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Training Catalog, In-Service Courses

The In-Service Training Catalog provides updated information to law enforcement personnel from the Prince William County Police Department and the Prince William County Sheriff's Office.

Other law enforcement agency personnel may register for classes when space is available, but no more than 30 days in advance of the requested class.
 
Firearms training is open to local law enforcement officers. For specific eligibility, contact the Firearms Range Manager at 703-792-5050.
 
For more information about the In-Service Training Catalog, or to register for classes, call 703-792-6599

 

Information About Incident Command System Courses 
 

All Officers must take ICS 100 and ICS 700. All Sergeants must complete ICS 200. These three classes are available online.

All First Sergeants and above must complete ICS 300 (available only in the classroom). All Captains and above must complete ICS 800.

No Department registration is required for the online courses. Please submit your certificates upon successful completion of these courses.

NIMS Courses Available Online through FEMA's Independent Study Program:
IS 100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS 200 Basic Incident Command System
IS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
IS 800 National Response Plan (NRP) An Introduction


June 2019
 
Advanced Skills & Technical Driving (ASTD) -- NOTE ADDED DATES!

This course--previously known as EVOC Refresher--is designed for agency personnel operating Departmental vehicles. The course emphasizes all aspects of safe vehicle operation, and provides advanced skills to enhance the students' abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel
Instructor(s): EVOC Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Conducting Complete Traffic Stops

This two-day course is designed for police veterans and newcomers alike. It focuses on the relationship between traffic enforcement and criminal enforcement to maximize a patrol officer's performance. Specific techniques are covered to assist officers in detecting criminal activity during roadside traffic stops. Students will also participate in mock roadside interviews to help detect criminal deception.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 15 Career Development / 1 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement
Instructor(s): Mike Lewis
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Force Science Course -- FULL!

This two-day course is designed to present the results of the most cutting-edge research into the dynamics of human behavior during life-threatening encounters. The class will provide repetitive physical experiments designed to determine action/reaction dynamics. The integration of this information has been proven to enhance the accuracy and thoroughness of decisions made during an incident.
Note: The location for this course is the Charlie T. Deane Central District Station, Hall of Heroes.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 48
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all supervisors and those aspiring to become a supervisor.
Instructor(s): Force Science Institute, Ltd.
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Effective Report Writing

Effective written communication is an essential skill for law enforcement officers. This one-day course will focus on using clear and thorough description, using descriptive language without commentary, avoiding jargon, avoiding common errors such as passive voice, unidentified witnesses and failure to identify specific actors. The course will also focus on discovery and ethical issues in report writing, especially on exculpatory evidence. The class will involve lecture, practicals with video, break-out sessions and a final exercise with a live practical scenario, followed by a short "moot court" to test the students' material.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Elliott Casey
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
Trailering and Towing -- FULL!

This course provides members with the knowledge and skills necessary for basic towing and trailering. The training provides general information and tips that can help when driving a tow vehicle and trailer as part of your official duties. The course gives the student basic information about factors to consider and equipment you will need to ensure your safety, that of your passengers, and others while towing a trailer.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel
Instructor(s): EVOC Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
 
EVOC Remedial

Remedial EVOC training is used to reinforce positive skills taught in basic training, knowledge and behavior for any law enforcement employee who has been involved in a crash. This remedial training will be customized to the individual student's deficiency, following a brief review of the collision. There are a variety of exercises covered to ensure targeting of any issues that may arise due to speed, backing and inattention. Exercises may vary with each group of students, but topics such as "below 100", distracted driving, the Code of Virginia, and defensive driving will be covered in every class.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 4 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel
Instructor(s): EVOC Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
 
July 2019
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers must be currently certified as ERD Operators to enroll. ERD re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belts and patrol vests with them to training.

**Please do not bring any live firearms, ammo, OC or batons into the classroom.**

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 20 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Academy staff/instructors
Class Coordinator: B.J. Kimble (703-792-4609)
 
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
August 2019
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
September 2019
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers must be currently certified as ERD Operators to enroll. ERD re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belts and patrol vests with them to training.

