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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


 
 January 2018
 
Open Range-Handgun

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

NOTE: All sessions are held at the PWCCJA Pennington Range.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Open Range-Rifle

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

NOTE: All sessions are held at the PWCCJA Pennington Range.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range 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)
 
Drug Scene Investigation--FULL!

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)
 
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course (SFST)

This three day course is offered to sworn officers who want to increase their ability to locate impaired drivers and successfully bring the case to a proper conclusion in court. This course is mandatory for all FTOs. You will be exposed to the NHTSA approved Field Tests and get the experience of practicing on role players in a wet-lab scenario.  The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) will be taught and observed in a wet lab environment.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 36 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement officers
Instructor(s): First Sergeant K.L. Hulsey, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: Officer J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification

This is a 4-hour certification course.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Range Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
   
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

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)
  
Fitness for Tactical Performance

This one-day course is designed to help students take a tactical approach to fitness. By training all of your energy systems, you can attain an optimal level of fitness for work and life. Class discussions include the training mindset, exercise philosophies, the three main systems our bodies use for energy and why it's important to train each one. Nutrition and properly fueling your body -- not just for overall health but for performance as well -- will be discussed. And several workouts will be included in the course.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 24
MIR Hours: 8 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all Department personnel, sworn and civilian, with priority to sworn personnel. Civilian personnel will be placed on a waitlist until the final roster is confirmed.
Instructor(s): Lieutenant T. Van Horn, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: J.T. McCauley (703-792-5317)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
March 2018
 
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification

This is a 4-hour certification course.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Range Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
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

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* SFST Refresher

Students will receive a review of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and the three phases of DUI detection, as well as search warrant procedures for blood draws. **This course will NOT certify the student in the administration of the SFSTs.**

NOTE: The training is at the Paul T. White Jr. Western District Station (Training Room).

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 25
MIR Hours: 4.5 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel with SFST certification.
Instructor(s): Officer M. Grayson, Officer T. Frame, 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.

NOTE: All sessions are held at the PWCCJA Pennington Range.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Open Range-Rifle

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

NOTE: All sessions are held at the PWCCJA Pennington Range.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all sworn personnel.
Instructor(s): Range staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Basic Police Photography Course (March course is FULL)

This 24-hour course provides the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography. This course is a prerequisite for CST School.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all PWCPD sworn personnel and PWCDFR Fire Marshals.
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Section staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification Course

RADAR re-certification is 4 hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is 4 hours in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). If you hold both certifications, you must attend both sessions for re-certification. You MUST recertify every three (3) years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development per session / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
  
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course--FULL!

The operator candidates will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, to include testing, proper operation, and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course, and students MUST attend all hours of training in order to be certified. **The fourth day of training takes place during evening hours (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.).**

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
   
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)
  
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
April 2018
 
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)
 
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: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement & PWCDFR Fire Marshals (all must have completed Basic Police Photography prerequisite)
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
May 2018
 
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)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
    
Less-Lethal Projectile Certification

This is a 4-hour certification course.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 12
MIR Hours: N/A
Eligibility: Open to all personnel.
Instructor(s): Range Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
June 2018
 
*NEW* Legal Update 2018

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 per session / 4 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Boyce and Leahy, lawyers
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
  
July 2018
 
Speed Measurement Device Re-certification Course

RADAR re-certification is 4 hours in the morning (8 a.m. to Noon), and LIDAR re-certification is 4 hours in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). If you hold both certifications, you must attend both sessions for re-certification. You MUST recertify every three (3) years in these courses.

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development per session / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
   
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)
 
Speed Measurement Device Operator Course--FULL!

The operator candidates will cover RADAR and LIDAR operation requirements, to include testing, proper operation, and courtroom testimony. This is a certification course, and students MUST attend all hours of training in order to be certified. **The fourth day of training takes place during evening hours (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.).**

Course Date(s):
Class Size: 16
MIR Hours: 40 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement personnel.
Instructor(s): Officer J. Bonner, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: M.J. Mihalovich (703-792-6507)
 
August 2018
 
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)
  
September 2018
 
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

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)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
     
October 2018
 
Basic Police Photography Course

This 24-hour course provides the student with the basic knowledge, skills and tools of police photography. This course is a prerequisite for CST School.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s): 

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 24 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to all PWCPD sworn personnel and PWCDFR 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)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services 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: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 80 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to sworn law enforcement & PWCDFR Fire Marshals (all must have completed Basic Police Photography prerequisite)
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
    
November 2018
 
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)
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
 
December 2018
 
Crime Scene Technician Refresher 2018

This four-hour course reinforces selected topics (presented during the Basic Crime Scene Technician Course) concerning crime-scene documentation and evidence collection. Participants will be presented with new information and techniques in the field of crime-scene investigation. The course will consist of discussion and practical exercises. All Police Department and Fire Marshal Crime Scene Technicians must attend one CST Refresher course per calendar year.

NOTE: Classes will be at the Forensic Services Section.

Course Date(s):

Class Size: 8
MIR Hours: 4 Career Development / 0 Legal
Eligibility: Open to Police Department Crime Scene Technicians & Fire Marshals Office Crime Scene Technicians
Instructor(s): Forensic Services Staff, PWCPD
Class Coordinator: H.I. DeGeneste (703-792-4409)
  
  
 
 
 

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