Conferences and Workshops

Please Note: The Academy assists other organizations by advertising their conferences, workshops, and other training programs on this webpage.  However, one should not assume that the Academy is endorsing programs listed here, nor are we responsible for the training or registration unless otherwise noted.  Please read the training descriptions carefully for more information! Thank you!

State Conferences and Workshops

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Advanced School Resource Officer

  • Location:       
    • Burlington Police Department
    • 1 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Date and Time: July 12 – 14, 2017 (24 hours / 3 days) 0800 to 1700 hours
  • Registration and Cost: Register at,  The cost for the course is $345 /$395 NASRO member /non-member

The Advanced School Resource Officer Course is a twenty-four (24) hour block of instruction designed for any law enforcement officer working in an educational environment. This course, following the SRO Triad model, advances the SRO’s knowledge and skills as a law enforcement officer, informal counselor, and educator. The course will also provide additional skills and programs for the experienced School Resource Officer to identify and diffuse potentially dangerous situations on campus.

Training topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Working Effectively with the School Community
  • Interviewing Skills for SROs
  • General Legal Updates
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Threat Assessment

Planning and techniques for major incidents to include utilization of Incident Command following the principals of NIMS and aiding the SRO in training school staff in IC.

Course Outline

Day one begins with a brief overview of school based policing programs and the history of the SRO program.  The importance of the SRO in a leadership role and effective communication will be discussed.  General law updates will be explored by the attendee. The day will conclude with interview skills for the SRO.

During day two, the attendee will learn the latest in technology and the impact on the school environment.  The attendee will also discuss threat assessment tools and Incident Command for the school setting.  Focus will be given to the SRO’s role on the school safety team.

On Day Three, the attendee will participate in specific crime prevention techniques designed for the educational environment.  A major portion of the day is spent in an overall school safety assessment incorporating Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principals. Hands-on, practical applications are utilized, as the attendee will be required to visit a local school (when possible) and complete a comprehensive site survey of the campus. Time is allowed for presentation preparation.  Discussions allow for the attendee to seeking advice, additional information, or the opportunity to share experiences with the class.  A course review takes place before evaluations, certificates, and closing.


Basic School Resource Officer

  • Location:       
    • Burlington Police Department
    • 1 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Date and Time: June 26 – 30, 2017 (40 hours / 5 days) 0800 to 1700 hours
  • Registration and Cost: Register at,  The cost for the course is $445 /$495 NASRO member /non-member

The Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for any law enforcement officer with two years or less experience working in an educational environment and school administrators.

Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools. Below is an outline of primary topics covered:

  • Foundations of School Based Law Enforcement
  • Ethics and the SRO
  • The SRO as a Teacher/Guest Speaker
  • Diversity
  • Understanding Special Needs Students
  • Social Media
  • School Law
  • The SRO as an Informal Counselor/Mentor
  • Understanding the Teen Brain
  • Violence and Victimization: Challenges to Development
  • Sex Trafficking of Youth
  • Effects of Youth Trends and Drugs on the School Culture and Environment
  • Threat Response: Preventing Violence in School Settings
  • School Safety and Emergency Operations Plans
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

The School Resource Officer Program is a true Community Based Police program. Although many of the officers attending our courses will be assigned as School Resource or School Liaison Officers, the course is designed to benefit school administrators working with law enforcement and any law enforcement officer working with youth, or in an educational environment.


Basic SWAT

  • Location: Chealsea, VT
  • Date: 6/5/2017 - 6/9/2017
  • Price:
    • Member:
      • Individual: $679
      • Team: $704
    • Non-Member: $734
  • Registration: register online
  • Any questions regurading this course can be directed to Captain Kyle Kapitanski at 802-685-4875 or via email

Individuals who have recently been assigned to SWAT and have not received basic SWAT training will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to tactical skills. Students will be introduced to basic SWAT topics, tactics and techniques including a historical overview of SWAT, team organization and structure, resolution of barricaded suspect situations, covert individual and team movement, searches and room clearing, chemical agents, less-lethal options, warrant service and multiple field training exercises. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.

Chittenden County Law Enforcement Recruiting Event

Download Event letter for more instructions and schedule of the days events


  • Dates: May 15th - 18th 2017 at Vergennes Police Department 

  • Registration and Information: Contact Kevin Anders at 802-828-2078 for more information.

Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) Program

Drug Recognition Experts or Drug Recognition Evaluators (DREs) are law enforcement officers trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The State of Vermont started their involvement in the DRE program in 2005 when the first five DREs were trained. The program has now grown to forty certified DREs from state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies from throughout the State of Vermont.

To learn more about the program, go to

To apply for DRE training, return this this application and supporting documentation no later than April 7, 2017 to:

Lieutenant John Flannigan
Vermont DECP State Coordinator
Vermont State Police
2777 Saint George Road
Williston, VT 05495

Hostage Rescue

  • Location: Chealsea, VT
  • Date: 6/12/2017 - 6/16/2017
  • Price:
    • Member:
      • Individual: $679
      • Team: $704
    • Non-Member: $734
  • Registration: register online
  • Any questions regurading this course can be directed to Captain Kyle Kapitanski at 802-685-4875 or via email

This course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address advanced tactics and techniques. Students will be introduced to and trained in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations. Topics include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment, emergency entry tactics, tactical operations center, and crisis negotiations concepts. Hostage rescue techniques and force options will be covered in-depth including stronghold, vehicle, and tactical precision long rifle options. The students will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills.

