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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


  
February 2017
 
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

This free, one-day event will provide Virginia law enforcement and first responders with the latest Alzheimer's and dementia training available. It features in-depth instruction to help law enforcement agencies enhance their capability to handle calls involving people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia illnesses. Topics include understanding Alzheimer's disease, responding effectively, search and rescue, and community resources.

TO REGISTER: Use this link: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/training-events/responding-alzheimers-disease-techniques-law-enforcement-and-first-responders. Once you have received confirmation of your registration, notify Deputy A. Tyson so you can be added to the roster.

Course Date(s): Feb. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: Law enforcement officers will receive partial in-service credit (PIC) for completion of this training.
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): DCJS
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Sovereign Citizen

This three-day training will provide law enforcement officers and government officials with an introductory overview of the numerous domestic terror and criminally subversive subcultures which are alive and well in the United States. An overview of the current socio-political climate, current goals and tactics used by law enforcement, and current trends within these various groups will also be covered.

Course Date(s): Feb. 7-9, 2017
Class Size: 40
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Det. Rob Finch, Greensboro (NC) Police Department
Class Coordinator: A.D. 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): 
Feb. 15, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 22, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 26, 2017 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
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.D. 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):
Feb. 15, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Mar. 13, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Apr. 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 24, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
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)
 
LInX Course--FULL!

This four-hour course is for any user who is new to NCR-LInX and is required to gain access to it. The lecture portion will cover what LInX is, uses for law enforcement, and the policy and rules behind the use of the system. The remainder of the course is hands on; students will log into the system and run sample searches. Students will learn how to set up and change preferences, search regions, and use best practices and investigative/analytical features of the most common structured and unstructured searches. At the conclusion of this course, access and usage of the FBI's NCEx system will be covered.

Course Date(s): Feb. 21, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon OR 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 10 per session
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: All PWCPD sworn officers. Civilians must receive approval from the CAU supervisor Dawn Locke-Trillhaase
Instructor(s): Certified instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley(703-792-5317)
 
Open Range - Rifle

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
Feb. 24, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Mar. 27, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
May 15, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 1, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range - Handgun

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
Feb. 24, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 27, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 31, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 7, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 14, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 21, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 28, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 5, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 15, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Jun. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
ERD Operator Certification Course--FULL!

An average of 10 ERD operators are permitted per squad. SWAT Team members do not count in your squad operator numbers due to their own re-certification schedule. Officers must bring their duty belt and patrol vest with them to training.

NOTE: Your supervisor's approval must be forwarded to the Academy in order for the student to be enrolled.

Course Date(s):
Feb. 24, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sep. 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel not currently on their initial one-year of probation.
Instructor(s): Academy staff/Certified instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: C.A. Drew (703-792-5228)
 
Patrol Rifle Spring Qualification (2017)

This two-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must re-certify in the spring and the fall, each year. All members must receive qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be re-certified.

Course Date(s):
Feb. 27, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) -- just two sessions!
Feb. 28, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 1, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 2, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 6, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 13, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 20, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Class Size: 8 per session
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
March 2017
 
Patrol Rifle Spring Qualification (2017)

This two-hour course will re-certify members in the use of the Department-issued patrol rifle. All patrol rifle operators must re-certify in the spring and the fall, each year. All members must receive qualifying scores on all required courses in order to be re-certified.

Course Date(s):
Mar. 1, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 2, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 6, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 13, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Mar. 20, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 2 p.m.)
Class Size: 8 per session
MIR Hours: 0 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
VCIN B-Level Certification

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

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

Course Date(s):
Mar. 2, 2017 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Jun. 22-23, 2017 (Noon to 8 p.m. - Day 1; Noon to 4 p.m. - Day 2)
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)
 
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):
Mar. 6-10, 2017 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Jun. 5-9, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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)
 
Patrol Rifle Certification

This four-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.

NOTE: This course will be held at Range 82, 4818 Midland Road, Midland, VA 22728

Course Date(s): Mar. 7-10, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to sworn personnel selected by squad supervisors.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
  
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):
Mar. 13, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
Apr. 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 24, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
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

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):
Mar. 16, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon) -- Criminal Justice Academy
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)
 
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): 
Mar. 22, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 26, 2017 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
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.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Firearms Instructor Course

This 40-hour course is the first step in becoming a DCJS-certified firearms instructor. The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of firearms safety, course design, coaching and evaluating firearms students. Students MUST attend every hour of this course to meet DCJS requirements.

