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


 
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: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Knock-and-Talk Investigation Techniques -- FULL!
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.**)
Dec. 3-5, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.**) -- Note added date!
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)
 
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: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
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)
 
Dr. Bobby Smith & Senior Chief (Ret.) Tom Shea Seminar

This exclusive, one-day seminar -- co-hosted by the Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, and Prince William County criminal justice academies -- will feature the following distinguished speakers:

Dr. Bobby Smith, a retired Louisiana State Trooper, is a national and international motivational speaker. His seminar, "The Will to Survive: Dealing with the Aftermath," encompasses critical incident issues and how trauma affects an individual mentally, physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Specific topics to be covered include police personalities, Dr. Smith's personal story of his line-of-duty shooting on March 14, 1986; effects of traumatic events; the healing process; and coping skills.

Senior Chief (Ret.) Tom Shea, USN, one of the top Navy Seal commanders, served 23 years with distinguished valor. During his career, he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of SEALs into Afghanistan. He earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and multiple commendation medals for valor. He regularly lectures to military and law enforcement agencies on having a "winning mindset and controlling your internal dialogue."

Course Date(s): Nov. 20, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 270
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Dr. Bobby Smith (8 a.m. to Noon) & Senior Chief (Ret.) Thom Shea (1 p.m.  to 5 p.m.)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Nov. 24, 2014 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Dec. 15, 2014 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Jan. 5, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) -- Note additional dates!
Jan. 16, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Feb. 13, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Feb. 19, 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: 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: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
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)
 
Patrol Rifle Certification --  Note added date!
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): Dec. 3-5, 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)
 
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 11 a.m.)
Jan. 5, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) -- Note additional dates!
Jan. 16, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Feb. 13, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Feb. 19, 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: 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.)
Jan. 16, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon) -- Note additional date!
Class Size: 12
Eligibility: Open to all current patrol rifle operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
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: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
  
Shoot House Instructor

Shoot-house training provides officers with the ability to hone their shooting skills under realistic, high-stress conditions. This course offers instructors all the tools necessary to build a shoot-house program and improve their fellow officers' shooting skills. Topics include safety issues in the shoot house, the responsibilities of the instructor, developing programs, how to integrate the range and the shoot house in training, working with tactical teams in the shoot house and live fire exercises.

NOTE: This course is offered by a vendor and is being held at the Academy. There is a fee for this course, and enrollment is through Team One Network.

Course Date(s): Dec. 18-19, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: Determined by vendor
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement
Instructor(s): Team One Network staff
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
January 2015
 
*NEW* Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Jan. 5, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Jan. 16, 2015 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Feb. 13, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Feb. 19, 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: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
  
Trailering and Towing
This course teaches participants how to properly hitch a trailer and pull vehicles as well as how to safely drive, back, and park a towed vehicle. It also covers the types and uses of hitch systems, tongue weights, and general information and tips to make safe towing decisions. NOTE: Bring a trailer and towing vehicle for every two (2) students.
Course Date(s): Jan. 7, 2015 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all Department members.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* 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): Jan. 16, 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12
Eligibility: Open to all current patrol rifle operators.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
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)
  
February 2015
 
*NEW* 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): Feb. 12-13, 2015 (Noon to 10 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 20 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): TTRU staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* Open Range
This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.
Course Date(s):
Feb. 13, 2015 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Feb. 19, 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: S.K. Crosbie (703-792-5050)
 
 
BREATHE Workshop
This four-hour course provides officers with effective verbal intervention methods and techniques to use with challenging and/or hostile individuals. The majority of any officer's day-to-day duties require that he or she demonstrate the ability to respectfully intervene, understand, and effectively respond to citizens as well as criminals. It provides an understanding of how to verbally intervene and de-escalate persons who may be intent on resisting lawful orders and commands. It also focuses on gaining insights on personality traits or actions an officer may be presenting that can help or hinder the situation.
Course Date(s): Feb. 18 2015 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Brendan King, Crisis Consultant Group LLC
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
SOLVE Workshop
This four-hour course provides attendees with highly effective verbal intervention techniques to use when confronted with challenging and/or hostile individuals. A few words or actions can mean the difference between successful resolution and costly liability, and/or violent actions. Attendees will learn the skills needed to intervene, understand, and immediately de-escalate these situations without causing further escalation or unnecessary harm.
Course Date(s): Feb. 18, 2015 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to civilian personnel.
Instructor(s): Brendan King, Crisis Consultant Group LLC
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)