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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


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Listed below are ALL available HRCJTA, satellite and online course listings. For HRCJTA courses, students may register by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar.  For satellite and online courses, refer to the course descriptions for instructions to register.

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Course Listings

Federal Constitutional Law Review and Update

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : April 24, 2020
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

This class will be taught by a nationally recognized expert in the Proper Use of Police Authority … Randy Means. This seminar teaches what police officers can and cannot lawfully do under the United States Constitution. Violations of the Federal Constitution can result in the suppression of critical evidence, exposure to massive liability, administrative discipline, and even criminal prosecution. This course will explain all new U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and review important older cases and trends in other appeals courts. This information empowers officers to achieve investigative goals within high ethical standards consistent with their oaths of office, without sacrificing their overall effectiveness. This program is critical to the success of all law enforcement officials but it is especially important for supervisors, managers, administrators and trainers.

Who should attend? All law enforcement supervisors, managers, administrators and trainers.

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

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

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates
Description :
June 5, 2020
November 6, 2020

Time: 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/4 legal
Max Students: 40

Diversity Driven Policing

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : October 26, 2020
Description :
Time: 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/2 cultural
Max Students: 40

Creating and Maintaing the "Well-Disciplined organization"...Enhanced Leadership Initiatives (WDO)

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : August 24-26, 2020
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

Being labeled a "Well-Disciplined Organization" is a high compliment and does not mean "well-punished". In fact, the need to use a lot of punitive discipline is indicative of a poorly disciplined organization. A well-disciplined organization is a place where people follow the rules, do what they are supposed to do, and refrain from doing otherwise. This program taught by Randy Means, J.D., a nationally recognized expert in police management and related legal issues. Then, is about motivating employees to do just that, utilizing a broad array of much focused organizational leadership initiatives.

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

Constitutional Policing: A Comprehensive Search and Seizure Review

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : October 29-30, 2020
Description :
Time: 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 las 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 including two of the largest sheriff's department in the country. In that capacity, he has developed training along with Randy Means, numerous articles about constitutional policing for Law and Order magazine.

Law Enforcement
In-Service Credit: 12 career/4 legal
Max Students: 40