Due to limited seating and high demand, the Academy director will make the final selection of those accepted to attend the course. Those interested must provide/demonstrate the following:

  • A memorandum, through your command chain and with your supervisor's endorsement, to the Academy director. The endorsement should include 1) the reason or need for instructor certification; 2) an understanding that you will be asked to instruct future mandatory training and that your supervisors are willing to allow you to assist; and 3) an understanding that you will meet the DCJS requirements to become an instructor, and maintain certification within the allotted time.
  • The most recent Spring qualification must have been 90% or better on the TQC course (this will be tested for verification of ability).
  • Requirement to have DCJS basic instructor certification.
Course Date(s): Mar. 20-24, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel who already have current DCJS basic instructor certification.
Instructor(s): Firearms Training Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range - Handgun

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
Mar. 27, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Mar. 31, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 7, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 14, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 21, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 28, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 5, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 15, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Jun. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Open Range - Rifle

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
Mar. 27, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
May 15, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 1, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* Patrol Officer Drug Investigations

The majority of courses like this one focus on highway interdiction, but the primary focus of this two-day training course is to teach patrol officers proven techniques that will assist them in investigating narcotic offenses in their communities. Upon successful completion of this course, patrol officers will have the resources and training to seize larger quantities of drugs, firearms and U.S. currency.

Course Date(s): Mar. 28-29, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 14 Career Development / 2 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
April 2017
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):
Apr. 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 24, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
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)
 
Basic Police Photography Course

This 24-hour course provides the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.

NOTE: Class location is Forensic Services Section office

Course Date(s):
Apr. 4-6, 2017--FULL!
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCDFR Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Open Range - Handgun

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
Apr. 7, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 14, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Apr. 21, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Apr. 28, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 5, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 15, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Jun. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
  
*NEW* Basic Motor School

This two-week course provides members with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure maximum efficiency of the motorcycle under normal and emergency conditions. The course is divided into two parts: basic principles of motorcycle operation and advanced techniques.

Each student will be required to bring a department-issued motorcycle, owned and insured by their agency. Due to liability concerns, privately-owned motorcycles will NOT be permitted in any of the motorcycle training courses.

Students must wear a helmet, long pants, boots, gloves, and eye protection at all times when operating a motorcycle on Academy grounds.

Course Date(s): Apr. 10-21, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Class Size: Minimum required for the course is six; maximum allowed in the course is 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer R. Minnick, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050) | Send an email
  
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.

NOTE: Class location is Forensic Services Section office

Course Date(s):
Apr. 17-28, 2017
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCDFR Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Prescribed: Fighting the War on Prescription Drugs
This one-day training course is designed to educate both the patrol officer and the detective in identifying the three main types of abused prescription drugs, identify areas where prescription drugs are likely to be abused and the doctors and pharmacies that are supplying these drugs, building a case, and effectively shutting down these "pill mills."
Course Date(s): Apr. 18, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 30
MIR Hours: 7 Career Development / 1 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): PLET
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
May 2017
 
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): 
May 3, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
May 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 26, 2017 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
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.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification

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)
 
Open Range - Handgun

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
May 5, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
May 15, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Jun. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* Basic Crash Investigation School

This week-long course introduces the student to the fundamentals of crash investigation. The course provides investigative techniques, methods and proven procedures -- all of which are related to the basics of collision investigation. Students will learn how to identify and measure skid marks, determine critical points for key events in a collision, interviewing parties, as well as case preparation. Course work does require some basic algebra-based math skills. A calculator is required.

Course Date(s): May 8-12, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 20
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel with supervisor approval.
Instructor(s): Officer R. Gudaitis, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Open Range - Rifle

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s):
May 15, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Jun. 1, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
Personal Radiation Detector Awareness (PER-243)

This one-day course will train law enforcement and public-safety officers to employ Department-procured and issued personal radiation detectors (PRDs) within the bounds of the jurisdiction/agency operational environment. When possible, the responder organization will provide PRDs for student use in the course, which includes training and extensive hands-on practice.

NOTE: All students must attend every hour of training to receive certification.

