In-Service Training Class Descriptions

Accident Investigation

Prerequisite: Photography for Law Enforcement
Now a one-week format. Materials needed on first day: template, scientific calculator (recommend Texas Instrument TI-30XZ), and compass. Students will learn to properly identify and record physical evidence and factual data from accident scene. Instructional topics will include: measuring and diagramming, estimating vehicle speed, gathering and analyzing evidence from the scene, and calculating speed from skid-marks, vehicle dynamics and photography review. To successfully complete this course, participants should be present for all instruction. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that court appearances and other appointments are scheduled so that they do not conflict with training dates.
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Advanced Burglary & Robbery Investigations

This course is an extensive three-day advanced presentation for investigating patrol officers, detectives, investigators, special agents and investigative supervisors that will be conducting burglary and robbery investigations. The training is interactive with multiple crimes in progress video footage for both burglary and robbery offenses that have been investigated by the instructor, William “Bill” Wagner, over the past 30 years. Based on time proven techniques, actual field experience and research, a better understanding of the criminal’s thought process and all available investigative tools, this course will provide the attending officers with an enhanced ability to identify, arrest and present a complete and quality investigation for court prosecution.

Advanced Crime Scene

Prerequisites: Crime Scene Procedures AND Photography for Law Enforcement
The students will have the opportunity to employ various evidence collection methods and proper crime scene documentation. The students will learn how to identify the boundaries of a crime scene and understand the principles of searching the crime scene for specific types of evidence. Final approval for admission to this course will be determined by the Crime Scene Supervisor.
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Advanced Criminal Investigations

This course is designed for investigating patrol officers, detective’s, investigators, special agents and investigative supervisors that will be conducting major Criminal Investigations. The training provides an advanced look at proper investigative procedures applied to today’s political and social climate. Students are taken through the investigative process, step by step, from the initial crime to the arrest and eventual prosecution. Emphasis is placed on proper documentation and legal guidelines and the impact and effect that the media, defense and civil attorneys along with public sentiment can have on the outcome of the court presentation.
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Advanced Ordinance Recognition for Law Enforcement

This course is designed for Hazardous Device School certified Bomb Technicians or equivalents desiring specialized training in the recognition and identification of military ordnance. Participants will be provided with comprehensive training through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on activities designed to increase technician knowledge and response capabilities of state, local and federal emergency responders.

Alzheimer's Training for First Responders and Search Management

The purpose of this school is to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to train public safety personnel and first responders on appropriate handling of situations dealing with Alzheimer's patients. It is intended to motivated and present a combined system of skills and attitudes and to advance new ideas about the handling of this special needs population group.
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Animal Fighting Investigation

This two-day seminar will focus on dog fighting, cock fighting, search warrants and legal issues. This seminar is for animal control officers, patrol officers and detectives who may come into contact with subjects engaged in animal fighting during the course of their duties.
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Auto Theft Investigations

Topics will include general auto theft investigation, false reports, motorcycle theft trends, cloned cars and bait cars. There will be practicals and demonstrations included in this seminar.
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Basic Counterfeit Goods Training

This course is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and will focus on counterfeit goods and their global impact. Virginia trademark infringement laws and their prosecution will be reviewed. Counterfeit interdiction and investigation of intellectual property crimes will also be discussed.
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Baton Locks and Combatives

This class will focus on combative employment/application of the police baton for officer survival and officer rescue situations. The class will learn extreme techniques including locks and chocks. This will be a hands-on class so students should dress in appropriately.
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Battlefield to the Street

This presentation, which includes a working lunch panel, will discuss best practices for law enforcement agency leaders, human resource professionals, and military veterans to better support military service members and their families prior to military deployments, while deployed, and upon their return and reintegration to law enforcement duties. Many benefits and resources will be discussed.
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Becoming an Even More Effective Leader

The following topics will be covered in this expanded three-day workshop: Foundations of leadership, transitioning from officer/deputy to sergeant, counseling problem officers, coaching and the lost art of leadership, motivating your unit, handling complaints from your subordinates, performance appraisal, effective delegation, career development and your responsibility, mentoring, having courage in the face of adversity and ethical leadership.
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Behavioral Identification of Potential Threat

  • Provide effective tools for the identification of behaviors indicative of a planned domestic assault to disrupt or destroy critical elements of the American communications, transportation infrastructure and other fundamental institutions.
  • Train law enforcement personnel to recognize and identify the behaviors associated with individuals who are experiencing personal crises, disturbed thinking or mental illness to the extent that intervention is prudent, necessary and appropriate.
  • Provide familiarization with terrorist and criminal thinking and methodologies designed to destroy specific targets, create confusion, kill and maim, and generate publicity favorable to the terrorist.

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Breathe - Crisis Intervention

This course was designed to provide law enforcement professionals with highly effective verbal intervention skills and techniques to use with challenging and/or hostile individuals in times of crisis. Topics covered include how to identify, intervene and effectively de-escalate tense situations with citizens as well as the criminal element, while improving individual officer’s ability to maintain a calm, professional attitude throughout the interaction. Additionally, this course teaches how to quickly recognize when such circumstances are escalating toward violence or aggressive acts, and to effectively prevent them through verbal techniques. This course is taught by MDS Brendan King, CEO of the Crisis Consultant Group, LLC, who has an extensive background dealing with crisis situations while working the front lines in law enforcement (corrections, road patrol, and SERT), local probation, mental health and USMC OIF/OEF experience, and currently teaches various related courses in 16 states.
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Casing, Surveillance and Targeting through the Eyes of a Terrorist

  • How do terrorist chose a target
  • Fundamentals of casing operations
  • Case studies of terrorist targeting operations
  • Ft. Dix cell
  • Zazi Najibullah
  • Domestic terrorist operations
  • Target identification and selection
  • Casing, surveillance and rehearsal
  • Importance of the internet
  • Surveillance detection
  • Improving your ability to detect surveillance
  • Prudential Center activities
  • Munich
  • Singapore case study
  • Eric Robert Rudolph’s surveillance of targets
  • Riyadh compound operations
  • Radisson SAS operations
  • Marriott hotel operations
  • Protecting critical infrastructure

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Case Study Seminar – Gallows Road Rape

On May 11, 2012 at approximately 0110 hours, a motorist was driving northbound on Gallows Road when she observed a female lying on the sidewalk. The motorist stopped to assist and found a 50-year-old woman who was semi-conscious and partially clothed. The victim told the motorist she was just raped and robbed by two Hispanic males. The victim was later identified as an emotionally-disturbed homeless individual who has slept on the porch of a nearby church for the past several years. The victim, suffering from bipolar and schizophrenia, would not verbally communicate with officers. The victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital where she was diagnosed with over 10 fractured ribs and heart problems due to the trauma she endured. Major Crimes Division detectives responded to investigate the offense and were met with numerous problems while dealing with the victim. This case was one of the most vicious attacks that any of the most seasoned detectives have ever seen. This case involved two strangers as suspects who were apprehended and taken off the streets of Fairfax County in such an extremely short time. This was due to an entire team of detectives working together in pursuit of one common goal, to seek justice for this victim and to apprehend these two violent offenders. The swift closure of the this case was due to a combination of great detective work, crime scene examination, forensic processing, language translation and dedicated police officers who came together to solve a heinous crime. During the presentation the lead detective will brief the class on the intricacies of the case while dealing with a victim who suffered from severe mental illness. The case will outline the entire investigation from the initial patrol response until the sentencing of the suspects. During the presentation, students will be able to see the cooperation between numerous entities within the department as well as the use of other agencies to bring the case to a close.

