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Crash Investigation for Level-II Officers

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 16 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 – 1630 
  • Date: October 25 - 26, 2017
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: Commuting - $50.50 (includes materials and lunch), Overnight - $90.50 (Includes materials, lodging, and meals).
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

This fundamental training course will provide the new part-time officer with a familiarization of accident/crash reporting requirements and form completion. A mock scene will be utilized to demonstrate the measurement and diagramming techniques. Additional scene management will emphasize traffic control, preservation of evidence and witness identification.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30am

NHTSA Laser Operator Certification

NHTSA Laser Operator Certification

This course is offered approximately four times each year at the academy, two of which are during Post-Basic classes, resulting in limited seating. Regional trainings may also occur throughout the year.

  • Coordinator:            Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 8 hours
  • Course hours:         0800 - 1600
  • Dates/Location:     
    • May 22, 2017 VPA
    • June 15, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited seating)
    • November 1, 2017 VPA
    • TBD (in December 2017, Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
  • Tuition: None if initial training for Vermont law enforcement officers.
    • Repeat/audit - $22.00 @ the Vermont Police Academy (includes lunch and materials), $6.50 off-campus (includes materials).
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Certification course. This course provides officers training in the setup, testing and operation of any LASER speed measuring device.
    • Participant is urged to bring a Laser device to class.
    • Four hours in classroom.
    • Four hours supervised practical training. (Officers should be in uniform and prepared for traffic enforcement.)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

This course is offered approximately four times each year at the academy, two of which are during Post-Basic classes, resulting in limited seating. Regional trainings may also occur throughout the year.

  • Coordinator:            Leslie Bodette
  • Length of Course: 8 hours
  • Course hours:         0800-1600
  • Date/Location:       
    • April 27, 2017 VPA
    • May 31, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
    • September 28, 2017 VPA
    • November 22, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
  • Tuition: None if initial training for Vermont law enforcement officers.
    • Repeat/audit - $22.00 @ the Vermont Police Academy (includes lunch and materials), $6.50 off-campus (includes materials).
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

This course delivered by VCJTC certified Instructors is designed to provide police officers with the necessary certification to set-up, test, and operate radar devices for speed measurement. The eight-hour class which includes both classroom and field experience provides the officer with the knowledge and skills to operate both stationary and moving radar. The following topics are presented: Doppler theory; VT statutory and case law regarding speed enforcement; operation of specific speed measurement devices; and courtroom testimony.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.)

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.)

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 16 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 - 1600
  • Dates and Locations:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    • February 8 & 9 (Location TBD)
    • April 5 & 6 at Lyndon State College, Harvey Academic Center, Room #111, St. Johnsbury
    • June 13 & 14 at the Vermont Fire Academy (on the same property as the Vermont Police Academy)
    • August 22 & 23 at VSP – Westminster barracks  
    • Oct 3 & 4 at Colchester PD
    • Dec 6 & 7 at the Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: 
    • Free for all Vermont Officers
    • Tuition for Out of State Officers:
      • $13.00 regionally (lunch is on your own)                                                                                            
      • $48.50 commuting to the VPA (lunch included)                                                                                  
      • $67.00 overnight @ VPA (breakfast, 2 lunches, and dinner included)

 

Course Description

This course is designed to assist officers in becoming more proficient  detecting and  apprehending,  impaired drivers. Upon completion of this training,  officers will be  capable of detecting impairment caused by substances other than alcohol.  All candidates must currently be actively involved in impaired driving enforcement.

Officers MUST be highly skilled in the administration and interpretation of  SFSTs.  Your proficiency will be tested by certified SFST Instructors.  SFSTs are strongly emphasized and you can expect to increase your skill level in using these tests after taking this course. 

This training is an essential tool for officers dedicated to saving lives by removing impaired drivers from our roads. In addition, knowledge and skills obtained during  A.R.I.D.E.  will facilitate better communication and transfer of critical roadside indicators of impairment to the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) who may be called for a more complete and accurate assessment of impairment. For those considering the pursuit of DRE training, A.R.I.D.E. will serve as a career path step towards achieving that goal

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2017 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 15 - at Vermont Police Academy, Classroom 2
  • June 15
  • September 12
  • December 12
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (All day)

Contact Information

Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
317 Academy Road - Main Building
Pittsford, VT 05763
Phone: 802.483.6228
Fax: 802.483.2343

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