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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


November 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification

This is a four-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Unified Command - the First 30 Minutes -- NOTE ADDED CLASSES!

This three-hour course is offered to sergeants, and aspiring sergeants, of the County's Fire & Rescue and Police departments and the Sheriff's Office. The course will sharpen the skills of supervisors and commanders during incidents that require Unified Command, and will include table-top exercises. It is designed to help incident commanders from fire services and law enforcement work efficiently and effectively within the first 30 minutes of an incident.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 80 (maximum) per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Must be rank of Sergeant, or aspiring Sergeant, in PWCPD, PWCSO, or PWCDFR
Instructor(s): Captain S. Arft, PWCDFR and First Sergeant J. Robertson, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
  
EVOC Remedial

Remedial EVOC training reinforces 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. After it is determined why a student is attending this course, exercises that will be most beneficial to the student will be taught. A variety of exercises are covered to target any issues that may arise due to speed, backing, and inattention. Topics including "below 100," distracted driving, the Code of Virginia, and defensive driving will be covered in every class.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Van and Wagon

This class is for agency personnel assigned to operate van and wagon-style vehicles while on patrol, and for special detail situations. It is NOT intended for operators of large trucks or bus-style vehicles. The included EVOC driving exercises simulate normal, everyday driving situations and offer the operator an opportunity to practice resolutions before they are encountered on the job.

Students will learn what is a special service vehicle, and understand the vehicle dynamics involved when operating these types of vehicles. They will learn how they differ from a standard police-package vehicle. Students will also learn the causes of a rollover, and techniques that can be used to avoid them.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 6 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Field Training Officer (FTO) Course

This four-day certification course introduces the new Field Training Officer (FTO) to the leadership, coaching and feedback skills necessary to bring the trainee to solo-duty status. The course involves student activities designed to develop those skills while in stressful one-on-one training environments. The methodology targets varied, individual-based training approaches to enable the FTO to maximize valuable field-training time, understand and overcome training challenges, and allow the trainee to learn at the appropriate, individual pace. Throughout the course, the FTO will also be exposed to mandated requirements associated with field training, documentation and related legal matters.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 24 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: 32 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel. The course is required in order to become a Field Training Officer.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions and First Sergeant J. Pavol, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Advanced Skills and 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 student's abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers who are currently certified as ERD Operators must re-certify every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belt and patrol vest 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 sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified as ERD operators.
Instructor(s): Academy staff and instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-4609)
 
Trailering and Towing

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 and that of your passengers, as well as the safety of others, while towing a trailer.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 4 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
ERD Operator Certification Course--FULL!

This is an 8-hour basic certification course for new ERD operators. Sworn members who have completed their initial year of probation are eligible to attend with the approval of their supervisor. As class size is limited, priority will be given to squads with fewer ERD operators.

NOTE: Students must bring their duty belt and patrol vest with them to training. **Please do not bring any live firearms, ammo, OC, batons, or other weapons into the classroom.**

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development per session / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel who have completed their initial year of probation.
Instructor(s): Certified ERD instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-5031)
  
Drug Scene Investigations for Law Enforcement Supervisors

This four-hour training will provide supervisors with an introductory overview of various types of narcotics commonly used, as well as behavior indicators of those who are under the influence of various types of drugs. Participants will understand what charges can be placed, how to secure a scene for a search warrant, collecting evidence for a successful prosecution, and interviewing a suspect. This is a basic course that covers situations that can be handled by patrol. It addresses callout circumstances as well.

NOTE: If you have taken Advanced Proactive Patrol, or are enrolled in that course, you do NOT need to enroll in this class.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement supervisors, or newly promoted supervisors
Instructor(s): Sergeant D. Edelen, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
    
Legal Update 2018

This course fulfills the 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 per session / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
Instructor/Specialty Instructor Re-certification(s) Courses

The Criminal Justice Academy will host multiple training days to re-certify instructors in the following specialties: General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Driver's Instructor (EVOC) and Control Tactics (DT) Instructor. These courses are mandatory for instructors whose certifications expire on or before 12/31/18. All required instructor hours must be completed prior to the desired re-certification course.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: N/A
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Only personnel that fall under the PWCCJA can attend these courses. We cannot accept personnel from FCCJA, NVCJA or RRCJA.
Instructor(s): Academy Staff
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
    
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Social Networking in Criminal Investigations -- FULL!

