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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Satellite Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available satellite training classes.  Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Students may be registered by contacting the appropriate responsible person at the specific satellite agency. The contact information is provided with each training class in the course descriptions below.


Course Details

Speed Measurement (Radar/Lidar) Instructor School

Category : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : August 19-22, 2019
Description :

Time: 0700-1545

This course will improve your proficiency in the use of police traffic RADAR / LIDAR and develop your instructional skills sufficiently to present the training programs to other law enforcement personnel.

You will learn the characteristics of different types of stationary and moving RADAR units. In addition, you will be coached in the use of instructional methods that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the RADAR operator. Various aspects of RADAR use, such as the Doppler principle, legal requirements and the relationship of RADAR speed measurement to the overall speed enforcement program will be taught and you will participate in practical exercises utilizing a variety of RADAR equipment.

You will also learn the history and theory behind the development of Lasers.  You will participate in ¨hands-on ¨ practical exercises to become proficient in their use. In addition, we will review teaching methods for this subject and give you an opportunity to refine your instructional skills.

Student Responsibilities: Successfully completed or Certified DCJS General Instructor.

Since this is an instructor certification course, all officers are required to have 2 years prior experience operating radar.  Prior lidar experience is not a prerequisite. 

Each officer will be required to prepare a lesson plan and make a short presentation before the entire class.

Students are asked to review their radar operator manual prior to attending. 

Required Equipment:  Each officer is required to have a basic scientific calculator capable of trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan) such as a Texas Instrument TI-30. (These calculators cost less than $20.00 OPTIONAL).

Police Unit and radar/lidar equipment currently being used (police unit and radar/lidar unit may be shared by two participants from a jurisdiction).

Registration:  To register, please follow the Academy’s registration procedures.  Contact Ms. Tameka Guild, Registrar, to enroll by emailing her at tameka.guild@hampton.gov. 

This class is limited to 20 students.

Law Enforcement In-Service Credit:  32 career/1 legal