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

Domestic Extremism & Hate Groups

Category : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : December 15, 2020
Description :
Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Training begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce training on “Domestic Extremism and Hate Groups.” This one-day relevant and timely training will provide law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of numerous domestic terror groups and criminally subversive subcultures which are encountered by law enforcement professionals on a daily basis. The course will provide a definition of violent extremism and focus on individuals and groups that attempt to advance social or political beliefs through force or violence. 

Law enforcement professionals will be educated on the First Amendment and the Constitutional protections afforded to all groups discussed. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be trained to identify racially and ideologically motivated behavior and discern between criminal activity and First Amendment protected speech and actions.

 Subjects, Groups and Ideologies to be Covered

  • Anarchist/Antifa
  • White Supremacy/White Nationalism/National Socialism
  • INCEL Movement/MGTOW
  • Proud Boys
  • The Base/Atomwaffen Division/The Green Brigade/Eco-Fascism 
  • Boogaloo Movement/III%
  • Black Militia/NFAC
  • Animal Rights Issues
  • Eco-Terrorism
  • Social Media Usage for Recruitment, Propaganda and Communication 

At the conclusion of training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify racially motivated violent extremism, associated symbols and ideologies.
  • Recognize and understand the numerous criminal subcultures and extremist groups living and operating in their jurisdiction.
  • Understand and predict the dynamics of encounters with the various criminal subcultures presented.
  • Complete safe, competent and thorough investigations involving criminally subversive groups and/or racially motivated individuals.
  • Define, explain, and train fellow officers on the recruitment tactics and social media platforms most commonly used by the groups discussed. 

**NEW**All classes will include an update and overview on the impact of issues such as COVID-19, civil unrest, and the current posture of threat actors with anti-law enforcement beliefs.**

Instructor: Rob Finch

Rob Finch is a current North Carolina Detective and decorated investigator with over 16 years of experience working in a large criminal intelligence unit. Since 2010, he has used his dynamic and engaging teaching style to train thousands of law enforcement professionals around the United States.

In-Service: Law Enforcement
Partial In-Service Credit: Law enforcement officers will receive approximately 8 PIC hours. Please note: PIC hours are an estimate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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