Cell Phone Analysis - Investigative Tool for Law Enforcement

This seminar will familiarize investigators with the basics of cell phone technology, what information and data is contained in these phones, forensic methods used in retrieval, cell site analysis and the information available from cellular service providers. The seminar is designed for investigators to better understand the use of mobile devices as evidence in criminal cases. The instructor is Christine Roberts, a 28-year veteran of the Columbus Ohio Police Department with over 18 years experience in narcotics, interdiction and organized crime cases.
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Cell Phone Investigations

Students will learn what data is available from cell phone companies, including records of calls, geographic data, text message, multimedia messages, voicemails and internet data. This includes an introduction to how law enforcement typically uses the data: how to interpret the data as well as analyze, map, surveil, archive and present this extremely valuable evidence. Students will be introduced to what real-time surveillances may be conducted on cellular phones as well as a detailed explanation of what geographical data is available and how to map this data with inexpensive tools. Legal considerations as well as courtroom testimony is also introduced.
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Child Safety Seat Recertification

Students must bring their manuals for updates. Technicians must become re-certified annually by passing a test which will include both hands-on and verbal demonstrations to accurately install the four basic types of child seats. This course is designed for participants who have previously taken the Child Safety Seat Inspection Certification class. Students will be updated in current child safety seat and automotive technology that affects the installation of child safety seats. Updated information and hand-outs on certifications and interaction with citizens regarding child passenger safety will be discussed. Questions addressing problems seen in the field with cars and car seats and installation will be highlighted and discussed in detail.
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Child Safety Seat Technician Certification

This course is taught through a combination of lectures, discussions of new issues, role- playing, and hands on practice with both child safety seats and seat belt systems. Students should be prepared for the substantial physical activity needed to install safety seats. They will take both written and hands-on tests, and participate in a "real world" child safety seat checkpoint, where students must demonstrate proficiency communicating and demonstrating proper installation to the public.
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Cops in Court

Designed for law enforcement officers with a wide variety of trial testimony experience, this course includes discussion and instruction on all aspects of trial preparation and courtroom testimony in an impaired driving case. Experts in the fields of law enforcement and prosecution present the curriculum to law enforcement officers, allowing the participants to learn firsthand the challenges and difficulties in impaired driving cases. This course is designed to be taught in one day and includes a mock trial presentation, with optional direct and cross-examination exercises. However, additional potential topic areas are discussed throughout the instructor manual and may be implemented in the training course to expand the curriculum if so desired. Segments of this training include:

  • Understanding the Importance of Courtroom Testimony
  • Report Writing
  • Courtroom Preparation
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Mock Trial

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Close Quarters Combat

Instructor Maurice Allen will teach a week long close quarter combat class for those who have not participated in this class before. This class will cover a wide variety of defensive tactics techniques and will consist of both classroom and mat time. Students should dress in appropriate clothing.
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Close Quarters Combat Refresher

Instructor Maurice Allen will teach a refresher on Close Quarter Combat for those who have had the week long seminar in the past. Students should dress for mat time.
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Clutter in the Crosshairs

This class provides a targeted approach for dealing with citizens whose clutter is a major part of their problems. We will discuss how clutter impacts their lives and how it may have caused law enforcement to be called into their situation.
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Conducted Energy Device (Taser)

The Academy will conduct an eight-hour training class on the use and application of the X-26 Conducted Energy Device (CED). The training consists of classroom instruction and practical hands-on exercises. A written test will be given at the completion of the class and participants must score 80% or higher to obtain certification to use the device. Training is mandatory for supervisors and officers prior to their using the CED. Any officer may attend with their commander’s approval.
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Conducting Complete Traffic Stops

This two day course examines the relationship between motor vehicle law enforcement and the detection of criminal activity. Students will learn techniques and skills to employ during roadside stops and interviews. Officer safety is stressed. The class emphasizes indicators and identification of concealed compartments as well as other criminal activities. Consent to search and other legal considerations are also covered. This training will be conducted by the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center.
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Conflict Communications

Conflict Communications teaches you how to prevent most conflicts--and manage the few that still occur--by teaching you how not to fall into primitive conflict scripts. More than that, we teach you how to keep yourself from getting sucked into the trap, especially when someone is angry, in your face and within arm's reach. Instead of it being about winning, you can focus on fixing the problem. By knowing the process, you can avoid escalating the situation. But the first person you need to de-escalate is yourself.
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Cops in Court

Designed for law enforcement officers with a wide variety of trial testimony experience, this course includes discussion and instruction on all aspects of trial preparation and courtroom testimony in an impaired driving case. Experts in the fields of law enforcement and prosecution present the curriculum to law enforcement officers, allowing the participants to learn firsthand the challenges and difficulties in impaired driving cases. This course is designed to be taught in one day and includes a mock trial presentation, with optional direct and cross-examination exercises. However, additional potential topic areas are discussed throughout the instructor manual and may be implemented in the training course to expand the curriculum if so desired. Segments of this training include:

  • Understanding the Importance of Courtroom Testimony
  • Report Writing
  • Courtroom Preparation
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Mock Trial

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Counterterrorism in Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement plays a vital role in the counter-terrorism effort, probably more than it even begins to understand. This course will help students understand the terrorist mindset and how this new "criminal" operates and functions. Emphasis is placed on gathering intelligence and evidence to uncover and exploit criminal activity that may be linked to the terrorist effort. Covering both international and domestic terrorism, the course will identify specific indicators and methods that may lead to exposing or identifying persons or organizations associated with a variety of terrorist efforts. Emphasis is placed on using current law enforcement techniques and skills enhanced by a new perspective to work within the Constitution, but outside the realm of normal enforcement activities. The course covers specific criminal investigations in the non-traditional law enforcement atmosphere.
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Cracking the Code: The Federal Application Process

Prerequisite: Students must have at least 20 years of county tenure to enroll AND must commit to attending both training dates.

This two-part class discusses the complicated hiring process involved with the federal government and how to apply for federal jobs online. Day two is a hands-on day in the computer lab where students will begin working on their federal resumes. Class size is limited to 20.
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Crime Scene Procedures

Prerequisite: Photography for Law Enforcement.

This class will introduce the student to the basics of crime scene processing to include: photography, forensics, medical examiner, diagrams, anthropology, footwear, packaging, blood splatter and crime scene processing.
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Criminal Interdiction

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to conduct successful interdiction. It will equip students with the ability to make a rapid assessment on whether criminal activity is taking place. This rapid assessment can be enhanced by becoming familiar with current criminal trends and understanding how to use this information to confirm or deny one's suspicion. The skills learned during this course are taught, not only through the classroom, but through hands-on training and searching of passenger motor vehicles. Students are taught how to locate hidden compartments and electronic traps on these vehicles and the vehicle's natural voids.

Criminal Investigations

This course is designed for investigating patrol officers and deputies who will be conducting all aspects of criminal investigations. The training provides a basic look at proper investigative procedures built on traditional standards and accepted judicial process. The concepts and goals of a criminal investigation along with proper techniques in information gathering, evidence recovery, case documentation and court presentation and testimony will be addressed. Upon completion of the course the student will have a better working knowledge of today’s field of criminal investigations and the knowledge needed to be effective in obtaining a solution for the crime and a successful outcome in the criminal justice system.
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Criminal Patrol: Conducting the Complete Traffic Stop

Full uniform will be needed on day 2.Day 1: classroom presentation. Day 2: Eight hours of on-the-road practical exercise putting to use the techniques learned from first day. Class topics:

  • Keys to becoming a proactive criminal patrol officer
  • Legal considerations of search and seizure
  • Target identification, use of force, pursuit policy
  • Field testing, lab protocol, court prosecution

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Crisis Intervention Team Training

Target audience: Patrol Officers with 2-10 years of experience range, SWAT and other first responders. The goal of this 40 hour course is to provide training to law enforcement officers in how to effectively, safely and compassionately respond to individuals experiencing serious mental health crises. Topics will include: recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disabilities; crisis intervention and de-escalation; active listening skills; assessment of suicide risk; assessment of violence; cultural, adolescent and geriatric issues; psychiatric symptoms related to medical conditions; mental health resources; and Virginia mental health laws and procedures.
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Critical Review of Professional Survival

This class, taught by retired Deputy Sheriff Jason Mann of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, will offer a new focus of Law Enforcements techniques, tactics and procedures to promote survival within Law Enforcement on duty, off duty and into retirement. The class will cover LEOKA statistic review, equipment considerations, firearms considerations, types of officer-involved shootings, defensive tactics, vehicle stop principals, the survival mindset, eating on duty and speed accuracy and violence of action. Off-duty topics will consist of equipment, firearms, firearms in the home, family considerations, confidentiality of identity and reduction of service stress.


