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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


 
January 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)
 
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)
 
March 2019
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course -- FULL!

The operator candidate will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course; students MUST attend all hours of training. **The fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours -- 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.**

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer R. Minnick, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
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 R. Minnick, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
Fitness for Tactical Performance

This one-day course helps students avoid a single-minded approach to fitness. As a law enforcement officer, your life and the lives of others depends on true fitness. If your approach to fitness is one dimensional (just cardio training, or just strength training, or just weight loss/maintenance) you are missing some key components of being truly fit. By training ALL of your energy systems, you can attain an optimal level of fitness for work and life. Discussions include the training mindset, exercise philosophies, and the three main systems our bodies use for energy and why it is important to train each one. Several workouts will be included in the course.

NOTE: This class is held at the PWC Criminal Justice Academy.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all Department personnel (civilian and sworn); priority is given to sworn personnel -- civilian personnel will be placed on a waitlist until final roster confirmed.
Instructor(s): Lieutenant T. Van Horn, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
 April 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)
 
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)
 
Basic Crash Investigations

This week-long course introduces the student to the fundamentals of crash investigation. The course provides investigative techniques, method and proven procedures -- all of which are related to the basics of collision investigation. Students will learn how to identify and measure skid marks, determine critical points for key events in a collision, proper scene documentation, basic evidence preservation and collection, interviewing parties, as well as case preparation. Course work requires some basic algebra-based math skills. A calculator is required.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer B. Fish and Officer J. Lewton, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
Crime Scene Technician Course -- FULL!

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)
 
*NEW* Basic Bicycle Patrol Course

This week-long course is designed for officers interested in becoming a Bicycle Patrol Officer. Students learn basic bike handling principles and techniques, as well as pursuit and emergency-braking techniques. Topics also include bike handling in traffic and in crowded conditions, as well as off-road riding. This is a physically demanding class, and all students must be in good physical condition to attend. Students must also be able to successfully complete a 5- to 10-mile ride each day and one 15- to 20-mile ride. Training on Thursday will be held in the evening hours to acquaint students with low-light conditions.

All students MUST complete all hours of training to receive certification. If you have court on any training day, you cannot sign up for this course. You must have the Bike supervisor's prior approval to register for this course. **This is a 10-hour class day each day.** Completion of this course is not authorization to work in a Bike Officer capacity; that authorization comes from the Chief of Police.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel, pending approval.
Instructor(s): Officer M. Search, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
  
May 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)
 
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, 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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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 a special-service vehicle is, 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 rollovers and the techniques that can be used to avoid them.

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)
 
June 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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course-- FULL!

The operator candidate will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course; students MUST attend all hours of training. **The fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours -- 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.**

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
September 2019
 
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)
 
Basic Police Photography Course

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)
 
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)
 
November 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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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