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Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy


Instructor Training Course Announcements


Listed below are available instructor certification and re-certification classes. Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Students may be registered by mail, e-mail: tameka.guild@hampton.gov, or FAX: (757) 595-1801 with the academy registrar.
Please fill out our Course Registration Form to register for these classes.

ATTENTION: When registering for any Instructor Re-Cert Class and On-Line Instructor Re-Cert Classes please make sure you have completed your Instructor Instruction Hours Form prior to registering for the class. It must be attached to the registration form and approved by the Executive Director. Once approved the Registrar will confirm class. If you are due in 2018 (8 Hours) teaching hours are needed for each speciality.


Course Listings

Defensive Driving Instructor School

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Suffolk Executive Airport
When : April 6-10, 2020 (CANCELLED)
Description :
Time: 0700-1600

First Day at HRCJTA. All following days will be at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

This training will be conducted from 0700-1600 and will include some night time exercises. This course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct driver training.
Prerequisites: The applicant must have completed a General Instructor Development course or be able to complete the General Instructor Development course in order to be certified as a Driver Training Instructor. To successfully complete this course the student must attain a minimum of 90% on all required courses and a minimum score of 80% on the final written test.

Each student must bring the following: A valid driver’s license. A law enforcement vehicle equipped with emergency lights and siren, in good mechanical condition with four good tires mounted on the vehicle, and a good spare tire. Special attention should be given to the brakes, steering, suspension, seat belts and fuel system to ensure excellent working condition before arriving on the training site. Agencies are responsible for vehicle maintenance. A tire gauge and 50ft. tape measure would also be useful.

Police equipment or supplies that are not needed in the operation of the vehicle or the safety of the officer should be removed from the vehicle and left at the agency. Vehicles must be covered with minimum automobile insurance as required by law and/or insured by the state or municipality.

Wear comfortable clothing for either warm or cool weather. Working conditions will be strenuous and may involve areas where grease, oil and gasoline are prevalent. Rain gear is recommended.

Students must provide a copy of your agency’s general order/policy on pursuits, vehicle operations and roadblocks.

Students should bring snacks, drinks and complete lunch in a cooler. There will be no set breaks, but there will be approximately a 45 minute break for lunch.

Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process
In-Service Credit: 34 career/1 legal
Max Students: 25

Field Training Officer

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : Multiple Dates (2020)
Description :
June 1-4, 2020(LOCATION AT SUFFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT-CANCELLED)
August 3-6, 2020
October 19-22, 2020

Time: 0700-1545

This school is designed to provide the experienced criminal justice officer with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly and effectively train and formally evaluate probationary trainees. This certification has a required written test based on DCJS standards.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process.

Credit Hours: 30 Career Development, 2 Legal.

Max Students: 40

Firearms Instructor

Classification : Instructor Training
Where : Hampton Police Division Weapons Range
When : September 28 - October 9, 2020
Description :
Times: 0730-1630 except for 2nd Monday is from 0730-2100

This course is designed to prepare experienced officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct firearms training. September 28th through October 9th is the Pistol/Shotgun Instructor Program; October 7th through October 9th is the Carbine Instructor Program. Students may attend the Pistol/Shotgun portion only, or they may attend the entire two week course.

Prerequisites:

Pistol/Shotgun:

  • Participants must have completed a DCJS basic firearms program (handgun) and currently be certified to carry their pistol (yearly qualification).

  • Participants must attend the academy pre-shoot and obtain a minimum score of 90% on the Tactical II qualification course.

  • Participants must demonstrate proficiency with their handgun while qualifying at the pre-shoot.


  • Carbine:

  • Participants must have completed a basic carbine course (rifle) and currently be certified to carry a patrol rifle (yearly qualifications).

  • Participants must attend the academy pre-shoot and obtain a minimum score of 90% on the HRCJTA Patrol rifle qualification course.

  • Participants must demonstrate proficiency with their patrol rifle while qualifying at the pre-shoot.


  • Successful completion requires a minimum score of 80% on the final written test.
    A lesson plan classroom presentation is required.
    Students must score a minimum of 90% on all required courses.

    Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

    Credit Hours: 34 Career Development, 2 Legal

    Max Students: 24

    Firearms Instructor Pre-Shoot

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Police Division Weapons Range
    When : Listed Below
    Description :

    Pre-Shoot Pistol:
    August 14, 2020 - 0800-1200

    Pre-Shoot Patrol Rifle:
    August 14, 2020 - 1300-1600

    Prerequisite:
    Students must attend the Academy's pre-shoot. Students must score a minimum score of 90% on the Tactical Course to be eligible to attend the Firearms Instructor (pistol/shotgun) School. Students must score a minimum score of 90% on the HRCJTA Patrol Rifle Course to be eligible to attend the Firearms Instructor (carbine) School.

    General Instructor

    Classification : Instructor Training
    Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
    When : Multiple Dates (2020)
    Description :

    January 27-31, 2020
    May 18-22, 2020 (CANCELED)
    October 5-9, 2020 (CANCELED)

    Time: 0700-1545

    This course is designed to meet the training requirement for the Certification of Criminal Justice Instructors as set forth in the DCJS Reference Manual. The goal of the program is to prepare the criminal justice trainer with the basic skills necessary to research, design, prepare, present, and evaluate a block of instruction. This class requires a minimum two years’ experience in a criminal justice agency to attend.

    Due to the limited number of days, the student will be required to complete work outside of class.

    Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial and Court Security/Civil Process

    In-Service Credit: 34 Career Development/2 Legal

    Max Students: 40