We currently have sixteen online classes approved for DCJS credit available to our member agencies. For the first time, it is now possible for officers and deputies to receive all of their required MIR hours without ever coming to the Academy. Online classes provide our students with the ability to take classes 24/7 from any computer terminal with Internet access. In this reporting period, our member agencies’ students took advantage of online classes with eight hundred eighty two (882) students successfully completing online training. MIR online classes offered during the last six months on our TRAX online platform include the following:
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To register for any online classes please contact Kevin Fox by clicking on his name below
Legal Updates for Corrections, Court Security and Process Servers
Legal Updates for Law Enforcement
Transportation Network Companies (TNC's)
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
“Chasing the Dragon” -The Life of an Opiate Addict
“Don't Call Me Killer” -Officer-Involved Shooting
“The Coming Storm” A Look at Active Shooter Response
Legal for Field Training Officers
Trends In Law Enforcement: Open Carry In Virginia and Videotaping The Police
Spanish On Patrol
There is no software to install or download, and all the course material is accessed over the Internet with students using their own personal account. The course are 100% online so that they are available 24 hours a day allowing anyone to study at any time.
There is unlimited access to all course material for six month for each student, and access starts the first time the student account is used. Each lesson takes only 10 minutes to complete. The lessons can be taken as many times as desired and it can be printed out for further study. If the class is completed early, there are additional lessons that can be taken if desired.
Students will log approximately 15 hours of actual online computer time to complete the course. The program will monitor time on line. There is a maximum of 6 months to complete the class.
Also, through VCPI (http://www.vcpionline.org/), students can receive eight (8) hours of MIR for the following five (5) online courses:
Ethical Decision Making
Community Policing Defined
New Perspectives on Community Policing
Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict
Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security
The Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide expanded training in their area of expertise. NCMEC offers courses that are MIR qualified and will give provide insight into the following four child-related issues. The four available courses are as follows:
- Missing Children: Dynamics & Response MIR 4 hours
- Introduction to Missing Children- Dynamics & Response 2 MIR 6 Hours
- Protecting Children in a Digital Age (IPCDA) MIR 4 hours
- Introduction to Child Sex Trafficking Awareness and Response (ICSTAR) MIR 3 hours
When you first visit the website you will be asked to complete a form verifying your status as a Law Enforcement agent. When you receive your verification email, sign in and look left to the “View Courses and Events”. That is where you will find your courses. After successfully completing the course content and knowledge checks embedded in each course, you will receive a personalized certificate of completion that is date stamped that you can print out or save digitally. In order to register for any course through NCMEC University Online, law enforcement must complete the application form on their website, http://www.missingkids.org/Training/NCMECUniversity/Apply where they vet each applicant to ensure they are either law enforcement or a 911 dispatcher. Once vetted, they receive a welcome email with their username and password to sign in and begin taking courses.” The courses with their corresponding MIR hours are listed below:
This course is through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children . When you complete the course send your personalized certificate of completion to Tara Markley TaraM@nvcja.org to receive MIR credit.
- Missing Children: Dynamics & Response 1 (MCDR1)
This course focuses on response strategies and will provide the student with a broad understanding of the nature of the problem of missing and abducted children, characteristics of child victims, response needed for missing children with special needs and resources/technical assistance available. This course is designed for first responders including patrol, calltakers and dispatchers as well as investigators and first line supervisors. This includes both law enforcement and PSAPs. .This course is only available to sworn law enforcement. This course will take approximately two hours to complete.
- Missing Children: Dynamics & Response 2 (MCDR2)
This course focuses on response strategies and will provide the student with a broad understanding of the nature of the problem of missing and abducted children, the key laws enacted to address these issues, the characteristics of child victims, the response needed for missing children with special needs, working with the media, policy development and the resources/technical assistance available. This course is designed for command personnel and midlevel managers up through senior leadership. This includes both law enforcement and PSAPs. This course is only available to sworn law enforcement. This course will take approximately three hours to complete. MIR 6
- Introduction to Protecting Children in a Digital Age (IPCDA)
This course provides an overview of the issues and challenges of cases involving technology facilitated sexual exploitation of children. Content provides information on different types of sexual exploitation cases, how online offender behavior correlates to child abuse, how technology aids offenders in accessing new victims, and how offenders prevent children from disclosing their abuse. This course is designed for sworn law enforcement professionals, particularly first responders, investigators and first line supervisors. This course will take approximately one hour and forty-five minutes to complete.
- Introduction to Child Sex Trafficking Awareness and Response (ICSTAR) 3
This course focuses on the unique dynamics involved in working with a minor victim of sex trafficking including risk factors making individuals vulnerable to sex trafficking, the recruitment and seasoning process, various rules and beliefs of the sex trafficking culture, adolescent development, victim differences, trauma bonding, dissociative disorders and the role and purpose of a multi-disciplinary team. This course is designed for child serving professionals, including forensic interview specialists, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, prosecutors, health care providers, child protective service workers, child protection attorneys and juvenile justice personnel. This course will take approximately one hour and thirty minutes to complete.
Montpelier's Center for the Constitution joined together with the Department of Criminal Justice Services at the Commonwealth of Virginia to announce a first-ever public/private partnership to support online police training surrounding the Constitution. This FREE course provides a unique opportunity for officers to understand the many ways you are the guardians of our constitutional democracy. The results will be stronger community policing.
Here are the details:
- Course name - The Constitutional Foundations of Law Enforcement
- It takes approximately 10-12 hours to complete and does not need to be completed in one sitting. The academy will require that this course be completed by November 30, 2017.
- Officers who complete the course will qualify to receive hours 20 hours of MIR. 4 legal and 16 career development. You will receive a certificate upon completion.
- To Register go to https://courses.montpelier.org/enroll/DA66DA . This course is available 24/7 . To get credit for your hours you must email your certificate to Tara Markley.