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Damage Control for Administrators and Supervisors

"How to Take Control When Things Turn Bad." The worst has happened (an unarmed individual has been shot by an officer; a pursuit has left an innocent 3rd party dead; a female prisoner has been sexually assaulted by an officer; a narcotics officer has been involved in a drug conspiracy). How quickly and appropriately your agency responds to these spontaneous and unforeseen events can determine the duration of exposure and the amount of damage control needed to maintain agency morale and regain the confidence of the public you serve. This course, designed as a crisis management template, will provide public safety executives, middle managers and first line supervisors with various strategies to bring the crisis under control, deal internally and externally with the fallout and mitigate the incident.
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Death Notification

During this seminar participants will identify their role with a bereaved family/individual in the aftermath of loved one’s death and realize how each participant may be called upon to serve death notifications in the future.

Decision Making for Law Enforcement

Students will examine the decision making framework and explore how decisions are made during a critical incident. Officers will then be placed in force-on-force realistic scenarios. Topics will include: decision making framework, ethical decision making, use of force issues, officer safety issues, case studies from critical incidents, indicators and warnings of suspects' intentions and more.
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The Detective: A Workshop for All Detectives

Enrollees must currently be assigned to a criminal investigations unit. This is a two day intensive training course. Each day will consist of lecture and practical exercises. Day one will consist of lecture, focusing on the person and terms associated with investigative work. Day one will also consist of assessing the Detectives toolbox, Interviewing and Interrogation techniques, and delivery of Miranda Warnings. Day two will consist of preparing various forms of documentation and official forms associated with investigative work.. The overall goal of the course is to familiarize the student with the responsibilities of an investigator. The course is design to allow the student to participate over the course of two days and to arm themselves with workable tools that will assist them in the field of investigative work.
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Developing an Understanding between Law Enforcement Officers and Law Abiding Hindu-Americans in Fairfax County

Understanding the religious, cultural heritage and traditional values of the Hindu-American population.
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Deviant Groups and Cult Recognition

Open to sworn officers only.This course will focus on the identification and operation of various groups with particular attention given to belief systems, characteristics of cult groups, types of cults, local and national trends, and crime scene evidence.
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Documentation, Investigative Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony

This two part training seminar will provide an advanced look at proper documentation procedures applied to every level of law enforcement and public safety. All aspects of effective report writing are presented from the initial preliminary investigation and preparation of the police report to the advanced stages of multi-agency drug investigation. Using real life crime scenarios and video presentations, the class participants will enhance their writing skills regardless of their current ability or experience level. Emphasis is placed on proper rules of writing, improving writing skills through organizational techniques and understanding and implementing focus writing concepts. The second part of this course is designed to enhance the testimony of agent/officer/investigator involved in the prosecution of narcotics sale, distribution, manufacture and trafficking. Areas covered are defense proofing testimony, public speaking, case preparation/organization, on-the-stand presentation, rapport development and expert testimony vs. common experience.
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Domestic Terrorism

Participants in this course will learn about domestic terrorists groups, how to recognize indicators relating to domestic terrorism and funding through narco-terrorism. Students explore law enforcement roles and responsibilities in combating domestic terrorism. Officer safety issues related to domestic terrorism are also covered.
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Domestic Violence Investigation and Intervention

During this three-day course, students will be presented with techniques to assist them in responding to and investigating domestic violence. Emphasis will be placed on determining probable cause, assessing types of injuries, collecting evidence, and prosecuting without a cooperative victim. The course will also cover officer safety concerns, causes of abuse, why victims refuse to cooperate, and other related criminal activity including stalking, telephone and computer violations, and protective order violations.
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Drug Interdiction

Speaker: Sheriff Mike Lewis. His topics will include stopping the criminal, identifying deceptive behavior, roadside interview techniques, hidden compartments, racial profiling and officer safety.
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Empty Hand Combatives

This class will discuss three types of street attacks used against law enforcement officers. It will cover empty hand defensive and offensive techniques designed to protect the officer against common assaults. This will be a hands-on class so students should dress in appropriate attire. Please bring a towel and long sleeve shirt.
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Elder Abuse

With this training, participants will be able to identify the elder abuse dynamics, conduct effective investigations, focus on victim safety, be aware of and avoid assumptions, recognize abuser tactics and work collaboratively. Topics include dynamics, statutes, initial response, investigative strategies, physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, stalking, abuse in facility settings and financial exploitation.
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Employment Law: Your Rights and Responsibilities Regarding ADA & Sexual Harassment

  • Headline news and recent disability discrimination cases
  • Group exercise on employment scenario
  • Fairfax County policy and procedures for the reasonable accommodation process in employment, #46
  • Delivering ADA compliant county services
  • Tips for communicating with persons with disabilities
  • Headline news and recent sexual harassment cases
  • Fairfax County policy and procedure on sexual harassment, #02-03
  • Liability
    1. Factors that distinguish rules of employer liability
    2. Liability in quid pro cases
    3. Liability for hostile work environment cases
    4. Two part affirmative defense
  • Workplace dating- article: "subordinate dating: most dangerous workplace activity"

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Exploring the Sexual Offender and Physical Abuser

This is a "host" class with only five available seats. The seminar deals with physical and sexual abusers and discusses topics such as: The Role of Alcohol, Pornography and Other Factors in Abuse; Exploring the Physical Abuser & Sexual Offender Typologies; Detecting Truth from Deception; Understanding the Psychopathic Personality; and Profiling Strategies. Presenter: Scott Alen Johnson, Forensic Psychologist.
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FEMA WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course

This awareness-level weapons of mass destruction (WMD) course is delivered throughout the nation to jurisdictions approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Preparedness Directorate and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security State Administrative Agencies. Course description: This course presents WMD radiological/nuclear overview designed for first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. It focuses on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazard identification and proper notification procedures. The course consists of classroom instruction.
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Female Enforcers

This fast paced eight-hour seminar presents skill sets designed to enhance the proficiency of female crime fighters mentally, physically, and tactically. Often little has been done to accept or accommodate the female perspective in police work. This class aims to fill that void. Topics Include: Functional Training for Female Officer Survival , Training and Equipment , Use of Force , Physical and Emotional Health , The History of Women in Police , Working in a Male Dominated Field and The Importance of Leadership and Mentoring Among Female Officers.
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Field Training Instructor (Police)

Retired Major Larry Moser will introduce the new FTO to leadership, coaching and feedback skills necessary to bring the trainee to solo beat-officer status.
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Fitness and Nutrition for LE

Class requirements:

  • Open mind
  • Class A physical
  • Wellness gear and iPod (if you have it)
  • Bottled water

Fitness and Nutrition for Law Enforcement is a basic wellness guide for law enforcement and support staff. It is vital to be healthy and fit in one of the most stressful professions. Exercise is an escape from stress and allows us to redirect our energy. This course has several different chapters ranging from exercise trends, heart disease and macronutrients. The instructor will provide several examples of how diet and exercise can be incorporated into your daily schedule. Practical exercise and basic instruction will also be included in this two day course. The goal is to have FUN and take some small tip from this course and apply it to your lifestyle. Beginners are highly encouraged to attend.
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Forensic Statement Analysis

Dual enrollment is required through the FCCJA and the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center at

Forensic Statement Analysis (FSA) is a scientific, investigative tool used to analyze written and/or oral statements taken from a "person of interest," whether a suspect, victim, complainant or witness since the ultimate goal is to identify the truth. FSA eliminates or minimizes biases and prejudices and systematically determines the use and omissions of specific words, phrases, content, grammar and other identifiers to determine a truthful, balanced statement. A person's own words will ultimately and unwittingly betray them as they provide indicators of deception through hidden clues of "omissions," "improper changes in language," "lack of commitment" as well as identify close and distant relationships to other persons, objects and events. These and many other indicators are made obvious and readily identifiable to the trained investigator. In advanced applications, statements can also be converted into numbers whereby they are subjected to a mathematical formula. Attendees perform verbal analysis on videotaped oral interviews to practice and demonstrate the effectiveness of FSA. To further reinforce their proficiencies and understanding of these concepts, attendees are assigned individual homework studies to be reviewed on the following class day.
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Fraudulent Documentation

The class will compare genuine documents to fraudulent documents; discuss street-level facial recognition and how to interview the document presenter; and learn to recognize indicators of counterfeiting and fraud with regard to the International Driving Permit, ICE documents, Social Security card and Virginia driver's license.
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Gangs, Drugs and Murder

Instructor Damon Fay—Albuquerque Police Department, Sergeant (Retired). This intensive course of instruction integrates the very best that experts have to offer in violent drug gang investigations. Integrated throughout the program is a successful mindset and formulaic approach as to whom are suspect and where the evidence must be. This course will lay open the critical areas of knowledge to investigate, find the answers and successfully prosecute these crimes. This course will develop the most powerful tool of all: the investigator’s intellect. There is nothing like unresolved drug gang violence on the police books to bring doubt to the minds of the public and reward in the minds of the killer gangs easily capable of mass murder and spree killings.The information will embody the wide spectrum of law enforcement intelligence, local, state and federal resources, and plain old hardball police work. The entire gamut of the investigations will take the new investigator and the seasoned veteran alike through with proven strategies for response, approach, crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation, information probing, use of informants, suspect tracking and capture. The resources of crime scene investigators, forensic pathology, scientific labs and databases will be explored and explained. Only the best sources of investigations and model methods will be used in the instruction that has resulted in the success of prosecutions and the dismantling of these gangs. From fresh cases to ones grown cold, this program will give the investigator the tools needed to find the answers and become a bulletproof court witness with a solid case. This course offers best practices for the law enforcement agency to use in the murders and violence committed by the homegrown and international drug gang alike. These cases garner the highest visibility and require major case management skills. This course will examine who the gang members are, their structure and their delivery, collection and enforcement methods. Included will be the tracking of the suspects and their wide reaching resources and funding. There will be liberal use of dealing with the special problems these investigations bring to warrants preparation, indictments and court hearings. And the critical safety required for the investigators and the prosecution team.The skills learned will be immediately applicable to any violent crime case currently under investigation and any old or future ones. The student’s successful completion of this course will increase the capability of both the small-unit investigative team and the major case task force alike.
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Hate Crimes - Southern Poverty Group: Hate in America Today: A National Overview of Far-Right Domestic Terrorism

This session examines the wide variety of hate groups currently active in the United States and their history, activities and leaders.
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Hostage Negotiations

This seminar will focus on the initial response by police officers and deputies to a hostage or barricade incident. Principles of hostage negotiations, including the psychological, legal and medical aspects of hostage situations, will be discussed. Psychodrama will be utilized extensively to depict hostage situations and to evaluate students during practical exercises in this interactive training course.
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How to Hunt Criminals & Terrorists: The Actionable Intelligence Workshop

American police departments (PD) today are facing serious challenges when responding to criminality. The sophistication and expertise of criminals continues to rise, while the PD resources and funding available to deal with criminal activity are never sufficient. In addition to rising levels of crime, the increased domestic terrorist threat means that all PDs are now also in the front line of counter terrorism (CT). Only PDs have the detailed knowledge of their jurisdictions which could identify terrorist activity "Left of Boom" to prevent terrorist attacks before innocent civilians are killed. This means that the effective collection and appropriate use of actionable operational intelligence is critical to all PDs in the United States. While a PD's prime responsibility remains the local defeat of criminality, to achieve success against criminals or terrorists, a PD's operations need to be directed by accurate and timely intelligence. The safety of their communities and their police officers can depend on how effectively a PD collects and manages intelligence upon which it can mount effective operations.This one-day workshop is designed to instruct PD commanders, their police officers assigned to both patrol and investigative functions, and their analysts on how to aggressively collect and use actionable intelligence. The same intelligence techniques can also be used against criminal and terrorist targets. The intelligence training taught in the workshop is designed to supplement the existing operational professionalism, skills and experience within the audience. The Workshop is not theoretical or academic, but presents a focused explanation of how a PD can make intelligence a vital component of its successful operations in the future.

Human Smuggling, Right in Your Backyard

This program has been developed to educate law enforcement officers of the criminal activities involving human trafficking and smuggling. From an undercover officer's perspective, students will explore various tools to identify and address the criminal elements associated with human trafficking to include immigration, fraudulent documents, money laundering, prostitution, stash houses and kidnapping to modern day slavery. At the completion of this class, students will have a broader understanding of these crimes as they are taking place right in your back yard!
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Human Trafficking

This class will focus on federal and state laws pertaining to the trafficking of humans. The class will discuss both victim and perpetrator profiles as well as the cultural considerations of working with the victims of these crimes.
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Identifying Deceptive Behavior

Dual enrollment is required. Enroll at Academy AND through Northeast Counter Drug,

This course focuses on identifying and developing confidence in understanding the various ways and methods persons utilize to deceive police officers.Through practical application, students utilize various methods to develop skills necessary for detecting verbal, nonverbal and written modes of deception. Through a series of lecture and practical-based programs, students learn to detect deception and avoid common pitfalls. This interactive class is suited for the new investigator or patrol officer. By learning to professionally identify deceptive words, phrases and non-verbal behaviors, the student gains confidence and skill in redirecting a person's words to obtain a confession. Confidence is further gained when students practice their newly-gained skills during actual interrogations in a class setting. The experienced law enforcement instructor uses actual case investigations and scenarios to reinforce the skills necessary to prepare for a successful criminal prosecution. Through this unique interactive class, the officer and investigator learns that being deceptive isn't easy at all.

IED Awareness for First Responders

This course provides a comprehensive overview of IEDs including IED types, components, response guidelines, history and potential targets.
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Improvised Explosive Device Awareness for Patrol Officers

Developed for first responders, this course seeks to develop an understanding of the Global IED threat, homemade explosives and IED’s. Students will have increased awareness of environmental factors and response. They will acquire a greater recognition of precursors and will learn how to utilize investigational questioning to gain more Intel.

Informant Development and Control

This three day course equips law enforcement officers with the necessary tools to maximize the usefulness of drug informants and minimize informant shenanigans or unfounded informant accusations. The course is based upon 10 basic rules of engagement with drug informants, and officers are expected to master the use of these rules. Officers will learn that problems with drug informants usually begin with an inappropriate relationship that the officer allows to develop. Officers are taught that it is their own behavior that must be controlled when dealing with a drug informant. As a result of controlling their own behavior, officers learn to protect the integrity of their investigations and to protect themselves, the community and their agency from the irrational yet predictable acts of drug informants. On the first day of class students participate in a practical exercise in which they learn how easily they can be manipulated by a drug informant. Following the practical exercise, officers are assigned to read Mr. Grimes’ published textbook A Guide for Developing and Controlling Informants. Officers will take a 33 question test prior to Mr. Grimes’ lecture. Every question on the test will be thoroughly discussed during the lecture. Each officer will be required to write an informant debriefing report and a report on using an informant in an undercover operation. Based on information from the debriefing and undercover reports, each officer will be required to write a search affidavit. A prosecuting attorney will discuss informant legal issues.
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Inside the World of Prisons and Jails

Examination into the front lines of corrections and rehabilitation, focusing on current trends of U.S. prisons and jails. Topics also include mental illness, drugs, suicide, jail violence, etc.
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Instructor Development

NOTE: You must attend ALL of this class and be comfortable speaking in front of groups..

This course is developed to provide the student law enforcement instructor with a better understanding of the standards and principles involved in developing, presenting and testing of training courses. Instructional topics include: determining objectives, writing lesson plans, performance evaluations, training aids, power point development and teaching techniques. This class requires the student to give a fifteen-minute presentation which will require extensive preparation. Personnel should ensure that they have no conflict in scheduling, court, medical appointments, etc., as missing even a small portion of this class would be detrimental. Following successful apprenticeship, state certification will be granted.
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Instructor Recertification

Recertification is required every three years. This class will re-certify instructors in the area of General Law Enforcement Instruction. Trainers will be presented with new training techniques and updated on current civil decisions affecting the training environment.
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Insurance Fraud

The National Insurance Crime Bureau presents training on staged accidents, fictitious insurance claims, fraudulent vehicle thefts and arsons, as well as worker's compensation claims.
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Introduction to Adult Sex Crimes Investigations

This seminar is presented by members of the Fairfax County Criminal Investigations Sex Crimes Unit as well as forensic specialists, Deputy Commonwealth Attorneys, members of the Victim/ Witness Unit and actual sex crimes victims. The target audience includes street supervisors who are responsible for making important decisions regarding the first steps in an adult sex crimes investigation and officers who are interested in a future position in investigations. As with every investigations class, patrol officers and deputies will also gain an immense amount of knowledge by attending this seminar.
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Interview and Interrogation

This course is designed specifically for law enforcement officers. The focus is to prepare investigators to conduct court preferred methods of interviewing and interrogation techniques. This is accomplished by incorporating non-verbal behavioral analysis (body language) as well as grammatical clues to support truth and deception.
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Interview and Interrogation of Different Cultures

Participants will develop an understanding of different cultures by examining video clips of interviews and case studies in order to develop fruitful interview and interrogation strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to work on developing more effective interview and interrogation skills with different cultures.
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Jujitsu for Law Enforcement

This two-day class is provided to assist the officer in dealing with combative use-of-force situations where a hands-on approach is either desired or necessary to effect a custodial arrest or to protect himself. In this class, the student will be taught rolls for protection, take-downs, throws, evasive body movements, ground escapes and submissions. The course will also delve into a more effective use of the ASP baton. This class will be physical, with the focus on technical skills, not exertion. Students should be in good physical health with no orthopedic problems. Comfortable and sturdy street clothes and shoes are recommended.
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Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation (LSI) SCAN

The workshop will deal with statements taken in various categories, such as theft, homicide, assault, arson, etc. The important points of each category will be discussed as they are related to the SCAN process. SCAN (Scientific Content Analysis) by LSI is a unique, effective technique for obtaining information and detecting deception strictly by means of verbal communication. SCAN, sometimes referred to as "Statement Analysis," gives you the maximum information from every interview. In preliminary screening, SCAN eliminates individuals who are not involved, enabling you to concentrate on the real suspects. SCAN taps the most effective source of information--the person's own words!
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Law Enforcement Confronting the Mentally Ill

Strategies for relating and working with the mentally ill population. Issues such as "suicide by cop," schizophrenia, manic and clinical depression, and personality disorders will be discussed.
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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

Presented by the FBI's Brian McAllister, this class provides information on the history and policy relating to the LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) Program. Also provided are in-depth analyses of two studies which were concluded in 1992 and 1997, and resulted in the publications “Killed in the Line of Duty” and "In the Line of Fire." The objectives of these studies were to identify elements in certain situations which led to the ultimate felonious deaths and serious injuries of police officers. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. The findings and resulting safety training issues will also be presented. The emphasis of the presentation will be focused on the final companion study which was concluded in 2006, and resulted in a publication entitled “Violent Encounters.” This study examines 40 incidents where police officers survived life threatening attacks. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. The findings and resulting training issues will be presented.
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Law Enforcement's Interaction with Hoarders

We will discuss the difference between clutter and hoarding and what to do if you suspect a hoarding case is occurring. Law enforcement resources will also be addressed.
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Leadership and Mastering Performance Management

This is a high energy course focusing on the first line supervisor and mid manager. It introduces The Leadership Test and the Six Layers of Success as tools that will improve the skills and abilities of supervisors and managers to both manage and lead. There is an emphasis on defining the difference between leadership and management and identifying their separate skill sets. Tools are provided that will assist students to work more effectively as developers with their employees, both as individuals and as a team.
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Leadership Liability and Risk Management

This class explores the principles and concepts associated with civil liability and police misconduct with an emphasis on the "hot issues" that confront management on a continuing basis. This course provides a foundation for mitigating and possibly negating liability for police administrators and supervisors. Some topics include the scope of liability as it pertains to force, vehicle pursuits, high risk enforcement operations, off-duty employment, uniform standards, management responsibility and oversight; and emerging trends in police liability.
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Legal Issues for Supervisors: The Process for Discipline and Appeal

This class will cover the following topics and be presented by Peter Andreoli and Karen Gibbons of the County Attorney’s Office.

  1. County Attorney’s Office: overview of the mission and responsibility in support of county agencys.
  2. Supervisors role/responsibility in performance management--appropriately documenting performance related issues and the impact of doing nothing.
  3. Conduct and discipline: supervisor's role
  4. Grievance procedures: supervisor's role
  5. Civil Service: overview/what to expect)
  6. Case study: BRADY v. Maryland 373 U.S. 83 (1963): overview and discussion as to how supervisors would handle employees that fall into the category of “Brady Cops.”

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Legal Updates

This will fulfill your 4-hour legal requirements for MIR. The presenters of this class will be private attorneys Ms. Sandra Havrilak (substitute judge in J&D Court and General District Court) and Mr. Gary Davis (former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney). Ms. Havrilak and Mr. Davis will address legal issues which are of concern to Colonel Dave Rohrer and other Command Staff from the Fairfax County Police Department as well as entertain questions from students.
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This is a Basic LIDAR school for officers that need to be trained and certified in the use of LIDAR. It is open to any officer that has been trained and certified in RADAR that wishes to be trained and certified in LIDAR. This class can also be taken as a refresher class for LIDAR.
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LInX - Law Enforcement Information Exchange

Open only to Fairfax County Police Department employees and sworn law enforcement officers with the Fairfax County Fire Marshall's Office.

This 4-hour course facilitates use of LInX, the Law Enforcement Information Exchange, and is required for all new users. LInX uses a standard web browser to provide secure access to data provided by participating law enforcement agencies which is added on a daily basis and provides information about arrests, citations and traffic stops, field contacts, incidents, mug shots, pawn records, sex offender registry, traffic information and warrant information through a variety of search capabilities and analytical tools.
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Locked Down: Stress in Corrections

This course is designed to educate correctional officers and their families on the psychological effects from trauma and working within the correctional environment. This 8 hour didactic encompasses the types of stressors correctional officers face. Incorporated within the seminar are how stress management techniques are essential to the long-term welfare of the individual and his/her family members. Issues surrounding stress in a correctional setting, such as the effects, sources and symptoms of stress, burnout and coping strategies, are covered. Participants will be able to define stress, and identify the effects of stress; identify the sources of stress; identify the physical and behavioral symptoms of stress; define burnout and identify positive and negative coping strategies.

Lojack for Laptops Investigations

This class offers an introduction to the LoJack for laptops theft recovery system and forensic intelligence tools.

  • Discuss the extent of computer theft in the U.S.
  • Provide an overview of the theft tracking technology
  • Discuss the impact of the “Theft Recovery System” on investigations.
  • Provide basic learning information for BIOS, IP addresses, Internet connections.
  • Foster a working relationship between LoJack for Laptops and the law enforcement community.

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Mexican Cartels and Their Violence

This two-day course has been designed for the patrol officer or detective who desires knowledge of the intricacies of Mexican drug cartels and their distribution networks. Based on current trends and extreme violence occurring within the border regions of Mexico and the United States, it is imperative that we arm investigators with a basic understanding of drug cartels and how they operate. During this two-day course, students will receive training on the history, components, influence and methods of operation in use by drug cartels today. The training will also provide investigators with basic tools that can be used to gather intelligence in furtherance of criminal investigations as they relate to drug cartels. Through an overview of drug cartels, students will become familiar with this subculture and its relationship to the vast narcotics network as well as its impact on the United States and law enforcement.

Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

This training course will assist local law enforcement officers learn how to identify, target, infiltrate, and prosecute Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations operating in their perspective cities. Gaining a true understanding of the “Drug Trafficking Pyramid” will lead to more arrests as well as larger seizures of drugs, currency, and assets.
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Offensive Countermeasures

Participants should be at a reasonable fitness level. This class will have moderate and consistent physical exertion. Participants should wear BDU-style cargo pants or fight shorts, t-shirts and athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle, towel and change of clothes. Eat a light breakfast and hydrate the night before and during the class. Lunch should also be light to moderate fare. The class teaches various techniques from Krav Maga, Ju-Jitsu and Tony Blauer to give you the skills and confidence to recognize and react to a potentially deadly threat. Techniques include striking and kicking effectively, defense against various chokes, handgun takeaways, multiple adversary attacks, leg reaps and Tony Blauer’s SPEAR technique.
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Officer Down 2012 - Lessons Learned

Spend a day examining the lessons learned from recent line-of-duty deaths due to gunfire-related incidents in 2011. The presenter has done the research to identify the commonalities of these 50+ incidents. At the end of the course, attendees will better understand the trends in violent encounters between suspects and officers and the confluence of deadly circumstances and behaviors that have led to the most recent police officer casualties. Officer Down 2012 examines the human factors involved in officer deaths from the perspective that mistakes were not necessarily made by fallen officers, but the lessons to be learned from the loss of police officers are many. oing beyond the timeless concepts of “tombstone courage” and “don’t rush in,” attendees will analyze actions taken by suspects and officers in depth to better prepare themselves to avoid, or at least survive a critical incident
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Online Social Media and Criminal Investigations

Note: Course contains graphic content including profanity, and sexual and violent images. Social networking sites are virtual communities. As in any large community, these sites are home to criminal organizations, fraud and violent crime. Investigators need to understand these communities to prevent, track and solve crimes. This outreach program will cover how social networking sites function and how members act and interact. Learn what information is available on various sites and how it can be integrated in criminal investigations and intelligence analysis. Speaker: Lieutenant Chuck Cohen, Indiana State Police.
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Patrol Officer Drug Investigations

This two-day training course will teach patrol officers proven techniques that will assist them in investigating narcotic offenses in their communities. After attending this course, patrol officers will have the resources and training to seize larger quantities of drugs, firearms and currency.
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Patrol Traffic Enforcement

Students must bring their Virginia Code books to class. Suggested Dress: Students will need gun belt for Day 2 practical and full uniform for Day 3.

This class is designed to train officers in the detection and enforcement of traffic violations. Officers will also learn traffic management techniques and problem solving. The course will include: Motor Vehicle Code, high risk vehicle stops, commercial vehicle enforcement, tint meter training, standardized field sobriety tests, and emergency traffic management. Much of the class will be hands-on in the field as students will participate in practical exercises, direct and control traffic, and enforce traffic regulations with instructors. Students will be given a Motor Vehicle Code Book and traffic key in the class.
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Peer Support Seminar

This class is designed for students interested in becoming members of the Peer Support Team. This class is designed to teach the student about Peer Support, including Incident Support Services (ISS), Casualty Assistance, Police Suicide, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Chaplin Program, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In addition, this class has sections of testimonials from incidents handled by the Peer Support Team.
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Performance Management and Administrative Investigations for FCPD Supervisors

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the performance management and administrative investigation process as defined by county regulations and department policy. The instruction on performance management will establish a standard for setting goals and expectations for employees and counseling employees on superior and substandard performance. This class will also establish a consistent, defensible standard for supervisors to properly document all aspects of an employee’s performance.

During the administrative investigation portion of this class, students will be guided through a brief refresher on proper administrative investigation procedure and then be guided through a table-top exercise observing common trends and special situations that are presented in administrative cases. The class will also introduce the new Use of Deadly Force standard operating procedure and the updated Administrative Investigation Handbook.
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Photography for Law Enforcement

Photography for Law Enforcement: Due to the high demand for this class and limited amount of space, students must show a duty-related need and/or a need as a prerequisite for another CJA class such as Crime Scene or Accident Investigation.

This 5-day course covers basic photography for patrol officers and investigators. Such topics as camera operation, flash photography, film selection, depth-of-field, scale photography, digital photography, and crime scene documentation are covered. The class will also cover specialized photography techniques such as painting with light, time exposure, and evidence photography. This course is a "hands-on" opportunity for officers and detectives to learn and perfect their photography skills. Cameras and film are provided by the Academy.
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Planning for Retirement Seminar

Prerequisite: 20+ years of sworn service

This class is designed with three components. The first is to cover the county uniformed retirement system, county benefit, and the differences between retirement and DROP. The second component of this course will cover how to prepare for the future; knowing when to retire; immediate challenges when retired; reinventing yourself; effectively dealing with your spouse, children, parents, relatives and friends; where to live; and old age decisions. The third component will consist of an introduction to investing for novices covering the key features of bonds, stocks, mutual funds, asset allocation and the impact of inflation. This class offering will be for officers with 20+ years only. Once enrollment has been confirmed, enrollees must complete a Planning for Retirement Application Form and return it to Carol Patterson at the Retirement Administration Agency.
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Police and the Elderly Population

This course will help officers to better understand people who have dementia and Alzheimer's and how to deal with them in a crisis. Warning signs and how to recognize elder abuse will also be discussed as well as resources available to officers dealing with elderly citizens.
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Police Response to Immigrants from War Torn Countries

This course will seek to assist students in developing a better understanding of Islam and the broader Arab community and its culture. It will increase the awareness of Iraqi and other Middle Eastern Crime Types and introduce LE to the Arab Spring and its impact. Officers will develop a better understanding about how to effectively respond to calls for service from Iraqi immigrants.

Post Trauma Stress Affecting Military Public Safety Professionals

The training will encompass an in-depth discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – signs and symptoms of the condition, how it manifests, how stigma and stress play a factor in triggering it, and how and what strategies appear to be successful in managing those who may suffer from it.

Predator Mind and the Warrior Mindset

This course revolves around teaching and preparing police officers to use lethal force. Lethal force is far more involved than just using a weapon to stop a threat. We have recognized that standard police firearms training fail to take into account the mental aspect of possibly taking another's life. Many police officers are killed each year because they failed to prepare themselves for the ultimate. Using information gleaned from Lt. Col. David Grossman, Kenneth Murray and Bruce Siddle, along with personal research and countless interviews, we have developed a one-of-a-kind course, which every police officer should attend. This will prepare officers for not only the use of lethal force, but help them survive mentally and physically after the confrontation.
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Pre-Retirement Seminar

This seminar is designed to assist pre-retirees in successfully planning and preparing for their future. It will cover the psychological aspects of retiring, goal setting, job search, new careers, resume writing, financial planning, legal issues, Social Security and other subjects pertinent to retirement.


