VCJTC Mission and Vision Statements
The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to enhance public safety and promote law enforcement excellence by establishing policies, certification standards, training, and resources that embrace best practices in criminal justice to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
The vision of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to define standards of excellence and be the primary resource in the development of every law enforcement professional.
Basic Academy Mission and Core Values
We believe that to create the most professional, highly trained Vermont police officer we must create an environment that challenges, empowers, and promotes discipline, respect, team work, and fitness. Fitness is a term that reflects both the mind and body. It is our mission to provide academic challenges that sharpen the intellect while conditioning the body for a lifetime of health.
Through quality instruction and curriculum, we will provide the resources for officers to gain technical proficiency in foundational police subjects. To establish and earn the public’s trust, officers must live by the highest ethical standards and therefore it is our mission to provide an environment that stresses integrity and strong morals.
In that police officers are community leaders, it is part of our mission to provide the training and skills necessary to facilitate community growth, develop leadership/followership abilities, and reinforce positive values.
We will create an atmosphere that seeks to develop a degree of humility and an optimistic attitude toward the potential in each of us. In creating this environment, the goal of the Vermont Police Academy is to produce a highly dedicated and professional Vermont police officer.
Vermont Police Core Values
- Integrity – Doing the right thing, honestly, when no one is watching.
- Discipline – Controlling one's emotions and actions.
- Teamwork – Working as one piece of a larger puzzle. To subordinate one's individual interests to those of the group.
- Responsibility: Able to act without guidance or supervision and being accountable for one’s actions.
- Adaptability – The ability to adjust to new or changed information.
- Professionalism – Conduct both on and off duty that maintains the public’s respect for the police profession.
- Loyalty – Faithfulness to self, family, profession, government, and the public.
- Leadership – Positively influencing and motivating others.
- Respect – Showing consideration, honor, or esteem for others.
- Courage – The ability to face and cope with fear, danger or adversity.