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44E – Bail Enforcement Agent Course (40 hours)

44E – Bail Enforcement Agent Course (40 hours)


40 hours

It is vital to set the stage in this initial training session and communicate a pragmatic and realistic approach to the overall course of study.  It should be emphasized that this field of bail enforcement is not as depicted on television and movie productions.  The individual entering this field should have a firm commitment to the ethical standards promoted as well as demonstrate a strong professional attitude towards accuracy, fairness, and the ability to get along with people.

I.  Orientation: ethics - 2 hours
    A. Ethics
        1.   Professionalism
        2.   Conflicts ofInterest
        3.   Code of Ethics

II. Law: Code of Virginia and Regulations; basic law; courts; and bail enforcement - 12 hours + 1 practical exercise
    A. Code of Virginia and Regulations
        1.   Definitions
        2.   Licensing Procedures and Requirements
        3.   Compulsory Minimum Training Standards
        4.   Standards of Practice and Prohibited Acts
        5.   Administrative Requirements/Standards of Conduct
        6.   Administrative Reviews, Complaints, Procedures

    B. Basic Law
        1.   Legal Terminology and Definitions
        2.   Purpose and Function of Law
        3.   US Constitution
               a.   Bill of Rights
               b.  Amendments
        4.   Code of Virginia
               a.   Bail Bonding Laws
               b. Laws of Arrest
        5.   LandmarkCases
               a.   Taylor v. Taintor
               b. Old Fugitive Slave Laws
        6.   Virginia Cases
        7.   Limitationsand Liabilities

All hours shownareMinimumRequirements.
Coursehoursdo NOTincludeExams, Practical Exercises,or RangeQualification.

    C. Courts
        1.   Federal Court System
               a.   Criminal
               b. Civil
        2.   State Court System
               a.   Criminal
               b. Civil

    D. Bail Enforcement
        1.   Right to Arrest
        2.   Search and Seizure
        3.   Uniform Extradition Act
        4.   Virginia Extradition Procedures
        5.   Legal and Criminal Forms

III. FugitiveRecovery:investigativetechniques;recovery procedures; agent survival; and apprehension of a fugitive - 24 Hours + 1 practical exercise

    A. Investigative Techniques
        1.   Surveillance
        2.   Court Research
        3.   Law Enforcement Coordination
        4.   Interviewing
        5.   Impersonation and Misrepresentation
        6.   Reference Materials and Resource List
        7.   Skip Tracing Techniques
        8.   Fugitive Identification

    B. Recovery Procedures
        1.   Pursuit
               a.   Foot
               b. Vehicular
               c.  Other
        2.   Entry and Search
        3.   Perimeter/ Interior Room Control

    C. Agent Survival
        1.   Confrontation Management
        2.   Use of Force
        3.   Deadly Force
        4.   Escalation of Force
        5.   Emergency Procedures
All hours shownareMinimumRequirements.
Coursehoursdo NOTincludeExams, Practical Exercises,or RangeQualification.

    D. Apprehension of a Fugitive
        1.   CompliantversusNon-compliantProcedures
        2.   Search of Person
               a.   Personal Items
               b. Seizure of Contraband
        3.   Handcuffing Techniques
        4.   Rights of the Accused
        5.   Detainment and Transportation
        6.   Interstate Transport
        7.   False Arrest

IV.  Remanding To Custody: legal detainment facilities; entering the jail or sally port; signing the bailpiece/return to court; and hospital procedures for injuries - 2 hours + 1 practical exercise

    A. Legal Detainment Facilities
    B. Entering the Jail or Sally Port
    C. Signing the Bailpiece / Return to Court
    D. Hospital Procedures for Injuries

V. Written comprehensive examination.

This is the course certified by the Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services to become licensed as Bail Enforcement Agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This course will provide you with the knowledge and training you need to be become a licensed Bounty Hunter in Virginia and many other jurisdictions!!!

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