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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


September 2015
 
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to be enrolled in this course. Taser re-certification is needed every year to maintain certification. Each course date will offer two sessions. Participants must bring their equipment belts with them to training.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 3, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon  or  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)--FULL!
Oct. 26, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m. or  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--NOTE NEW TIMES
Nov. 25, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon  or  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (each session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Academy Staff Instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Open Range
This is time set aside for sworn members to practice. For pistols, unless otherwise noted.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 10, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Oct. 9, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 20, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 18, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, 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. 10, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Sep. 23, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Oct. 8, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 3, 2015 (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 Certification
This is a 12-hour certification course for B-level operators. Students MUST attend every hour of training.
Course Date(s): Sep. 10-11, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Day 1 / 8 a.m. to 4 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): Pam Mollenauer, PWC Public Safety Communications
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Knock and Talk Investigation Techniques
This one-day training course will provide in-depth information as well as proper techniques and tactics for officers to conduct successful knock-and-talk operations.
Course Date(s): Sep. 11, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 2 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)
  
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course
The operator candidate will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, including testing, proper operation and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course and students must attend all hours of training. The fourth day of training takes place during evening hours (1400 to 2200).
Course Date(s): Sep. 14-18, 2015
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
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): Sep. 18, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Pam Mollenauer, PWC Public Safety Communications
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.
 
NOTE: All students must attend every hour of training to receive certification.
Course Date(s): Sep. 22-24, 2015
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Officer M.A. Cook, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification
RADAR re-certification is four (4) hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). You need to attend both sessions if you hold certification in both devices. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.
Course Date(s): Sep. 23, 2015
Class Size: 16 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (each session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher and Officer D. Lapihuska, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Advanced Search and Seizure
This one-day training course will provide proper training and an understanding of the limits of this tactic so that they can successfully use it in the types of investigations where it is most effective. This one-day training course will provide officers the most up-to-date court rulings affecting search and seizure. Officers will not only get a refresher on the Fourth Amendment, and search-warrant exceptions; a practical application will be applied.
Course Date(s): Sep. 24, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 4 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)
 
​Sovereign Citizen / Anti-government Extremism Individuals
This three-day course will equip law enforcement officers with the knowledge to recognize and identify Sovereign Citizens/Anti-government Extremists and to better understand the subculture movement in order to enhance officer safety and conduct through investigations. Sovereign Citizen tactics, documents, speech, courtroom behavior and ideological beliefs will all be thoroughly discussed. Anti-police protest activity and tactics will also be reviewed.
Course Date(s): Sep. 28-30, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers.
Instructor(s): Detective Rob Finch, Greensboro (N.C.) Police Department
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)

General Instructor Development Course
This 40-hour course is the first step in becoming a DCJS-certified general instructor. The course will introduce 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.

Pre-requisites:
1. Read and agree to the new DCJS Instructor Certification/Re-certification Requirements just issued in June 2015.
2. Provide a supervisor endorsement to Officer J.T. McCauley that includes the reason/need for instructor certification; understanding that you will possibly be asked to instruct for mandatory training and that you have read and will comply with the DCJS requirements.

Course Date(s): Sep. 28-Oct. 2, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to employees requiring DCJS certification. This is a MANDATORY certification prior to any specialty instructor certifications (EVOC instructor, firearms instructor, CT instructor, Taser instructor, speed measurement instructor, and SFST instructor).
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 

Legal ​​Update 2015

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Sep. 29, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Oct. 27, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (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)

