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.

Leadership Lance LoRusso 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 10, 2022
Time: 0800-1200

Description:

Lance LoRusso is a law enforcement officer turned 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 officer-involved shootings and represents officers 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

Litigation Target Hardening (Five Phases) Add Course to List

Classification: In-Service
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: November 2, 2022
Time: 0800-1200

Description:

This training is intended for command-level personnel including CEO’s of an organization. Recognizing that you and your organization will be involved in numerous incidents where some of these incidents will result in litigation.

This class is being taught from the perspectives of, Jeff Rosen, Esq. an attorney who is an expert in litigation and the defense of police agencies, jail facilities, and the personnel involved in policing and corrections, as well as Scott Barlow, a retired police chief, and current regional academy executive director who has acted as an expert witness in numerous incidents.

This unique perspective should assist any organization with the tools needed to defend against the common occurrence of being sued.

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

 

 

Use of Force Liability Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: April 28, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Use of Force – Liability and Management Issues

This is a workshop on managing law enforcement’s use of force in a way that will pass legal muster, reduce injury and death on both sides of the ball, and heighten public trust. Despite its statistical rarity relative to the number of police-citizen contacts, the use of force by police, given its nature and effects, creates major societal and administrative issues.

The use of force function cannot just be administered, it must be led and managed. Changes in the law and in society have made law enforcement an increasingly complex business. Injury and death are daily concerns. Lawsuits against police have increased dramatically. Huge financial losses result when tough decisions go wrong.

Today’s lawsuits challenge a broad array of administrative and operational dynamics; systems of policy, training, supervision, and discipline are closely scrutinized. Solutions are complex. This program illustrates appropriately balanced risk management techniques around force issues.

Methods of integrating beneficial policy into training, supervision, and discipline are specifically discussed and the relationships among those dynamics are explored. Appropriate feedback and intervention systems are identified and explained. The pros and cons of various tools and tactics are discussed.   Q&A Time is included.   Program Theme: Planning to win!

Topics Include …

  • Varying Perspectives on Police Use of Force
  • A “Systems” Perspective
  • Law & Liability Trends: Re-Visiting Graham v. Connor
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Promotion Practices
  • Specific Force Tools, Techniques, and Tactics
  • Appropriate Policy and Supervision
  • Managing the Force-Related Training Function
  • Critical Force Incident Investigations
  • Human Factors in Officer Force Incidents
  • Ending the Use of “Continuums”?
  • Balanced Force Management Training Cycles
  • Creating an Ethical Force Environment
  • Keys to Winning Use of Force Lawsuits
  • Emotional Management: Ours and Theirs
  • Appropriate “Tactical” Communication
  • Avoiding Counter-Purposeful Terminology
  • Who Should Be a Force/Tactical Trainer
  • Emerging Force Related Technologies
  • Defining “Reportable” Force
  • Early Recognition and Intervention
  • Officer Safety and Wellness: Mental & Physical

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

Management Issues In Law Enforcement Ethics Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: October 31 - November 1, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

Management Issues in Law Enforcement Ethics

 This is an applied ethics training program for law enforcement supervisors, managers, and administrators on how to lead and manage officer behavior in regard to professional ethics. Never has there been a greater need for strong, committed leadership in this arena.

Particularly in certain high-risk areas, ethical behavior requires more than just a generalized desire or intent to be virtuous. In the defining moment, without needed preparation, it’s often just too late. The officer is literally unable to meet ethical standards. Preparation is critical.

From constitutional law to human relations skills to physical fitness, creating and maintaining critical professional knowledge and needed skills and abilities will determine, in countless situations, whether or not an officer will, or even can, respond virtuously.

This program discusses, illustrates, and demonstrates what good leaders can do to assure that ethical standards remain high – not just by being good ethical role-modeling, but by utilization of proactive and reactive disciplinary tools to enable and assure proper ethical performance.

