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Training Catalog, In-Service Courses

The In-Service Training Catalog provides 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 2017
 
Legal Update 2017

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.

NOTE: The LAST legal course for the year is Dec. 11, 2017!

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, lawyers
Class Coordinator: A. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Advanced Skills and Technical Driving

This is a mandatory class that must be successfully completed sometime in the four-year run from January 2015 through December 2018.

Course Date(s):
Nov. 13, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Nov. 29, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to A Squads
Dec. 4, 2017 (11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Dec. 11, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Dec. 13, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to B Squads
Dec. 18, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to E Squads

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCCJA
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
CST Refresher 2017

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented in the basic 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.

NOTE: All classes will be held at the Forensic Services Section office

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to CSTs and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Instructor/Specialty Instructor Re-certification

The Academy will host multiple training days, which will re-certify instructors in the following specialties: General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Driver's Instructor (EVOC) and Control Tactics Instructor (DT).

NOTE: On each of the below dates, the training schedule 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)
  • Control Tactics Instructor re-certification (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Course Date(s):
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn & civilian personnel in need of instructor re-certification. These courses are MANDATORY for Instructors whose certification will expire this year (12/31/17). All required Instructor hours MUST be completed prior to the re-certification course(s).
Instructor(s): Various certified instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
    
Strategic Law Enforcement Interview & Interrogation Course--FULL!

This three-day, "hands-on" course covers six key phases of interviewing and interrogating subjects: preparation, rapport, questioning, detecting deception, breaking points, terminating communication, and statement analysis. This course is designed for active participation and is not a series of lectures.

Course Date(s): 
Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Lena Sisco (a more extensive biography is available from the class coordinator)
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
    
December 2017
 
Advanced Skills and Technical Driving

This is a mandatory class that must be successfully completed sometime in the four-year run from January 2015 through December 2018.

Course Date(s):
Dec. 4, 2017 (11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Dec. 11, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Dec. 13, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to B Squads
Dec. 18, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to E Squads

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): EVOC staff, PWCCJA
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Crisis Intervention Team Training

This 40-hour core CIT course is designed to educate and prepare personnel, who come into contact with people suffering from mental illnesses, on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of these illnesses and to respond effectively and appropriately to individuals in crisis.

NOTE: The class location is the Paul T. White (WDS) Training Room

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 34 Career Development / 4 Legal / 2 Cultural Diversity
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel, sheriff's deputies and jail officers
Instructor(s): Greater Prince William Crisis Intervention Team
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Towing and Trailering

This six-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): Dec. 5, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Class Size: 6 (PWCCJA); 6 (NVCJA)
MIR Hours: 6 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer C. Criss, PWCCJA
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Instructor/Specialty Instructor Re-certification

The Academy will host multiple training days, which will re-certify instructors in the following specialties: General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Driver's Instructor (EVOC) and Control Tactics Instructor (DT).

NOTE: On each of the below dates, the training schedule 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)
  • Control Tactics Instructor re-certification (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Course Date(s):
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 2 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn & civilian personnel in need of instructor re-certification. These courses are MANDATORY for Instructors whose certification will expire this year (12/31/17). All required Instructor hours MUST be completed prior to the re-certification course(s).
Instructor(s): Various certified instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
   
*NEW* Drug Scene Investigation

This four-hour training provides law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of various types of narcotics commonly used, as well as behavior indicators of those under the influence of these types of drugs. Participants will be guided on understanding what charges can be placed, securing a scene for a search warrant, evidence collection for a successful prosecution and interviewing a suspect. Scenario-based training allows students to practice the skills taught during this course.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 10 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Sergeant D. Edelen, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A. Tyson (703-792-6507)
   
Legal Update 2017

This course fulfills the four hours of legal training required every two years as part of in-service training.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, lawyers
Class Coordinator: A. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
CST Refresher 2017

This four-hour course is intended to reinforce selected topics concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection that is presented in the basic 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.

NOTE: All classes will be held at the Forensic Services Section office

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to CSTs and Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN B-Level Certification--FULL!

This is a 12-hour certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be at the G.T. Owens Building

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
January 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
*NEW* Drug Scene Investigation

This four-hour training provides law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of various types of narcotics commonly used, as well as behavior indicators of those under the influence of these types of drugs. Participants will be guided on understanding what charges can be placed, securing a scene for a search warrant, evidence collection for a successful prosecution and interviewing a suspect. Scenario-based training allows students to practice the skills taught during this course.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 10 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel
Instructor(s): Sergeant D. Edelen, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A. Tyson (703-792-6507)
   
*NEW* VCIN B-Level Certification

This is a 12-hour certification course for B-Level operators.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
February 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
March 2018
 
*NEW* VCIN B-Level Certification

This is a 12-hour certification course for B-Level operators.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
General Instructor Development Course

This 40-hour course is the first step in becoming 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.

Due to limited seating and great demand, the Academy Director will make the final selection of those accepted to attend the course. Interested members must submit a memorandum to the Chief of Police which should include the following information:

  • Reason/need for instructor certification;
  • Understanding that you will be asked to instruct future mandatory training, and your supervisors are willing to allow you to assist;
  • An understanding that you will meet the DCJS requirements to become an instructor and maintain certification within the allotted time.

**Note to supervisors: In addition to the submission of the memorandum, please email Officer J.T. McCauley requesting enrollment. Officer McCauley will submit the enrollment roster to the Academy Director. The Director will make the final decision on the approved roster using the enrollment roster, submitted/approved memoranda from the Chief's Office, and Departmental training needs.

Course Date(s): 
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to employees requiring DCJS instructor certification. This is a MANDATORY certification course needed 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
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
  
April 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
May 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
July 2018
 
*NEW* VCIN B-Level Certification

This is a 12-hour certification course for B-Level operators.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
August 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
September 2018
 
*NEW* VCIN B-Level Certification

This is a 12-hour certification course for B-Level operators.

Course Date(s): 
Class Size: 15
MIR Hours: 12 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
October 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
November 2018
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification--NOTE ADDITIONAL CLASSES!

This is a 4-hour re-certification course for B-Level operators.

NOTE: Classes will be in various locations and are listed after the date/time information below.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Various
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
 
 

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