Wide-Area Search, PER-213
The three-day Wide-Area Search course is an excellent training opportunity for nearly any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. Participants are instructed in practical search methods and skills so they can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training includes challenging exercises that mirror real-life scenarios.
Course Date(s): Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 2015
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel, fire department and volunteer responders, and other organizations with search responsibilities.
Instructor(s): Russ Napier
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
October 2015
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification
This 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):
Oct. 2, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Nov. 16, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn Operations personnel who are approved by squad supervisors.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Re-certification
This 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):
Oct. 2, 2015 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 16, 2015 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel who are currently LLP operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Criminal Investigations 101
This one-week, 40-hour course provides basic and fundamental training in the techniques, concepts and methodologies of conducting criminal investigations. The course gives students a working knowledge of the Criminal Investigations Division and the roles of the detectives assigned to it. Students receive instruction on writing and obtaining search warrants and court orders, as well as interview and interrogation techniques. This course is designed for both the patrol officer who aspires to become a detective as well as for newly assigned detectives.
Course Date(s): Oct. 5-9, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 36 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel. Preference is given to newly assigned detectives
Instructor(s): Various PWCPD CID personnel
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Terrorist Planning Cycle
Terrorist threats within the United States challenges uniformed law enforcement officers to be capable of recognizing and disrupting these threats. Seven steps terrorists use to carry out these threats have been identified and, because many of the steps are done in public view, this course will provide information and analysis that law enforcement can use to improve officer skills in detection and disruption of terror plots.
Course Date(s): Oct. 6, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Dennis Smith
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Ground Combatives​​ for Law Enforcement -- FULL!
This three-day course is a hands-on, intense and interactive one designed to help officers win a ground confrontation. The course includes lecture, demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice. The list of necessary equipment will be emailed to students prior to the start of class.
Course Date(s): Oct. 7-9, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only
Instructor(s): Officer J. H. Miller, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
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. 8, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 3, 2015 (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 time set aside for sworn members to practice. For pistols, unless otherwise noted.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 9, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Nov. 20, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 18, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
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.
Prerequisite: Basic Police Photography
Course Date(s): Oct. 19-30, 2015
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD sworn law enforcement personnel and PWC FMOs
Instructor(s): FSS staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Enhanced Training Concepts (Advanced FTO)
This two-day course assists certified Field Training Officers (FTOs) by helping them develop critical communication, presentation and interpersonal skills needed in today's complex work environments. The course meets the DCJS triennial FTO refresher requirement. Attendees will identify how their communication tendencies differ from, and sometimes conflict with, others. It will afford them the opportunity to perform more effectively as an instructor, facilitator, field trainer or manager.
Course Date(s): Oct. 20-21, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 26
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel who are currently FTOs -- preference will be given to those who will most likely receive a probate after this recruit session.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Project Management
This two-day course assists employees who are responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and managing projects and initiatives within a defined budget and time period. Course objectives include producing a project plan for successful delivery, defining clear project goals and measurable deliverables, implement risk-management techniques and mitigation strategies, and much more!
Course Date(s): Oct. 22-23, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 16 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to PWCPD personnel with the rank of Lieutenant and above.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 

Legal ​​Update 2015

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 27, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Nov. 9, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (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)

Undercover Officer Survival Techniques
This four-day training course will provide undercover officers with current methods and techniques to safely initiate undercover operations. Officers will participate in case studies of undercover operations where officers were killed in the line of duty in order to demonstrate various teaching points.
Course Date(s): Oct. 27-30, 2015 (Noon to 8 p.m.) -- NOTE NEW DATES
Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 28 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to patrol officers and detectives.
Instructor(s): Bryce Boston and Kyle Land, Professional Law Enforcement Training LLC
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to be enrolled in this course. Taser re-certification is needed every year to maintain certification. Each course date will offer two sessions. Participants must bring their equipment belts with them to training.
Course Date(s):
Oct. 26, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m. or  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--NOTE NEW TIMES
Nov. 25, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon  or  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (each session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Academy Staff Instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
November 2015
 

Legal ​​Update 2015

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 9, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (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)

Advanced Skills and Technical Driving (2015)
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.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Nov. 12, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Dec. 2, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Dec. 14, 2015 (Noon to 9 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
   