Course Date(s):
Registration deadline: Feb. 10,. 2017 (contact Lanzafama to register)
Prerequisite: None
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement; fire department and hazmat personnel; and other first responders from Prince William County and other regional jurisdictions.
Instructor(s): Nevada Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training (CTOS) instructors
Class Coordinator: J.X. Lanzafama (703-792-5119)
 
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):
May 17, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to A Squads
May 19, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
May 26, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Jun. 15, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Jun. 19, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Aug. 14, 2017 (Noon to 8:30 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Aug. 21, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Aug. 23, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to B Squads
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* 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):
May 23, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Jun. 20, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Aug. 16, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
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):
May 24, 2017 (Noon to 4 p.m.)
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)
  
*NEW* Basic Bicycle Patrol School

This week-long course is designed for officers interested in becoming a Bike Patrol Officer. Students will learn basic bike-handling principles and techniques as well as 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- to 10-mile ride each day, as well as one 15- to 20-mile ride. Training on Thursday will be held in the 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. Additionally, you must have the Bike supervisor's prior approval to register for this course. Completion of the course is NOT authorization to work in a Bike Officer capacity.

Course Date(s): May 30-Jun. 2, 2017 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- 10 hour days. Thursday is 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel pending approval from the Academy.
Instructor(s): Officer R. Search, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
June 2017
 
Open Range - Handgun

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s): Jun. 1, 2017 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
  
Open Range - Rifle

This is range time where sworn personnel may practice fundamentals and courses of fire to improve skills.

Course Date(s): Jun. 1, 2017 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 12 per session
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
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):
Jun. 5-9, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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)
 
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):
Jun. 15, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Jun. 19, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Aug. 14, 2017 (Noon to 8:30 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Aug. 21, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Aug. 23, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to B Squads
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* 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):
Jun. 20, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Aug. 16, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
VCIN B-Level Certification

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

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

Course Date(s):
Jun. 22-23, 2017 (Noon to 8 p.m. - Day 1; Noon to 4 p.m. - Day 2)
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)
 
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): Jun. 26, 2017 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
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.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
  
July 2017
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification

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)
 
August 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):
Aug. 14, 2017 (Noon to 8:30 p.m.)--priority given to F Squads
Aug. 21, 2017 (12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)--priority given to C Squads
Aug. 23, 2017 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)--priority given to B Squads
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
*NEW* 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):
Aug. 16, 2017 (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
  
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification

RADAR re-certification is four hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is four hours in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). You need to attend BOTH sessions if you hold certifications in RADAR and LIDAR. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Aug. 25, 2017 (two sessions, AM and PM)
Oct. 30, 2017 (two sessions, AM and PM)

Class Size: 16 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (per session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel who are currently Operators
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course

The operator candidate will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, including testing, proper operation, and courtroom testimony. Students must attend all hours of training for this certification course. The fourth day of training takes place during evening hours (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

Course Date(s):
Aug. 28-Sep. 1, 2017
Oct. 23-27, 2017

Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel with supervisor approval.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
September 2017
 
VCIN B-Level Re-Certification

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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
ERD Operator Certification Course--FULL!

An average of 10 ERD operators are permitted per squad. SWAT Team members do not count in your squad operator numbers due to their own re-certification schedule. Officers must bring their duty belt and patrol vest with them to training.

NOTE: Your supervisor's approval must be forwarded to the Academy in order for the student to be enrolled.

Course Date(s): Sep. 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Class Size: 10
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Sworn law enforcement personnel not currently on their initial one-year of probation.
Instructor(s): Academy staff/Certified instructors, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: C.A. Drew (703-792-5228)
   
VCIN B-Level Certification

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)
 
October 2017
 
Basic Police Photography Course

This 24-hour course provides the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography.

NOTE: Class location is Forensic Services Section office

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCDFR Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
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)
  
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.

NOTE: Class location is Forensic Services Section office.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and PWCDFR Fire Marshals
Instructor(s): FSS Staff, PWCPD
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. Students must attend all hours of training for this certification course. The fourth day of training takes place during evening hours (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

Course Date(s): Oct. 23-27, 2017

Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel with supervisor approval.
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification

RADAR re-certification is four hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is four hours in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). You need to attend BOTH sessions if you hold certifications in RADAR and LIDAR. You MUST re-certify every three years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Aug. 25, 2017 (two sessions, AM and PM)
Oct. 30, 2017 (two sessions, AM and PM)

Class Size: 16 per session
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development (per session) / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel who are currently Operators
Instructor(s): Officer S. Gallagher, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: A.D. Tyson (703-792-6507)
 
November 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):
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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
 
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

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)
 
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)
 
*NEW* 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: M.J. McCauley (703-792-5050)
   
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

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

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)
 
 

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