Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
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.
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 SystemIS 200 Basic Incident Command SystemIS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An IntroductionIS 800 National Response Plan (NRP) An Introduction
These courses will re-certify instructors in the following Instructor specialties: General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Drivers Instructor (EVOC), and Control Tactics (DT). The training day will be broken into the following modules:General Instructor Re-certification -- 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Firearms Instructor Re-certification -- 10 a.m. to NoonEVOC Instructor Re-certification -- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Control Tactics (DT) Re-certification -- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
NOTE: These courses are mandatory for instructors whose certification(s) will expire this year (12/31/2015).
The course will provide the student with the opportunity to draw and fire their concealed, off-duty firearm during realistic situations. Upon completion of the course, the student will have gained confidence in the use of their off-duty/concealed-carry weapon and have a better understanding of state and federal laws, and Department regulations regarding concealed/off-duty carry. Inspections of weapons and holsters will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Attendees are required to bring their off-duty weapon and off-duty holster, and they should wear clothing typically worn while carrying off duty.
NOTE: Students need to provide weapon type, caliber and manufacturer prior to attending class.
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.
This 24-hour course will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.
NOTE: All students must attend every hour of training to receive certification.
This week-long course is designed for officers interested in becoming bicycle patrol officers. Students will learn basic bike handling principles and techniques, and pursuit and emergency braking techniques. Topics will 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- to10-mile ride each day, and one 15- to 20-mile ride.
Training on Thursday will be held in 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.
NOTE: Successful completion of the course is not authorization to work in a Bike Officer capacity. Authorization from the Chief of Police is required to work as a Bike Officer.
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel operating departmental vehicles. The course emphasizes all aspects of safe vehicle operation, and provides advanced skills that will enhance the students' abilities in vehicle dynamics as well as emergency and non-emergency vehicle operations. Areas of focus include braking techniques, braking and turning, skid recovery, wet braking, line of travel, dynamic stability control in DSC-equipped vehicles, and a pursuit management (including a practical involving a two-car pursuit).
All PWCPD officers must attend a class between January 2015 and December 2017.