EVOC Refresher
This eight( (8)-hour class will provide enhanced driving skills and practice for students. Enrollment is first come-first served. Supervisors must make sure everyone attends driver training one time between now and December 2017.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Nov. 12, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Dec. 2, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Dec. 14, 2015 (Noon to 9 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
Instructor / Specialty Instructor Re-certification(s) Courses
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 Noon
EVOC Instructor Re-certification -- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.--EVOC only is cancelled
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).
Course Date(s):  Nov. 13, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30 (Firearms Instructor class size limited to 12)
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn and civilian personnel in need of Instructor re-certification.
Instructor(s): Various certified instructors
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Search Warrant Seminar
This three-day working seminar will provide an understanding of search-and-seizure issues for uniformed officers, investigative personnel, sheriff's deputies and others who routinely deal with issues related to search and seizure. Students will engage in practical exercises in preparing search warrants.
Course Date(s): Nov. 16-18, 2015 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 20 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Doug Comfort, Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification
This 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. 16, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn Operations personnel who are approved by squad supervisors.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Re-certification
This 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. 16, 2015 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel who are currently LLP operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (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):
Nov. 18, 2015 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 3, 2015 (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)
 
Crash Remedial Driver Training
This course will be tailored to the needs of the individual driver. Enrollment is ONLY with supervisor recommendation.
Course Date(s): Nov. 19, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon  and  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 10 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all Police Department personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K.  Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range
This is time set aside for sworn members to practice. For pistols, unless otherwise noted.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 20, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 18, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Taser Operator Re-certification Course
Officers must be currently certified as Taser Operators in order to be enrolled in this course. Taser re-certification is needed every year to maintain certification. Each course date will offer two sessions. Participants must bring their equipment belts with them to training.
Course Date(s): Nov. 25, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon  or  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (each session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Academy Staff Instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
    
 December 2015
 
Advanced Skills and Technical Driving (2015)
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.
Course Date(s):
Dec. 2, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Dec. 14, 2015 (Noon to 9 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
Patrol Rifle Certification
This three-day course will certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All members must achieve qualifying scored on all required courses in order to be certified. **The final day of the course will be evening hours.**
Course Date(s):  Dec. 2-4, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.**)
Class Size: 12
​MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all current patrol rifle operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
EVOC Refresher
This eight( (8)-hour class will provide enhanced driving skills and practice for students. Enrollment is first come-first served. Supervisors must make sure everyone attends driver training one time between now and December 2017.
Course Date(s):
Dec. 2, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Dec. 9, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Dec. 14, 2015 (Noon to 9 p.m.)
Dec. 16, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (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. 3, 2015 (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)
 
 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 SUV with them on the day of training. There can be up to two students per vehicle.
Course Date(s): Dec. 3, 2015 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Class Size: 8
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)

*NEW* All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Operator Course
The ASI ATV Rider Course provides hands-on training with an emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson. Students will learn basic techniques for riding an ATV responsibly. The lessons include starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, swerving, and riding over obstacles.

Instructor Message: One of the primary roles played by the ATVs is at Jiffy Lube Live functions. It is expected that those who sign up for this class will be filling slots at the concerts next year. Those who need it for other Department functions are welcome to attend as well.
Course Date(s): Dec. 4,  2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Dec. 7, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 4 per class
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel only.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher, Officer R. Allen, Officer C. Criss, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)​

Basic Field Training Officer (FTO) Course
This 4.5-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 in stressful one-on-one training environments. The methodology targets various individual-based training approaches to enable the FTO to maximize valuable field-training time, understand and overcome training challenges, and allow each trainee to learn at the appropriate pace.
Course Date(s): Dec. 7-11, 2015 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Dec. 11th will be a half day from 8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 26
MIR Hours: 32 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel, and is a required course for those wishing to become FTOs.
Instructor(s): Larry Moser, Moser Training Solutions LLC (Dec. 7-10); First Sgt. J. Dombrowski​, PWCPD (Dec. 11)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)

Legal ​​Update 2015

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.
Course Date(s): Dec. 9, 2015 (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)
 
Open Range
This is time set aside for sworn members to practice. For pistols, unless otherwise noted.
Course Date(s): Dec. 18, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
  
March 2016
 
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
 
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)
  

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