Topics Include … 

  • Virtue Ethics vs. Applied Ethics
  • Hiring “Good” People
  • Ethical Preparation: Finding True North
  • Building & Maintaining Duty & Honor Values
  • Accountability to Standards
  • Lack of Integrity or Lack Of …?
  • Keeping Faith with the Oath of Office
  • Remaining Honest and Fair: Providing Help
  • Dealing with Untruthfulness
  • Minimizing Injury and Death
  • Assuring Respect for Human Dignity
  • Maintaining Needed Physical Fitness
  • The Roles of History, Music, Ritual
  • Inspiration & Trust Building
  • Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Health
  • Honor, Principle & Compassion
  • Minimizing Injury & Death
  • Bias Fighting
  • Managing Use of Force
  • Reducing Unnecessary High-Speed Driving
  • Needed Policy & Training
  • Important Supervision & Discipline
  • The Slippery Slope of MisconductIn-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial, and Court Security/Civil Process
    In-Service Credit: 16 Career Development
    Max Students: 40
Internal Affairs School Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: April 25-26, 2022
Time: 0700-1545

Description:

“Internal Affairs Today” – For All Law Enforcement Leaders

From complaint intake and triage to misconduct investigation and case dispositions, this program highlights and spotlights critical issues and offers recommendations for best practices and problem-solving. The workshop presents internal affairs issues, methods, and initiatives, including focused policies and strengthened systems, critical to achieving organizational disciplinary goals and improving officer and public trust in the process.

This unique course equips participants with knowledge and skills necessary to conduct, supervise and manage internal affairs work in a manner that heightens trust and confidence in the function and its involved processes, including internal investigations – whether conducted by a full-time “IA” person or an ordinary supervisor/investigator.

The program covers ordinary administrative matters as well as the use of force and critical incident investigation, including investigation of officer-involved shootings. It includes legal issues, management principles, and policy recommendations, but focuses also on specific IA protocols and major, critical aspects of the investigative methodology.

This is “IA Today” for all law enforcement leaders, and IA investigators, taught by a four-decade professional in assuring that all this is done right.

Topics Include …

Review & Update on Case Law & Legal Issues

Selection Processes and Training of and by IA Personnel

Use of a Triage Process

Definition and Categorization of “Complaints”

Scene Handling & Evidence Collection

Recording & Other Documentation

Complainant and Non-employee Interviews

Employee Interviews and Officer Representatives

Investigative Mindset, Methods, and Style

Brady/Giglio and Consequent Matters

Inter-facing IA work with Progressive Discipline

Administrative vs. Criminal Investigations: Garrity and More

Interaction with the Media

Records Management, Notifications, Confidentiality

Use of Force & Other Critical Incident Investigation

Officer-Involved Shooting Incidents

Human Factors & Stress

Integrating IA Work with Early Recognition Systems

Preventative and Proactive Risk Management Issues

Liability Prevention in IA and Disciplinary Matters

Creation of IA Standard Operating Procedures

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

Women in Leadership – Meeting the Challenges in Today’s Law Enforcement Environment Add Course to List

Description:

The topic and challenges of leadership have become immensely popular and often controversial. Styles of leadership, methods of leadership, and even gender of leaders lead the discussions. Often, in this male-dominated and male-oriented profession of law enforcement, women leaders are challenged beyond the norm. Women leaders are viewed as potentially emotional, indecisive, and their ability to be tough in critical situations is questioned. However, as seen in strong women leaders across the law enforcement community, obstacles can be overcome, and challenges can become opportunities. In fact, women can meet and defeat the challenges as well as men in the same positions. This will provide female students with highly practical guidance to enable them to navigate through the ranks of law enforcement agencies. It will illustrate how to grow into strong, successful leaders, and to overcome obstacles as they arise. The discussion in this course will be frank, direct, and honest. The instructor will offer personal examples and provide advice to women leaders, aspiring leaders, and leaders seeking to hire or promote women to leadership positions in the law enforcement community.
*Approved for Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) 16 hours (career development) In-Service Credit

