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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Specialized Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available specialized training classes which will provide in-service credit for the participant. Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Students may be registered by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar. Please fill out our Course Registration Form to register for these classes.


Course Listings

Diversity Driven Policing™

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : October 28, 2019
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.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

Credit Hours: 6 Career Development, 2 Cultural Diversity

Max Students: 40

Federal Constitutional Law Review and Update

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : April 17, 2019
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.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

Credit Hours: 4 Career Development, 4 Legal

Max Students: 40

Human Performance in Force Encounters

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : November 18-19, 2019
Description :

Time: 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.

Class Open: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process.

Credit Hours: 14 Career Development, 2 Legal.

Max Students: 40

Law Enforcement

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2019)
Description :

Patrol Officer/Detective
May 6-10 (2019)
September 30 - October 4 (2019)

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.

Leadership Institute (The)

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Christopher Newport University (David Student Union)
When : Listed Below
Description :

Session I: May 20-23, 2019 
Session II: August 5-8, 2019 

This course is intended for the new or emerging leader. Officers recently promoted for the first time will benefit most from the training. Topics of instruction include: self-assessment, situational leadership, employee motivation, problem solving, decision making, organizational behavior, organizational change, conflict resolution, etc. This course is divided into two sessions. The first session is four days (32 hours) and the second session is also four days (32 hours). There is an application process for admittance into the program. Also, there will be a minimal registration fee. Look for additional information on the program in the early part of 2019.

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

Max Students: 30