutory law of which all DUI investigators must be aware. Specific topics include the elements of the basic DUI offense, the elements of DUI-related offenses, the implied consent law, jurisdictional issues, arrest procedures, and Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment issues. A heavy emphasis will be placed upon current Virginia and federal case law. Understanding of the material will be enhanced through frequent scenario-based discussion.

Instructor

Zachary Miller has been a Virginia police officer since 2004. He is currently the training manager for a 100-plus officer police department. For over 10 years, he has been the lead DUI instructor at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy. He is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and since 2007, he has been a faculty member for the Commonwealth Attorneys’ Services Council Advanced DUI for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training program. Officer Miller is also a highly-respected police legal instructor, specializing in the constitutional law of policing.

Law Enforcement
In-Service Credit: 4 Career Development/4 Legal
Max Students:  40

Diversity Driven Policing™ Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: May 24, 2021
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 0700-1545.   The new human rights 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 and 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.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 6 Career Development/2 Cultural Diversity
Max Students:  40

 

Constitutional Policing: A Comprehensive Search and Seizure Review Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: May 4-5, 2021 CANCELED
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

This class will be conducted from 0700-1545.  This course will provide a thorough, comprehensive review of the federal constitutional principles critical for effective and lawful field policing endeavors. While the course will recite with clarity, depth, and primary focus the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment law of policing, it will also explore foundational non-legal principles necessary for conducting productive officer-citizen contacts such as interpersonal communication skills, ethics, policy considerations, and supervision/management roles. Although the instruction will include an engaging and critical lecture component, small group, scenario-based discussions will serve to enhance the learning experience. Common professional misinformation surrounding the law of policing will be addressed and corrected, thereby enhancing the level of professional policing each officer’s community receives. This class will benefit officers in any assignment, including supervisors and managers.

Instructor

Zachary Miller has been a Virginia police officer since 2004. He is currently the training manager for a 100-plus officer police department. Over the past decade, he has taught constitutional policing and Virginia law of arrest topics to thousands of law enforcement officers, law enforcement recruits, attorneys, and private citizens. He is the Associate Director of the Police Authority Training Systems for the Thomas and Means law firm. In that role, he works closely with police law attorney Randy Means to provide legal and leadership training, advice, and policy development to law enforcement agencies nationwide. He has worked with numerous law enforcement agencies that were subject to federal intervention regarding their unconstitutional practices, including two of the largest sheriff’s departments in the country. In that capacity, he has developed training programs and reviewed agency policies to address the federal government’s concerns. He has co-authored, along with Randy Means, numerous articles about constitutional policing for Law and Order magazine.

Law Enforcement/Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 12 Career Development/4 Legal
Max Students: 40