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Training Catalog, In-Service Courses

This In-Service Training Catalog is designed to provide 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


  
February 2016
 
Control Tactics Instructor Certification Course

This 40-hour course is designed to certify participants to become DCJS-certified Control Tactics instructors. You must be a certified General Instructor prior to becoming a certified Control Tactics Instructor. You may NOT miss any portion of this training, per DCJS requirements. The training will be physically demanding.

NOTE: Attendees of this course will be required to obtain their apprenticeship, and instruct several sections of this year's fall Control Tactics Refresher.

Course Date(s): Feb. 1-5, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers (must be -- or become -- a certified General Instructor prior to becoming a certified CT Instructor.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Kushner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 

Legal ​​Update 2016

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): 
Feb. 10, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 23, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 4, 2016 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
May 2, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 

Patrol Rifle Open Range

This is range time where patrol rifle operators may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Feb. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 6, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Feb. 19, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Mar. 10, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 7, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Feb. 24, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Mar. 14, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Apr. 6, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 16, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
*NEW* LPR Operator Course
This four-hour course is intended to help attendees gain working knowledge of the License Plate Reader (LPR) system's components, capabilities, operation and management. Please review General Order 28.18 prior to enrollment.
 
This course is mandatory prior to operation of the Department's LPR system. Class will be held in the Western District Station's training room.
Course Date(s):
Feb. 25, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Feb. 25, 2016 (1p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Feb. 26, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Feb. 26, 2016 (1p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Mar. 23, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 23, 2016 (1p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement officers
Instructor(s): Lieutenant C. Robles, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Basic Crash Investigation School

This week-long course introduces the student to the fundamentals of crash investigation. The course provides investigative techniques, methods, and prove procedures -- all of which are related to the basics of collision investigation. Participants 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 does require some basic algebra-based math skills. A calculator is required.

Course Date(s): Feb. 29 - Mar. 4, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Crash Investigation Unit members, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
March 2016
 
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 to 5 p.m.). You need to attend both sessions if you hold certification in both RADAR and LIDAR. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Mar. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Aug. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development each session (morning or afternoon) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course

The operator candidates will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course so students MUST attend all hours of training.

Course Date(s):
Mar. 7-11, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Jul. 25-29, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sep. 26-30, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 

Patrol Rifle Spring Qualification 2016

This four-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued, patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must re-certify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s):
Mar. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Mar. 21, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Mar. 22, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 26, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 27, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
May 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Mar. 10, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 7, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Mar. 14, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Apr. 6, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 16, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
*NEW* LPR Operator Course
This four-hour course is intended to help attendees gain working knowledge of the License Plate Reader (LPR) system's components, capabilities, operation and management. Please review General Order 28.18 prior to enrollment.
 
This course is mandatory prior to operation of the Department's LPR system. Class will be held in the Western District Station's training room.
Course Date(s):
Mar. 23, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 23, 2016 (1p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement officers
Instructor(s): Lieutenant C. Robles, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 

Legal ​​Update 2016

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): 
Mar. 23, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 4, 2016 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
May 2, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification for current B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s):
Mar. 23, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
May 5, 2016 (7 a.m. to 11 a.m., or Noon to 4 p.m.)*
Sep. 25, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)*
Sep. 26, 2016 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)*
Oct. 7, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)*

NOTE: Classes marked with an asterisk will be taught at GTO, not the Academy.
Class Size: 30 per class
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Basic Police Photography--FULL

This 24-hour course will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.

Course Date(s): 
Mar. 29-31, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 4-6, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCF&R fire marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)

Patrol Officer Drug Investigations
The primary focus of this two-day course is teaching patrol officers proven techniques that will assist them in investigating narcotics offenses in their communities.
Course Date(s): Mar. 29-30, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Bryce Boston, Professional Law Enforcement Training LLC
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
 April 2016
 

Legal ​​Update 2016

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): 
Apr. 4, 2016 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
May 2, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Apr. 6, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 16, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Apr. 7, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Patrol Rifle Spring Qualification 2016

This four-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued, patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must re-certify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s):
Apr. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 26, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 27, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
May 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Less-Lethal Projectile Qualification

This four-hour course will certify students in the use of the Department-issued, less-lethal projectile shotgun. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s):
Apr. 15, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Jul. 15, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 2, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Pat McCarthy's Street Crimes Seminar

This three-day training seminar is taught by dedicated law enforcement officials with more than 25 years of street-cop experience. They blend unique experiences in patrol, narcotics, gang crimes, undercover work, SWAT team and federal task-forces to create the most comprehensive training tune-up for all levels of law enforcement. Participants will learn invaluable street-level crime-fighting skills.

Course Date(s): Apr. 18-20, 2016 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 21 Career Development / 0 Legal / 0 Cultural Diversity
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement
Instructor(s): Various
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 will include both classroom discussion and hands-on exercises, culminating in a critiqued investigation of a mock crime scene.

Pre-requisite is successful completion of Basic Police Photography course.

Course Date(s): 
Apr. 18-29, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCF&R fire marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Prescribed: Fighting the War Against Prescription Drug Abuse
This one-day training course is designed to educate both the uniformed patrol officer and detectives in identifying the three main types of abused prescription drugs; identifying areas where prescription drugs are abused; identifying the physicians and pharmacies that are supplying the drugs; building a case; and effectively shutting down these "pill mills."
Course Date(s): Apr. 27, 2016 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Kyle Land, Professional Law Enforcement Training LLC
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
May 2016
 

Legal ​​Update 2016

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): May 2, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 

Patrol Rifle Spring Qualification 2016

This four-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued, patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must re-certify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s): May 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification for current B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s):
May 5, 2016 (7 a.m. to 11 a.m., or Noon to 4 p.m.)*
Sep. 25, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)*
Sep. 26, 2016 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)*
Oct. 7, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)*

NOTE: Classes marked with an asterisk will be taught at GTO, not the Academy.
Class Size: 30 per class
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
May 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
May 16, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Towing and Trailering

This 6-hour familiarization course teaches the basics of towing. This is a joint PWCCJA and NVCJA class.

NOTE: You will need a trailer and tow vehicle for this class, with no more than two (2) drivers per vehicle.

Course Date(s):
May 17, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Jun. 9, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Aug. 18, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Nov. 15, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Class Size: 6 (PWCCJA), 6 (NVCJA)
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Criss, Conrad, McCauley and Matthew, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M. J. McCauley (703-792-5050)

Ground Combatives for Law Enforcement--FULL

This three-day course is hands-on, intense and interactive. Course includes lecture, demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice needed to win a ground confrontation. Necessary equipment list for class will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the start of class.

Course Date(s): May 23-25, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement only.
Instructor(s): Officer James Miller, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Basic Field Training Officer (FTO) Course

This four-day certification course will introduce the new Field Training Officer (FTO) to leadership, coaching and feedback skills necessary to bring the trainee to solo-duty status. Student activities are designed to develop critical leadership, interpersonal and coaching skills needed to work 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 week the FTO will be exposed to mandated requirements associated with field training, documentation, and related legal matters.

Course Date(s): May 24-27, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 26
MIR Hours: 32 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel. Course is required to become an FTO.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC (four days) and First Sergeant J. Dombrowski, PWCPD (Department personnel only)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
June 2016
 

Patrol Rifle Open Range

This is range time where patrol rifle operators may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Jun. 6, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Jun. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Towing and Trailering

This 6-hour familiarization course teaches the basics of towing. This is a joint PWCCJA and NVCJA class.

NOTE: You will need a trailer and tow vehicle for this class, with no more than two (2) drivers per vehicle.

Course Date(s):
Jun. 9, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Aug. 18, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Nov. 15, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Class Size: 6 (PWCCJA), 6 (NVCJA)
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Criss, Conrad, McCauley and Matthew, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M. J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
July 2016
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Jul. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Less-Lethal Projectile Qualification

This four-hour course will certify students in the use of the Department-issued, less-lethal projectile shotgun. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s):
Jul. 15, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 2, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course

The operator candidates will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course so students MUST attend all hours of training.

Course Date(s):
Jul. 25-29, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sep. 26-30, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
August 2016
 
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 to 5 p.m.). You need to attend both sessions if you hold certification in both RADAR and LIDAR. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Aug. 1, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development each session (morning or afternoon) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Towing and Trailering

This 6-hour familiarization course teaches the basics of towing. This is a joint PWCCJA and NVCJA class.

NOTE: You will need a trailer and tow vehicle for this class, with no more than two (2) drivers per vehicle.

Course Date(s):
Aug. 18, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Nov. 15, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Class Size: 6 (PWCCJA), 6 (NVCJA)
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Criss, Conrad, McCauley and Matthew, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M. J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Aug. 19, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
September 2016

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Sep. 8, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Patrol Rifle Open Range

This is range time where patrol rifle operators may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Sep. 8, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
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 to 5 p.m.). You need to attend both sessions if you hold certification in both RADAR and LIDAR. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s): Sep. 12, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development each session (morning or afternoon) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification for current B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 25, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)*
Sep. 26, 2016 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)*
Oct. 7, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)*

NOTE: Classes marked with an asterisk will be taught at GTO, not the Academy.
Class Size: 30 per class
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course

The operator candidates will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course so students MUST attend all hours of training.

Course Date(s): Sep. 26-30, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m; the fourth day of training takes place during the evening hours, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)

October 2016
Basic Police Photography--FULL

This 24-hour course will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.

Course Date(s): Oct. 4-6, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCF&R fire marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Oct. 6, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification for current B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 7, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)*

NOTE: Classes marked with an asterisk will be taught at GTO, not the Academy.
Class Size: 30 per class
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section 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 will include both classroom discussion and hands-on exercises, culminating in a critiqued investigation of a mock crime scene.

Pre-requisite is successful completion of Basic Police Photography course.

Course Date(s): Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 2016 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCF&R fire marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
November 2016
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification for current B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s): Nov. 3, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)*

NOTE: Classes marked with an asterisk will be taught at GTO, not the Academy.
Class Size: 30 per class
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 9, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Towing and Trailering

This 6-hour familiarization course teaches the basics of towing. This is a joint PWCCJA and NVCJA class.

NOTE: You will need a trailer and tow vehicle for this class, with no more than two (2) drivers per vehicle.

Course Date(s): Nov. 15, 2016 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Class Size: 6 (PWCCJA), 6 (NVCJA)
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Criss, Conrad, McCauley and Matthew, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M. J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): 
Nov. 18, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
December 2016
 

Less-Lethal Projectile Qualification

This four-hour course will certify students in the use of the Department-issued, less-lethal projectile shotgun. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified.
Course Date(s): Dec. 2, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
CST Refresher
This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime scene documentation and evidence collection presented during the basic Crime Scene Technician (CST) school. Participants will be presented with any new information and techniques in the field of crime scene investigation. The course consists of discussion and practical exercises.
 
All PWCPD Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year. All classes will be held at Forensic Services Section offices.
Course Date(s): Dec. 12, 2016 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Crime Scene Technicians and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 

Open Range

This is range time where officers may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): Dec. 16, 2016 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 

Patrol Rifle Open Range

This is range time where patrol rifle operators may practice fundamentals and courses-of-fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): Dec. 16, 2016 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session (PWCCJA)
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Range staff
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
​VCIN Level B Certification
This is a 12-hour certification course for B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s): Dec. 19-20, 2016 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Day 1 / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Day 2)
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): ​PWC Public Safety Communications staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)

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