**Please do not bring any live firearms, ammo, OC or batons into the classroom.**

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 20 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Academy staff/instructors
Class Coordinator: B.J. Kimble (703-792-4609)
 
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification

RADAR re-certification is four hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is in the afternoon (1 - 5 p.m.). Students must attend both sessions if they hold both a RADAR and a LIDAR certification. Operators MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development per session / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently operators.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
  
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

This 40-hour core CIT course is designed to educate and prepare personnel who come into contact with people suffering from mental illnesses on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of these illnesses, and to respond effectively and appropriately to individuals in crisis.

NOTE: The course location is the Paul T. White Jr. Western District Station training room.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 34 Career Development / 4 Legal / 2 Cultural Diversity
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel, sheriff's deputies and jail officers*
(*NO probationary police officers, sheriff's deputies, or jail officers).
Instructor(s): Greater Prince William Crisis Intervention Team
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)

Social Networking in Criminal Investigations

This course covers the essentials that patrol officers, investigators, probation and parole officers, school resource officers, and anyone in the criminal justice system needs to know about social networking -- whether or not they use it. Various types of crimes are rooted in social networking activity, and this course breaks down the elements of social networking. It examines what information is collected and demonstrates the advantages of it as an investigative and intelligence tool. The course also covers steps officers must take to safeguard their information from criminal organizations who use social networking to gather data on law enforcement.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Jim Dill
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Sovereign Citizens and Anti-government Individuals

This one-day presentation focuses on sovereign citizens and their rapidly increasing problematic contact with all forms of government, with a specific focus on interactions with law enforcement. Basic awareness of this growing threat and how it directly impacts the daily duties and responsibilities of law enforcement, and other government entities, will be discussed at length. The rapid rise of violent militia extremist activity around the nation will also be covered. Refer to Deputy Mihalovich's Jan. 29th email for more specific information.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Rob Finch, Proactive Consulting, Inc.
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
Antifa, White Nationalists and Domestic Terrorism -- FULL!

This one-day training provides law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of numerous domestic terror groups and criminally subversive sub-cultures that are encountered by law enforcement professionals on a daily basis. The course focuses on individuals and groups that attempt to advance social or political beliefs through force or violence, and in violation of state or federal law. Movements and ideologies covered will include white supremacists, white nationalists, black-identity extremists, animal rights- and eco-terrorists, anti-government and other radical separatists groups. Refer to Deputy Mihalovich's Jan. 29th email for more specific information.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Rob Finch, Proactive Consulting, Inc.
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
    
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
Basic Police Photography Course -- FULL!

This 24-hour course provides the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography. This course is a pre-requisite for CST School.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn PWCPD law enforcement and PWCDFR Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
October 2019
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Courtroom Survival Techniques

This course focuses on preparing the law enforcement officer for the courtroom. The one-day course teaches officers the dos and don'ts of testifying in court. They will learn how and why a personal connection must be made with the judge/jury, and how to identify and protect their personal credibility. Preparation tips will be provided to minimize the risks associated with courtroom testimony. In addition, specific techniques will be presented to teach officers how to counter common tactics used by defense attorneys.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Byron Boston
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Advanced Search & Seizure

Search and seizure case law in the United States changes constantly, and this directly affects law enforcement officers' abilities to legally conduct searches during criminal investigations, pedestrian encounters and traffic stops. This one-day training course provides officers with the most up-to-date court rulings on search and seizure. Officers will get a refresher on the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and search warrant exceptions, but also a practical application through real-world scenarios to encourage discussion. The course provides sound search-and-seizure techniques that will aid the officers in building a solid case supported by evidence.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 2 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Byron Boston
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Crime Scene Technician Course

This two-week course provides basic instruction on the systematic approach to crime-scene processing: scene identification and security; crime-scene documentation through the use of photographs, notes and sketches; evidence recognition; proper evidence collection, packaging and preservation techniques; and evidence submission for scientific examination. Instruction includes both classroom and hands-on exercises, culminating in a critiqued investigation of a mock crime scene.