This two-day course covers the essentials that patrol officers, investigators, probation and parole officers, SROs, and anyone in the criminal-justice system needs to know about social networking. Various types of crime are rooted in social networking activity. Drugs, scams, identity theft, flash mobs, sexting, sextortion, cyber bullying, and even school shootings can be attributed to social media. This course breaks down the elements of social networking, examines what information is collected and demonstrates what a great investigative/intelligence tool it can be. Participants will also learn the proper methods of authenticating the information they collect.
The course will also touch on the problems for law enforcement created by social networking, especially in matters of safety for both officers and their families. This class delineates steps officers must take to safeguard their information while using social media for investigative work as well as in their personal lives.

Course Date(s):  Nov.

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
December 2018
 
Advanced Child Abuse and Death Investigations

This two-day class address several aspects of child abuse and death investigations including: recognizing patterns of abuse, injury identification, interviewing the child victim, offender profiling, and aspects of sexual assault on children. Numerous case studies will be presented illustrating the various aspects of these types of investigations. Child-abuse cases present a challenge to all professionals assigned to the protection of children. Many of the investigative techniques offered in this course are based on the behavior of the child, and of the abuser. Continued training in the investigation of child abuse serves as protection against liability. The techniques and methods presented in this course can better prepare police officers and investigators to properly respond to allegations of child abuse, identify victims of child abuse, and present proper evidence documentation for cases that involve child abuse and neglect. Students will be provided with a death-scene checklist that will assist them in obtaining vital information in the first few hours of a child-death investigation.

Course Date(s):  Dec.

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Advanced Skills and 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 student's abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 8 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Van and Wagon

This class is for agency personnel assigned to operate van and wagon-style vehicles while on patrol, and for special detail situations. It is NOT intended for operators of large trucks or bus-style vehicles. The included EVOC driving exercises simulate normal, everyday driving situations and offer the operator an opportunity to practice resolutions before they are encountered on the job.

Students will learn what is a special service vehicle, and understand the vehicle dynamics involved when operating these types of vehicles. They will learn how they differ from a standard police-package vehicle. Students will also learn the causes of a rollover, and techniques that can be used to avoid them.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 6 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Trailering and Towing

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 and that of your passengers, as well as the safety of others, while towing a trailer.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 4 (from PWC)
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Instructor/Specialty Instructor Re-certification(s) Courses

The Criminal Justice Academy will host multiple training days to re-certify instructors in the following specialties: General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Driver's Instructor (EVOC) and Control Tactics (DT) Instructor. These courses are mandatory for instructors whose certifications expire on or before 12/31/18. All required instructor hours must be completed prior to the desired re-certification course.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: N/A
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Only personnel that fall under the PWCCJA can attend these courses. We cannot accept personnel from FCCJA, NVCJA or RRCJA.
Instructor(s): Academy Staff
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Legal Update 2018

This course fulfills the 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 per session / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
    
*NEW* FTO Refresher Course

Virginia DCJS requires all Field Training Officers (FTOs) to complete a refresher course every three years. This two-hour course meets the requirement for the DCJS-mandated FTO refresher.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 35
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all FTOs.
Instructor(s): Sergeant M. McCormick, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
  
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
ERD Operator Re-certification Course

Officers who are currently certified as ERD Operators must re-certify every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their duty belt and patrol vest 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 sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified as ERD operators.
Instructor(s): Academy staff and instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: R.T. Gudaitis (703-792-4609)
 
February 2019
 
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)
 
 May 2019
 
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)
 
  September 2019
 
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)
 
 December 2019
 
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)
 
 
 
 
 

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