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Prison Rape Elimination Act

PREA was passed unanimously by Congress and signed by the President in 2003 to address the safety of arrestees in custody, by preventing sexual assault, sexual harassment and staff sexual misconduct. PREA resulted in National Standards that direct policy and procedure for all agencies that manage any form of custodial situation – including arrest, transport, or actual use of holding cells. Training is designed for mid-level and line supervisors in law enforcement agencies (corrections may also attend) as described above. The interactive curriculum includes an overview of PREA and its application to law enforcement, the dynamics of sexual violence and misconduct (in custodial settings) , legal issues and challenges , prevention strategies and action planning.
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Property Crimes Investigations - Burglary to Larceny

This two-day course presents all aspects of conducting practical commercial and residential burglary investigations and larceny investigations. Crimes will be examined from the initial offenses, crime scene interviews, physical evidence recovery and case profiling. This course emphasizes the current trends in the crime of burglary and larceny and the means for locating outlets for stolen property to enhance recovery. Both time-proven and innovative methods in burglary and larceny investigation techniques will be discussed.
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Psychological Response to Active Shooter

During this 8 hour course students will be lead through multiple active shooter incidents which have occurred in schools, colleges and work places. Table top exercises and group discussions are a key interactive portion of this course. In addition, the tragic events which took place in Beslan, Russia, Virginia Tech, the Dark Knight shooting in Colorado and the recent events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut will be extensively discussed. The Predator Mindset is presented at length along with equipment needs when responding to active shooter events. THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER TACTICS COURSE. We specifically deal with the mental preparation which is needed to prepare an officer or agency for an active shooter incident. In addition, this course is designed to mentally prepare officers for the worst and give them the mental tools which are needed to respond and survive after the incident. The Predator mind portion revolves around teaching and preparing police officers to use lethal force. The use of lethal force is far more involved than just using a weapon to stop a threat. We recognized that standard past police firearms training failed to take into account the mental aspect of possibly taking someone else's life. Many police officers are killed each year because they have failed to prepare themselves for the ultimate. We have developed a one-of-a-kind course that is a must-attend for every police officer. This training will prepare officers for not only the use of lethal force, but help them survive mentally and physically after the confrontation.
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Public Information Officer School

Students will be provided the time to get on-camera experience. The one-day class will cover:

  • Roles and functions of the Police Public Information Office.
  • Media - who are they, how they operate, what they want from PIO and how social media impacts PIO.
  • The public - who makes up the public, what information do they want/need.
  • Information - how a PIO determines what to say and what tool to use to disseminate the message.
  • How a PIO manages information and the media at a crime scene.

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Public Speaking 101

This five-day interactive session focuses on identifying and dealing with the basic things that get in the way of effective public speaking. Getting those butterflies to work for you is critical to your success. The workshop explores body language, eye contact, effective vocal techniques and effectively dealing with nerves. This workshop is not for the faint of heart; participants are expected to do "hands-on" exercises and role plays in order to begin their journeys to effective public speaking. This course is highly recommended for FTIs, school resource officers, those involved in community policing, and those preparing for the oral presentation part of promotional assessment centers.
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Public Speaking (8 hrs)

This one-day class will fulfill the requirement for Instructor Development.
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Reid Interview and Interrogation

This course will cover all of the elements required for interview and Interrogation. Topics will consist of room preparation and the proper environment to positive confrontation, procuring and retaining the suspect’s attention, detailing the offense, the stages of interrogation, identifying motives, juvenile interrogations and much more.
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Resilience and Stress Training

Presenter: Bill Pradad, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. This class is designed for officers and deputies whose duties require them to face high stress situations. The class will address:

  • Their ability to be successful on the job.
  • Their ability to have career longevity as they learn to connect to their loved ones.
  • How they parent their children
  • The different types of stressors felt by officers in comparison with supervisors.
  • Coping skills and mechanisms and suicide prevention.

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School Resource Officer—Basic School

Location: Westfields High School.

This 40 hour MIR will prepare an officer for the duties of a School Resource Officer as well as refresh current SRO's on current case laws, school policies, departmental policies and trends. There will be lectures and practical exercises.
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Search and Seizure

This course covers many aspects of search and seizure to include: legal authority, searches incident to arrest, consent searches, plain view doctrine, abandonment, exigent circumstances, vehicle and vehicle inventory searches, pre-textual vehicle stops, traffic checkpoints, profiling, stop and frisk, canine sniffs and information on pagers.
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Search Warrant Seminar

This is a working seminar designed to provide an understanding of search and seizure issues for uniformed officers, investigative personnel, sheriff’s deputies, and others that routinely deal with issues related to search and seizure. It is an excellent follow-up course to the Search and Seizure class, as it involves practical exercises in preparing search warrants.
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Security Technology Seminar

This is a crime prevention seminar covering locks, lighting and security.

Sexual Deviance in the New Millennium

This class offers extensive examination into the fantasy world and the minds of sexually violent and deviant individuals. The fundamental motivations of some of the most common and extraordinarily rare paraphilic behavior will be explored.

Social Media Best Practices

Basic - This course will help students increase awareness of open source tools for exploitation of social intelligence. It will help increase law enforcement officers’ ability to utilize social media profiles to their full extent. The student will also learn the offensive tools for discovery, collection, exploitation and preservation of open source intelligence data. Additional topics will include: General Internet Browsing and Thinking Like a Social Media Analyst.
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Social Media Investigations

This class is designed to provide participants with instruction and demonstration of tools useful for researching and investigating social networking sites. Students learn to improve the efficiency of their basic research and practice the use of people-search and social media tools for investigations. Students learn tools for organizing investigations and finding persons of interest while maintaining awareness of operations security.
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Social Media Liability - Seven Costly Legal Mistakes to Avoid

  • Uncovering the Hidden Liabilities of Social Media
  • Seven Strategies that Protect your Text Messages
  • Proven Strategies to Protect you Home Data
  • Five Safe Strategies when using Wi-Fi
  • Deleting Records Safely
  • Protecting your Personal E-Mail Messages
  • Protecting your Personal Cell Phones at Work
  • Using Social Media without Public Record Liability
  • Hidden Traps of Subject Lines
  • Avoid Forwarding Liability
  • New Libel Laws
  • New Copyright Laws

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Social Media Sites as Investigative Tools for Investigators

Course will cover: vulnerabilities, OPSEC concept, defensive uses of social media, user name/password, privacy settings, identity protection best practices, offensive uses of social media, major headlines, applications for tracking incidents, advanced methods for using apps and combinations of apps, and undercover ops .

Social Media Training for Officers and Deputies

Course will cover: vulnerabilities, defensive uses of social media , user name/password , privacy settings, proactive social media use, offensive uses of social media, high level overview of apps and hands-on apps training.
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Social Networking

This two-day course is designed for uniformed police officers, detectives, criminal analysts, probation officers and parole officers. There is a strong emphasis on the technology skills needed to conduct narcotics investigations. Those skills include tracking online communication and using online social networking portals (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as investigative and analytical tools. Beginner and experienced students will identify information available on various sites and explore the currently overlooked and underutilized value of integrating that information into criminal investigations and criminal intelligence analysis.

Street Crimes Seminar

This is a vendor class in which the Criminal Justice Academy receives five free seats; therefore enrollment is limited. Instructors are able to blend their many unique experiences in patrol, gang crimes, undercover work, SWAT and federal task forces to create the fastest growing training program in the country.
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Street Gang Investigation

Sworn officers only.

