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. 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. Please fill out our Course Registration Form to register for these classes.

Course Listings

Statement Analysis

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : September 14-17, 2020
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

Kim Wright served as a Deputy United States Marshal from 1993 to 1996 and retired in 2018 from the FBI as a Special Agent. During her tenure with the FBI, her investigations into narcotics, gangs, cold case homicides, and crimes against children had direct impact on communities, local and national. She was highly accomplished and recognized by her local law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Course Description:
Statement Analysis is the structured examination of an individual’s verbatim words for the purpose of conducting a more in-depth interview. This course is designed to provide investigators with a structured method of examining verbal and written communication. Students will develop specific linguistic tools and strategies to use in analyzing the oral and written words provided by employees, applicants, witnesses, victims and suspects.

Within the law enforcement context, Statement Analysis is used as an investigative tool to gain insight into an individual’s thoughts, motivations and ideas. Statement Analysis is also used to assist in the recognizing veracity and detecting areas of possible deception. Students will participate in practical problems designed to use the tools presented during the course. These tools will give insight into a statement and, in criminal cases, enhance the prospects of gaining confessions through the amplification of the statement. In addition to practical problems, instructional methods include case studies, demonstrations and group discussion.

Student are welcome to bring written statements from investigations to the course for group analysis, with individual Department/Agency approval if required. Identifying information contained in statement(s) should be sanitized.

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

Credit Hours: 32 Career Development

Max: 25

Train the Trainer Program

Classification : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : February 3-6, 2020
Description :
Time: 0800-1700

The HRCJTA is offering a Use of Force trainers "Train the Trainer" program. You do not need to be a certified D.T. or Firearms trainer to attend (though it is helpful). You do need to be a General Instructor with an interest in scenario based training and De-escalation training.

This four day "Train the Trainer" program is intended to:

  • Provide the attendee with the tools necessary to develop and administer "scenario based" simulation training while focusing on how to develop scenarios while ensure the relevance and safety of scenario based training.

  • Provide the attendee with a basic understanding of the equipment than can be used to provide scenario based training.

  • Provide the attendee with the tools necessary to provide "De-escalation" training as it applies to scenario based training and the real world.
    Space is limited...so who should attend:

  • Regular instructors in the HRCJTA basic academies where scenario based training is utilized.

  • Agency instructors who provide in-service level training which is scenario based.

  • Instructors should be able to attend the majority of the 4 day training.

  • Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and court Security/Civil Process
    In-Service Credit: 32 career