Criminal Justice Training Resources


In-service training is available from sources in addition to the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. For outside training, personnel must complete the Individual Partial In-Service Credit Form (PDF) and return it to PFC Felix Guevarez at the in-service section of the academy within 30 days of completing the training.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA's Emergency Management Institute offers more than fifty self-paced independent study courses. For most of the courses you will need to download and print the materials. Others are interactive courses that you can take directly over the Internet. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

Criminal Justice Degree from Bluefield College

Virginia's Bluefield College will allow you to complete your Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice while working full-time. Complete your major coursework in 13 months by attending class at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy just one night per week. Applicants must have 54 previously-earned college credit hours. For more information, visit www.bluefield.edu.

The College Network

The College Network can help you get closer to earning your college degree by helping you to study for and pass end-of-course proficiency exams and then "test out" of required classes. Learn more at www.college-net.com/works.asp.

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association

ILEETA is a professional membership-based organization that is committed to the reduction of law enforcement risk through the enhancement of training for criminal justice practitioners. To view a list of classes, visit www.policetraining.net/AA-ileeta.htm.

Virginia Community Policing Network

VCPI is a non-profit organization that provides innovative, state-of-the-art, community policing training for Virginia's law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. To view the training calendar, visit www.vcpionline.org/TrainingCalendar.asp.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides state-of-the-art law enforcement training to meet the needs of its partner (federal) organizations. The FLETC also provides advanced and specialized training to state, local, tribal, campus, and international law enforcement agencies on a space available basis. When you visit www.fletc.gov, select "Catalogue" from the Training menu.

The University Law Enforcement Training Consortium

The University Law Enforcement Training Consortium offers over 160 seminars for law enforcement personnel. The Consortium is an organization of major accredited higher education institutions including Ohio University, Georgia Perimeter College, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Auburn University, and Georgia College & State University. All programs permit participants to earn continuing education units and certificates. To learn more, visit www.le-seminars.com.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

MWCOG maintains a list of Homeland Security training events in the National Capital Region.

  • Go to the MWCOG homepage.
  • Look for the Featured Programs column on the left, and scroll to the bottom.
  • Click on the flag icon for NCR Homeland Security Events Calendar.
  • From the pull-down menu of events, select training.

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