This class will examine gang activity in and around Fairfax County. Gang structure, hierarchy, and methods of operation will be explored. The class will examine the broad spectrum of gang activity throughout the nation and how that network impacts gang activity locally.
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Supervisory Investigations

Investigations of alleged employee misconduct are some of the most difficult and sensitive investigations a supervisor or the department will have to conduct. The careful balance of a thorough investigation with one that protects employee and departmental interests and provides redress for the citizens we serve is absolutely essential. This course will prepare supervisors to conduct investigations into the alleged misconduct of agency personnel. At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to conduct fair and effective supervisory and internal investigations, in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and will be able to prepare cases for appropriate adjudication.
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Surveillance Level I

This course is designed to provide investigators, narcotics agents and patrol officers with a basic understanding of how to conduct surveillance. Students will learn the skills and the personal attributes that are needed to achieve a successful surveillance. Proper equipment needs will also be addressed.
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Survival Your Aid

This class is designed for the everyday person, officer, manager, coach or house mom. Accidents occur and bad things sometimes happen. This class will not make you a doctor, medic or in any way certify you as a medical expert. What it will do is help you or give you the lifesaving instruction to possibly help someone else. The techniques you will be taught have been saving lives of our troops on the battlefields for years.
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Tactical Chi Na Defense Tactics

Instructor: Chinese Martial Arts Institute- SiFu Clarence Burris, III Esq.The Tactical Chi Na course will utilize demonstrations, lectures, drills, hypothetical scenarios, reenactments and direct instruction of the correct application of force-on-force tactical response techniques to be deployed by law enforcement personnel against combative and violent perpetrators.

Required equipment:

  • BDU type pants
  • Short sleeve t-shirt
  • Mouth guard
  • Tennis shoes
  • Handcuffs

Specific training objectives:

  • Identification of and the understanding of the immediate threat
  • Understanding the rules of engagement and the continuum of force
  • Comprehending the three aspects of combat and their relationships and counters
  • Distinguishing various types of physical compliance and threat neutralization
  • Understanding disrupting the structure, balance and elevation
  • Fundamentals of the human structure from a martial arts/mechanical perspective
  • Enhancement of personal fitness and flexibility levels
  • Dissolving the grasp and hold
  • Striking vs. Non-Striking compliance techniques
  • Preventing the takedown
  • Preventing the rear choke and obtaining compliance
  • Neutralizing rear holds and front chokes
  • Preventing stomping and kicking when in downed position
  • Escaping from mounted position
  • Leg take downs and control

Tactical Folder/Knife Usage

Students must dress for mat time. The Knife Usage class will focus on the safe handling of a tactical folder in a variety of situations. Topics will include knife selection, carrying options, safe handling and use of the folder as a rescue and personal safety tool. The class will also review common knife attacks, defensive strategies and departmental general orders.
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Tactical Trauma Response

Tactical Trauma Training (T3) is a self-aid/buddy-aid course of instruction based on current military medical training. Law enforcement is a dangerous and dynamic business. Due to the unpredictable nature of police work, law enforcement officers often sustain serious injuries in the line of duty. Whether officers are involved in a devastating car wreck, suffers a gunshot wound, is stabbed or experiences other types of traumatic injuries, they often find themselves waiting for paramedics to arrive to treat their wounds. This “wait period” can literally be a matter of life or death for injured officers. Now more than ever law enforcement officers need to be able to take care of themselves and each other.
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Tactical Vision

This class is designed to make officers aware of the scope of the problem of perceptual blindness and how it effects their safety. The course will teach officers how to recognize the limitations of their vision, and give them the training tools to overcome the problem. Officers will learn how to integrate their new visual skills into daily activities like investigations, handling service calls and droving: both routine and pursuit.

Technologies Used Against Police and Prosecutors

This 16-hour class will examine a number of different technologies from Caller ID spoofing to Steganography, but from an investigating officer’s perspective. In addition this class will look at what can be done to mitigate the problem.
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Threat and Risk Assessment - Homeland Security

This course prepares participants to conduct a comprehensive capabilities based threat and risk assessment for a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)/terrorist/all hazards incident under the National Response Framework (NFR) and Homeland Security Presidential Directives.
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Terrorism Intelligence Gathering

This class will teach the student about intelligence gathering techniques to combat terrorism. Emphasis will be placed on the correlation between drug trafficking and terrorist activities. The Street level officer will become familiar with terrorism indicators derived from roadside interviews and observations with citizen contacts and arrestees. This training will be conducted by the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center.
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Ultimate Survival Instincts

This class addresses the 24/7 of officer safety from two perspectives: The Fatal Four (felonious assaults, traffic related incidents, physical conditioning and emotional health) and Survival Instincts.Topics discussed over the two day seminar include but are not limited to the following:

  • Overview of felonious assaults
  • Traffic related deaths and causality
  • Physical health and medical dangers of poor health
  • Emotional survival and the reality of suicide in law enforcement
  • Visualization and preparation
  • Street interviews, body language and proxemics
  • Pre-attack indicators and deception cues
  • Traffic stop strategies and squad car positioning
  • Responding to calls & general driving strategies
  • Pursuit issues and consequences (emotional, criminal, civil)
  • Directing and controlling traffic
  • Off-duty perspective - tactically, physically and emotionally

Use of Force Investigations

Having to use force in any law enforcement situation requires a full understanding of accepted standards and proper levels of application. This understanding is essential for officers and supervisors to withstand after-the-fact scrutiny from any area of society and/or the judicial process. Investigations of alleged employee misconduct are some of the most difficult and sensitive investigations any supervisor will have to conduct. A use-of-force investigation adds a myriad of issues, both internally and externally. The careful balance of a thorough investigation, with one that protects employees, departmental and/or agency interests and provides redress for the citizens we serve, is absolutely essential.
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VCIN Level C Initial Certification

Level C is necessary to run the CAD.
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The Warrior's Edge

This one-day course is designed to examine the incredible impact communication has on officer safety. The foundational principle is this: To win on the street, officers must be proficient at both reading others and presenting themselves as aware and tactically sound.
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Weapon Disarming

This class will focus on weapons disarming techniques against a firearm, edged weapon and long guns. There will be a use of force review, identification of factors to consider when assessing disarming, and techniques for disarming. The class will also address weapons retention. There will be hands-on drills in this class so students should dress appropriately.
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What Do They See When They See You Coming? Pursuing The Relationship Between Integrity and Perception in Law Enforcement

This course is a presentation grounded upon the centerpiece of integrity. Participants will learn how to:

  • Discover that integrity is not developed alone.
  • Accept the influence of perception over reality.
  • Understand that what others think can help you grow.
  • Benefit from the second opinion of another.
  • Grow through appropriate behavioral modifications.
  • Service your journey through internal encouragement.
  • Enlist an army of supporters.
  • Secure an arsenal of resources.
  • Factor perception into your professional equation.
  • Encounter the remarkable system for getting better at what you do.
  • Profit from "What? Why? How?" thinking.
  • Celebrate incremental "finishedness."
  • Remember that you do not have to stay the way you are.
  • Honor integrity as a virtue that merits pursuit.
  • Move beyond current thinking.
  • Examine what integrity means.

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White Collar Crime & ID Theft

The training will consist of classroom instruction and advanced investigative techniques. Topics will include unique cases in financial crimes, how to protect yourself against identity theft, legal considerations and past case examples. Officers, detectives and deputies will have a better understanding of how to educate the general public in areas related to financial crime. Personal safety tips will also be discussed.
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Women in Corrections

This course is designed for women in the criminal justice fields of law enforcement, probation and other associated fields. Women have become an integral part of the criminal justice profession, offering unique skills and perspectives. Women can also encounter unique challenges while navigating their careers. This course offers an overview of women's roles, the skills and assets they provide, and the practical scenarios that are encountered throughout their careers.
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