IFOC Basic Chaplaincy Training

This course is a necessity of Emergency Service Personnel, Law Enforcement, Disaster Chaplains, Industrial Chaplains and those who wish to become Chaplains.
NOTE: Chaplaincy is a licensed designation. This course is intended to qualify you for licensure.
For details on how to become licensed after course completion, please visit

IFOC Chaplaincy Training is offered for Emergency Service Personnel, Law Enforcement, Industrial Chaplains, and those who wish to become Chaplains and includes training in:

  • Critical Incident Stress
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Chaplaincy & the Law
  • Disaster Relief
  • Depression
  • Human Trafficking

Leadership Development for First-Line Supervisors

  • Dates:             April 24, 25, 2017
  • Times:            9 am to 4 pm
  • Location:       Springfield Fire Department (Vermont) 77 Hartness Ave    Springfield, VT 05156
  • Cost:               $289 per student
  • Registration:  To register for this class, contact Tim Jones at, or you can register at – Credit Cards Accepted
    • The Vermont Police Academy is not accepting registrations for this course

This leadership development class is for current first-line supervisors or those that work in a supervisory capacity (or soon will be). Attendees will learn the foundations of leadership & management, as well as:

  • Leadership, Management and emotional intelligence
  • Foundations for good communication & delegation
  • How to properly give orders
  • A supervisor’s role in training
  • Rewards & Discipline
  • Motivating employees
  • Team Building
  • Employee Retention
  • Administrative duties for first-line supervisors
  • Understanding personalities and “millennials”
  • Sustainability as a leader 

To register for this class, contact Tim Jones at, or you can register at – Credit Cards Accepted

For information on GSPCC, go to  For those people looking for lodging the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield Vermont has a reduced rate of $103.00 plus tax per night.  802-885-4516


PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification

PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, nonlethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System.

Please note that the course begins promptly at 8:00 am. You should plan to show up at least 15 minutes early. All necessary equipment is provided by PepperBall. A training manual, flash drive, live-fire certification rounds and visual aids are also included. Appropriate training attire should be worn (No shorts, sandals, etc.). Please bring safety glasses. If you wear contacts, please have the ability to remove them at the training site. No firearms or ammo allowed in class.


School Resource Officer – Supervisors & Management

  • Location:       
    • Burlington Police Department
    • 1 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Date and Time: July 17 – 19, 2017 (24 hours / 3 days) 0800 to 1700 hours
  • Registration and Cost: Register at,  The cost for the course is $345 /$395 NASRO member /non-member

The SRO Supervisors & Management course is a twenty-four (24) hour block of instruction designed for police supervisors and school administrators who have the responsibility of implementing, supervising, managing, and evaluating school-based police officers and/or programs.  The goal is to provide managers with information, skills and strategies to develop, coordinate, and maintain a successful SRO program in their school community.

Throughout the country, the issue of school violence and the safety of students, faculty and parents at school has become an issue of great concern. Partnerships between law enforcement and schools can be an effective and comprehensive investment in enhancing the safety of our school communities. As the role of the school resource officer expands and becomes increasingly more complex, so too does the role and responsibilities of the person who manages the program. This three-day course is designed to assist new and veteran SRO supervisors to develop and maintain the best possible SRO program for their community.

Who Should Attend

Strong, effective management is a cornerstone of an effective school resource officer program. The program supervisor must recruit, build and maintain a productive and successful unit. He or she must be able to work with a police administration, multiple police divisions, a school administration, city or county administrations, school boards, the business community, parents, neighborhoods and of course the officers they are assigned to manage. A variety of skills are necessary to perform the SRO unit manager’s function. It is also necessary for school administrators to understand and have knowledge of the function of the SRO unit manager and the program. Participants who should attend this course include:

First level and Mid-Management police supervisors who supervise an school-based policing unit:

  • Corporals
  • Sergeants
  • Lieutenants
  • Captains

School Administrators who have law enforcement or security personnel in their schools:

  • Principals
  • Vice Principals
  • District Administrators
  • Superintendents

School Security Managers

Course Outline

Day One begins with an overview of school based police programs and the History of the SRO Program, including the Triad Concept. It is important for managers to have a firm understanding of the many roles and responsibilities a school resource officer balances day to day. To help facilitate healthy class interaction, a discussion generator will be introduced during the morning of this first day. The class participants will participate in a series of mock interviews and an SRO selection process to begin to gather the knowledge in building and recruiting a strong and productive SRO unit.

History of School Based Policing

  • Triad Concept and the school based policing philosophy
  • Roles and responsibilities of the SRO
  • Writing and exploring mission statements and their purpose
  • SRO interviews and selection process

The second day of class will focus on the partnerships that that SRO units should be forging. Tools will be given on how to evaluate and manage a SRO. Officer evaluation becomes important in the course of program management and attendees will have the opportunity to develop and implement an SRO evaluation. Every manager needs to have a good working method of evaluating their program, and handling problems that inhibit the growth of the unit and program.

Police/School partnerships and contracts (MOU)

  • Supervising the SRO
  • Developing and objective evaluation
  • Evaluating the SRO

By the third day, the attendees will have a working knowledge of the SRO philosophy, and how to recruit and build a program. Attendees will address issues regarding funding, gathering statistics, building partnerships and relationships, legal issues, and problem solving.   

Managing the program

  • Gaining department support for the SRO program
  • SRO/School Administration relationships
  • Crisis management and planning
  • School legal issues
  • Statistics and funding for your program
  • Course de-briefing and summary


Solo Engagement Tactics Training

  • When: April 17-18 0800-1600 hrs
  • Where:
    • Manchester Elementary & Middle School
    •  80 Memorial Avenue
    • Manchester Ctr, VT 05255 
  • Cost: $595.00 per person
  • