In-Service Training Catalog

 

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


  
August 2014
 
Control Tactics Instructor Certification Course
This is a certification course to become a DCJS-certified Control Tactics Instructor. 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. This training will be physically demanding.
 
NOTE: The 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): Aug. 4-8, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn law enforcement officers. Must be, or become, a certified General Instructor prior to becoming a certified Control Tactics Instructor.
Instructor(s): Officer R. Surman, PWCPD Academy Staff
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to enroll. Taser re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their equipment belt with them to training.
Course Date(s):
Aug. 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Aug. 11, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 24, 2014 (Noon to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Nov. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified Taser Operators
Instructor(s): Academy staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification class for B-Level operators.
Course Date(s):
Aug. 8, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) CANCELLED
Aug. 15, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) NEW CLASS ADDED!

Aug. 25, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) CANCELLED
Oct. 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 13, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all currently certified VCIN Level B operators.
Instructor(s): Pam Mollenaur, PWC Public Safety Communications Office
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
General Instructor Development Course
This course is the first step to become a DCJS-certified General Instructor. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of course design, basic facilitation skills and techniques to manage a classroom. Students MUST attend every hour of this course to meet DCJS requirements.
Course Date(s): Aug. 11-15, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) -- FULL!
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Employees requiring DCJS instructor certification. This is a MANDATORY certification prior to any Specialty Instructor certifications (EVOC Instructor, Firearms Instructor, CT Instructor, Taser Instructor, Speed Measurement Instructors, and SFST Instructor).
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Patrol Rifle Re-certification (Fall)
This half-day course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must recertify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be re-certified.
Course Date(s):
Aug. 14, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 11, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 19, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 2, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 9, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 17, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All currently certified patrol rifle operators
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Aug. 22, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Sep. 12, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 21, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Police Interceptor SUV Familiarization Training
All operators of the Ford Interceptor SUV are required to attend a familiarization training class within 90 days of being assigned to drive the vehicle. Students must bring the Interceptor with them the day of training.
Course Date(s):
Aug. 29, 2014 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Oct. 29, 2014 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Class Size: 6
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel who are assigned a Ford Interceptor SUV.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
September 2014
 
Legal Update 2014
This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 3, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 8, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 27, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce & Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to enroll. Taser re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their equipment belt with them to training.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 24, 2014 (Noon to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Nov. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified Taser Operators
Instructor(s): Academy staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Basic Field Training Officer Course
This certification course will introduce 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 critical skills needed to work in stressful one-on-one training environments. The methodology targets varied individual-based training approaches that will allow the FTO to maximize valuable field training time, understand and overcome training challenges, and allow the trainee to learn at the appropriate individual pace. The FTO will also be exposed to mandated requirements associated with field training, documentation and related legal matters.
Course Date(s): Sep. 8-12, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Sep. 12th will be a half-day, 8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 26
MIR Hours: 32 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn personnel. This course is required to become a Field Training Officer.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC / First Sergeant E. Welsh, PWCPD (for the half-day)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Patrol Rifle Re-certification (Fall)
This half-day course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must recertify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be re-certified.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 11, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 19, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 2, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 9, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 17, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All currently certified patrol rifle operators
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
  
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 12, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Oct. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 21, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Advanced Bicycle Patrol School
This week-long course is designed for current bike officers who are interested in improving their bike-handling skills. Students will learn off-road riding principles and techniques, and participate in bike officer-specific firearms and defensive tactics training.
Course Date(s): Sep. 15-19, 2014 (Times will vary each day)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Pre-requisites: Each student must have successfully completed the IPMBA Basic Bike School. This is a physically demanding class and all students must be in good physical condition to attend. Each student will complete a preliminary physical assessment (blood pressure and Cooper 3-minute step test) at the onset of the class. Those found to be outside the recommended parameters will not be allowed to continue in the class. Two days of training (Monday and Tuesday) will be held during the evening hours to participate in low-light conditions firearms training. All students MUST complete all hours of training to receive certification. Per General Orders, those assigned as full-time bike officers must complete this course.
Instructor(s): Officer M. Search, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
  
Speed Measurement Device--Operator Course
This course 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 in order to be certified. *The fourth day of training will take place during the evening hours from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Course Date(s): Sep. 15-19, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / O Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel who meet the pre-requisites.
Instructor(s): Sergeant H. Oyler and Officer R. Gomez, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Basic Police Photography
This 24-hour course will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.
Course Date(s): Sep. 16-18, 2014
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Course Requirement: All students must attend every hour of training to receive certification.​
Instructor(s): Officer M. Cook, PWCPD Forensic Services Section
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
Animal Cruelty Investigations
As law enforcement officers are increasingly the first to arrive on scene at all types of animal calls, this 8-hour, two-part course is an important investigative tool for any patrol officer.
 
The first half of the course (8 a.m. to Noon) is Animal First Aid, taught by Dr. Jodi Carlson, VMD, MS, and Native Reptile and Amphibian Information Session, taught by Tony Bulmer, Fairfax County Park Authority. The first aid session includes information on how to approach and handle injured animals, as well as how to render effective animal first aid. The reptile and amphibian session includes an introduction to, and (voluntary) hands-on participation with live native reptiles and amphibians. Also discussed will be wildlife conflict issues and citizen interaction.
 
The second half of the course (1-5 p.m.) is Animal Cruelty Investigations, taught by Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Sandy Sylvester, Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. This session will focus on state and local laws pertaining to animal investigations, investigative tactics and techniques, and case law.
Course Date(s): Sep. 18, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 35
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 2 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Dr. Jodi Carlson, VMD, MS / Tony Bulmer, Fairfax County Park Authority / ACA Sandy Sylvester, PWC Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Basic Police Motorcycle Operations Course
This is a two-week course that teaches the fundamentals needed to perform the duties of a police motorcycle operator. This strenuous training course requires students to be in good physical shape. Week One focuses on police motorcycle operation and riding techniques. Week Two further advances a student's skill level and introduces techniques and tactics unique to the police motorcycle operator.
Course Date(s): Sep. 29 - Oct. 10, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal

Eligibility: Students will need the following to complete the course

  1. Police motorcycle issued by their Department and in good working order (motorcycles will be inspected by instructors prior to the start of the course, and any motorcycle found to be unsafe will not be used).
  2. Class M (or Class M learner's) endorsement on a valid state-issued driver's license.
  3. Helmet and eye protection (the Academy does have a limited supply of helmets available).
  4. Long pants (blue jeans or 5.11-type pants).
  5. Gloves.
  6. Boots that cover the rider's ankles. NO TENNIS SHOES!
  7. Rain gear.
  8. Duty gear and ballistic vest (for Week Two).
  9. 100 rounds of frangible ammo in the issued caliber for the student's Department-issued handgun (for Week Two).
Instructor(s): Officer R. Minnick, Officer C. Criss, and Officer J. Rima, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Enhanced Training Concepts (Advanced FTO)
This course will assist certified Field Training Officers by helping them develop critical communication, presentation and interpersonal skills needed in today's complex work environments. Attendees will identify how their communication tendencies differ from, and sometimes conflict, with others' tendencies, while affording them the opportunity to enhance their ability to perform more effectively as an instructor, facilitator, field trainer or a manager.
Course Date(s): Sep. 29 - Oct. 1, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Oct. 1 is a half-day, 8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 26
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn personnel who are currently Field Training Officers. Preference will be given to those who have not previously attended this course and who currently have a probationary officer in training.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC / First Sergeant E. Welsh, PWCPD (for the half-day)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
October 2014
 
The Work of Leaders -- Supervisor and Commander Training
This course is for supervisors and commanders to develop their leaders' abilities to create vision, to align employees and to accomplish execution under any conditions. Activities have been tailored to help commanders and supervisors to broaden their leadership capacity while inspiring employee commitment, ownership and accountability.
Course Date(s): Oct. 1-2, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn and civilian supervisors (all ranks)
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Patrol Rifle Re-certification (Fall)
This half-day course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must recertify in the spring and fall of each year. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be re-certified.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 2, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 9., 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 17, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All currently certified patrol rifle operators
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification class for B-Level operators.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 13, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all currently certified VCIN Level B operators.
Instructor(s): Pam Mollenaur, PWC Public Safety Communications Office
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Unlimited Responsibility, Limited Authority

This course is for civilian employees in law enforcement agencies. Every agency has non-supervisory employees who are responsible for advancing projects while relying solely on the work of others. However, many of these employees lack "position power" an are frequently tasked with managing activities and projects when they have little, or limited, authority over those responsible for completing the work and turning it in on time.

This workshop is intended to assist these critical employees by further developing skills such as leadership, persuasion, building credibility, conflict resolution, listening, communication and team dynamics.

Course Date(s): Oct. 6-7, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to civilian employees in law enforcement agencies
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Legal Update 2014
This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 8, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 27, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce & Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
VCIN Level B Certification
This is a 12-hour certification for B-Level operators.
Course Date(s): Oct. 9, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) & Oct. 10, 2014 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel and civilian personnel as applicable.
Instructor(s): Pam Mollenaur, PWC Public Safety Communications Office
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.
Course Date(s): Oct. 20-31, 2014
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn law enforcement personnel who have completed the Basic Police Photography Course.
Instructor(s): FSS Staff
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
Tactical Firearms
This two-day class is a shooting course designed to increase your level of proficiency with your issued handgun during a deadly-force encounter. The course is based on one goal: winning a gunfight through the management of stress and the mastery of basic skills. This course is not designed to increase your range score; however, former students have said they are more comfortable with their weapon and confident in their skills, resulting in better scores. Classroom time is limited, as most of the course is dedication to live-fire exercises, low-light instruction/shooting, and scenario-based training.
Course Date(s): Oct. 23-24, 2015 (Noon to 10 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 20 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): TTRU staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 21, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to enroll. Taser re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their equipment belt with them to training.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 24, 2014 (Noon to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Nov. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified Taser Operators
Instructor(s): Academy staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Basic Child Interviewing
This three-day training course is designed to give attendees a better understanding of how to conduct forensic interviews of children. Training will be geared toward interviewing children as alleged victims of physical and sexual abuse. It will include classroom instruction, videos of child interviews and practicals. The course will also include preparation for courtroom testimony involving crimes against children. Ideal training for detectives, officers and Child Protective Services workers who want to enhance their abilities with interviewing children.
Course Date(s): Oct. 27-29, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal / 0 Cultural Diversity
Eligibility: Patrol officers, detectives and CPS personnel
Instructor(s): Special Victims Unit, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Police Interceptor SUV Familiarization Training
All operators of the Ford Interceptor SUV are required to attend a familiarization training class within 90 days of being assigned to drive the vehicle. Students must bring the Interceptor with them the day of training.
Course Date(s): Oct. 29, 2014 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Class Size: 6
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel who are assigned a Ford Interceptor SUV.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
November 2014
 
Taser Operator Certification Course
This course will certify members in the use of the Department-issued Taser. Participants must bring their equipment belt with them to training.
Course Date(s): Nov. 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: See General Order 27.10 for guidance on eligibility. Supervisor's approval must be submitted to the Academy for final approval.
Instructor(s): Academy staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Knock-and-Talk Investigation Techniques
This one-day training course provides officers with investigative techniques designed for officer safety and thorough investigations.
Course Date(s): Nov. 12, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Byron Boston, Professional Law Enforcement Training
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Patrol Rifle Certification
This three-day course will certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All members must achieve qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be certified. **The final day of the course will be evening hours.**
Course Date(s): Nov. 12-14, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.**)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn personnel who are selected by squad supervisors.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Patrol Officer Drug Investigations
This two-day training course provides officers with investigative techniques designed for officer safety and thorough investigations.
Course Date(s): Nov. 13-14, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Byron Boston, Professional Law Enforcement Training
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
VCIN Level B Re-certification
This is a four-hour re-certification class for B-Level operators.
Course Date(s): Nov. 13, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all currently certified VCIN Level B operators.
Instructor(s): Pam Mollenaur, PWC Public Safety Communications Office
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
*NEW* Animal Cruelty & Fighting Investigation Course
Participants of this course will learn how to investigate dogfighting, cockfighting and other animal-cruelty crimes. They will learn the background of animal fighting and illegal animal abuse in Virginia, and how these crimes are associated with other felony crimes. The instructors are former and current law enforcement, and are experts in enforcing animal protection laws.
Course Date(s): Nov. 17, 2014 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 35
MIR Hours: 7 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and all Animal Control Bureau personnel.
Instructor(s): Janette Reever, Humane Society of the United States
Class Coordinator: S. D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Legal Update 2014
This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce & Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Re-certification
This two-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued less-lethal projectile shotgun. All certified LLP operators must re-certify once per calendar year.
Course Date(s): Nov. 17, 2014 (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  OR  10 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn personnel who are currently LLP operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification
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): Nov. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn Operations personnel who are approved by squad supervisors.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 21, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to enroll. Taser re-certification is required every year to maintain certification. Officers must bring their equipment belt with them to training.
Course Date(s): Nov. 24, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel who are currently certified Taser Operators
Instructor(s): Academy staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
December 2014
 
Criminal Patrol Techniques
This class is geared toward officers who wish to better the skills needed to conduct traffic stops safely, and to successfully participate in detecting established criminal indicators and recognizing warning signs on the stop. The course reviews the variety of levels of threat that an officer could encounter and how to respond. Participants will be introduced to several interview scenarios involving passenger vehicles, motor coach buses, rental vehicles, RVs and moving trucks. It includes pre-stop indicators, possible criminal indicators, the traffic stop, warning signs, and the complete interview -- through the arrest and the post-arrest interview and interrogation. 
Course Date(s): Dec. 2-3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): James Eagleson, The 4:20 Group LLC
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
  
LIDAR Operator Certification
Students must be currently certified as RADAR operators in order to enroll.
Course Date(s): Dec. 2, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Sergeant H. Oyler and Officer R. Gomez, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
RADAR / LIDAR Re-certification
All operators must attend re-certification every three years. If you are not sure of your re-certification due date, please contact the Academy. RADAR re-certification will be from i a.m. .to Noon, and LIDAR re-certification will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Course Date(s): Dec. 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 35
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Sergeant H. Oyler and Officer R. Gomez, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Advanced Search and Seizure
This one-day training course provides officers with advanced investigative techniques designed for thorough investigations.
Course Date(s): Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Byron Boston, Professional Law Enforcement Training
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Sovereign Citizens / Anti-Government Individuals
This two-day course will equip the law enforcement officer with the knowledge to recognize and identify Sovereign Citizens/Anti-Government Individuals, and to better understand the subculture movement, to enhance officer safety and conduct thorough investigations. Sovereign Citizen tactics, documents, speech, courtroom behavior and ideological beliefs will all be thoroughly discussed.
Course Date(s): Dec. 15-16, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Detective Rob Finch, Greensboro (N.C.) Police Department
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s): Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (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. 15, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
Eligibility: Open to all current patrol rifle operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
 
Legal Update 2014
This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): Dec. 17, 2014 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce & Leahy, Lawyers
Class Coordinator: S.D. Jones (703-792-6507)
  
January 2015
 
Club Drugs and the Club Scene
This two-day training course provides officers with knowledge of the latest "club" drugs and provides information and techniques for investigating the club scene for illegal drug activity.
Course Date(s): Jan. 21-22, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Kyle Land, Professional Law Enforcement Training
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
April 2015
 
Prescribed: "Fighting the War on Prescription Drugs"
This one-day training course provides officers with knowledge of the prescription drug problem and provides information and techniques for investigating the theft, sale and use of prescription drugs
Course Date(s): Apr. 27, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Kyle Land, Professional Law Enforcement Training
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)