**A memorandum for consideration must be received 60 days in advance of course start date.**

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement and PWCDFR FMOs with the Basic Police Photography pre-requisite.
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
November 2019
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers must be currently certified as ERD Operators to enroll. ERD re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belts and patrol vests with them to training.

**Please do not bring any live firearms, ammo, OC or batons into the classroom.**

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 20 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Academy staff/instructors
Class Coordinator: B.J. Kimble (703-792-4609)
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)

Fighting Fentanyl

Day one of this training course focuses on breaking down Fentanyl as well as the latest trends in packaging and distribution. An emphasis is placed on how to protect yourself from accidental exposure and possible overdose. Officers will learn how to recognize the symptoms and respond to an officer overdose. An emphasis is placed on how to collect, process and preserve Fentanyl evidence while minimizing exposure. Day two of this training course focuses on investigative techniques involving Fentanyl cases.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Matt Griffin
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Advanced Skills & Technical Driving (ASTD)

This course--previously known as EVOC Refresher--is designed for agency personnel operating Departmental vehicles. The course emphasizes all aspects of safe vehicle operation, and provides advanced skills to enhance the students' abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel
Instructor(s): EVOC Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
 
December 2019
 
Advanced Skills & Technical Driving (ASTD)

This course--previously known as EVOC Refresher--is designed for agency personnel operating Departmental vehicles. The course emphasizes all aspects of safe vehicle operation, and provides advanced skills to enhance the students' abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel
Instructor(s): EVOC Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
 
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

This 40-hour core CIT course is designed to educate and prepare personnel who come into contact with people suffering from mental illnesses on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of these illnesses, and to respond effectively and appropriately to individuals in crisis.

NOTE: The course location is the Paul T. White Jr. Western District Station training room.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 34 Career Development / 4 Legal / 2 Cultural Diversity
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel, sheriff's deputies and jail officers*
(*NO probationary police officers, sheriff's deputies, or jail officers).
Instructor(s): Greater Prince William Crisis Intervention Team
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
CST Refresher Course

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician School. Participants will receive any new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises. All PWCPD CSTs must attend one CST refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: The course location is the Forensic Services Section offices.

Course Date(s):  Dec. 10, 2019 (8 a.m. to Noon) -- Note course time change!

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development
Eligibility: Open to all Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers must be currently certified as ERD Operators to enroll. ERD re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belts and patrol vests with them to training.

**Please do not bring any live firearms, ammo, OC or batons into the classroom.**

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 20 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Academy staff/instructors
Class Coordinator: B.J. Kimble (703-792-4609)
 
Legal Update 2019

This course fulfills four hours of legal training required every two years as part of In-service training.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce, Leahy and Francescon, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
February 2020

Criminal Investigations Techniques

With advancements in technology, it is critical that detectives leave no stone unturned when conducting an investigation: from securing the crime scene; to interviewing victims and witnesses; to interrogating suspects. The course includes different types of techniques to conduct criminal investigations.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Byron Boston
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
March 2020
 
Social Networking in Criminal Investigations

This course covers the essentials that patrol officers, investigators, probation and parole officers, school resource officers, and anyone in the criminal justice system needs to know about social networking -- whether or not they use it. Various types of crimes are rooted in social networking activity, and this course breaks down the elements of social networking. It examines what information is collected and demonstrates the advantages of it as an investigative and intelligence tool. The course also covers steps officers must take to safeguard their information from criminal organizations who use social networking to gather data on law enforcement.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Jim Dill
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
April 2020
 
Cell Phone Investigation Techniques

Criminals use cell phones, making it crucial for police officers to learn common cell phone terminology and understand the data they receive from cell phone companies. Officers will receive numerous examples of cell phone data and smartphone applications as well as how to access information from applications and carriers. The two-day training will provide officers with a comprehensive approach to exploiting cellular telephones, which can lead to convictions.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET - Byron Boston
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
  

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