Course Topics:
• Being a Female in a Male-Dominated Profession
• Personal Experiences
• A Brief Overview of the Research on Women in Leadership
• Leadership Efficacy
• The Elephants in the Room
• Practical Tips / Tools for Success
• Resources for More Information, and more………

Date: July 11th-12th, 2022
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Location: 805 City Center Blvd Newport News, VA 23606
Tuition Fee: $225.00
To register, go to: https://homefrontprotect.com/WomenInLeadership071122

INSTRUCTOR: Captain Colleen Brooks is a 20-year Police veteran with a proven history of being a strong leader in multiple divisions of the police department. As a patrol sergeant, she led the weekend night’s team for several years (the shift with the most violent crime) and even did so while breastfeeding. Becoming the Detective Bureau Commander in 2011 she led that bureau through thousands of major cases in the last 10 years, including a Federal RICO investigation, multiple homicides, rapes, other violent person crimes, and bank robberies. Captain Brooks leads and has brought the organization to the School Resource Officer Unit and the Evidence/Property sections of the police department. She has spent time as a Commander in the Professional Standards/Training division as well, bringing much-needed change and improvement to the Field Training Officer Unit, Recruitment/Retention, and Training. Captain Brooks has a history of creating high-performing teams within the police department to tackle specific issues facing the department. Captain Brooks also has extensive experience working in domestic violence, strangulation, sexual assault, child sexual abuse investigations, physical child abuse, and death investigations, and she serves as an expert witness in those areas.

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The Duty to Intervene: Understanding the Right, Responsibility and Duty to Intervene in Improper Law Enforcement Situations Add Course to List

Description:

In the wake of the George Floyd incident, policing has been under fire, under a microscope, and under widespread change. While some of these changes are long overdue and welcome, others have been influenced by non-law enforcement entities with no experience or knowledge of the complexities and difficulties of policing. This course has been designed and is instructed, by current and retired police officers and supervisors with extensive successful experience in training officers and applying police procedure and criminal procedure law. This course will discuss and illustrate the Duty to intervene when reasonable cause exists that a fellow officer is acting outside the scope of the law. It will discuss the culture and causes of the failure or refusal of officers to carry out their duty to intervene. It will discuss and illustrate what officers must do in certain situations where intervention is necessary. It will provide an effective methodology for training officers to accept and properly carry out their duty to intervene. It will discuss liability, improper intervention, and the priority of officer safety.
*Approved for Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) 24 hours (career development) In-Service Credit

TRAINING TOPICS
• Duty to Intervene
• Anatomy of The George Floyd Incident
• Rodney King Incident and others
• Ethics and the Law in Policing
• Intervention during Police Actions
• Caselaw and Legal Guidelines
• Tactics for Intervention
• Liability vs Vicarious Liability
• Qualified Immunity
• Importance of Tactical Communication
• Deescalating Fellow Officers
• Tactics for Safety
• The P.O.I.S.E.D. Contract
• Officers’ Rights and Legal Options, and more…

Date: August 15th-16th, 2022 Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Location: 805 City Center Blvd Newport News, VA 23606
Tuition Fee: $250.00
To register, go to: https://homefrontprotect.com/DutytoIntervene081522

INSTRUCTOR: James Partee is a former Police Chief from the St. Louis Metro Area with over 22 years of experience. He was born and raised in an inner-city St Louis community and is still very proud to have become a police officer in the St Louis County Police Department. He worked his way from Patrol to Street Gangs to Investigations to Public Information Officer and all the way to Police Chief. He has worked with communities of color and performed duties as a police liaison to communities with racial divides. He is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). He has trained Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers. He has also conducted training for Community Organizations, School Districts, and Private Businesses when it comes to dealing with race, trust, transparency, and other topics. He has spearheaded a team of law enforcement professionals, active and retired, of all ranks and experience to design this training course in an effective, entertaining, easy-to-understand, training experience.

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Conflict Resolution, Mitigation and De-Escalation (CRMD): Necessary Skills for the Modern Police Officer Add Course to List

Description:

The Train the Trainer Program
*Approved for Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) 24 hours (career development) In-Service Credit

Police Officers are expected to possess the knowledge and skills to de-escalate the intensity of a volatile or potentially volatile situation, defuse the danger of a tense or potentially violent situation, and resolve conflict with or among persons who are emotional or suffering from mental illness. This course instructs the skills, strategies, and techniques needed to identify and mitigate problematic situations involving interactions, confrontations, and arrest incidents. Officers who attend this course will learn how to tactfully communicate with people, accurately evaluate situations, and effectively manage situations to a successful and non-violent conclusion.
In this 3 day Train the Trainer course, officers will learn how to personally implement the techniques as well as instruct other officers how to utilize the techniques effectively. Officers who attend this course will be issued comprehensive instructor materials, related literature, and an instructor certificate.
Instruction and Practical Exercises Include:
• Situational Awareness
• Evaluation Methodology
• De-Stress Self-Techniques
• Tactical/Tactful Verbal Communication
• Comprehensive Effective Non-Verbal Influencing
• Negotiation Techniques
• De-escalation and Mitigation Approach
• Defusing Tension and Violence
• Conflict Resolution
• Dignity and Humanity Maintenance
• Officer Safety
• CRMD Instructor Development

Date: May 16th-18th, 2022
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Location: 805 City Center Blvd Newport News, VA 23606
Tuition Fee: $475.00
To register, go to: https://homefrontprotect.com/ConflictInstructor051622

INSTRUCTORS: Paul Watkins, has 18 years of law enforcement experience and has been instructing both academy recruits and in-service police officers for the last several years. Paul is also currently employed as an adjunct professor, teaching numerous courses within the criminal justice curriculum at different colleges and universities. Paul is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 274), New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police Command & Leadership Academy, and Certified Manager Program (CPM) at Rutgers University and has completed the FBI LEEDA Trilogy. Paul is also a SWAT operator, FBI trained hostage negotiator, and instructor in Less Lethal Tactics, Riot (Disorder Control), and OC Spray.
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CEO Panel 2022 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 10, 2022
Time: 1300-1700

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

First Line Supervisor 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: May 2-6, 2022
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

Jail Officer In-Service (Only) 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: Multiple Dates (2022)
Time: 0700 - 1545

Description:

Days 1-3 Jail Officer Recertification

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) and (4 hours) Cultural Diversity.

In-Service: Jail Officer
Credit Hours: 16 Career Development, 4 Legal, and 4 Cultural Diversity
Max Students: 40

Court Security/Civil Process In-Service (Only) 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: Multiple Dates (2022)
Time: 0700 - 1545

Description:

2 Days Court Security/Civil Process Recertification

If needed, you may register separately for cultural diversity and legal update which will be on
Monday (4 hours) Legal Update and (4 hours) Cultural Diversity.

In-Service: Court Security/Civil Process
Credit Hours: 8 Career Development, 4 Legal, and 4 Cultural Diversity

Law Enforcement In-Service – POD (Only) 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: Multiple Dates (2022)
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), and Cultural Diversity (4 Hours) on Monday.

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

On-Line Training 2022 Add Course to List

Description:

January 1-March 15

April 1-June 15

July 1-September 15

October 1-December 1

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.

 

16th Annual Leadership Institute Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Christopher Newport University
When: May 16-19, 2022 (Session I) & August 8-11, 2022 (Session II)
Time: 0800-1700

Description:

May 16-19, 2022 (Session I)
August 8-11, 2022 (Session II)

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 two weeks Monday thru Thursday. Attendance to both is required. There is a $350.00 charge per student to offset the cost of the program. The cost for Non-Member Agencies is $500.00. If interested please register on our website at www.hrcjta.org.

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 2022 Add Course to List

Classification: Specialized Training
Where: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When: Multiple Dates (2022)
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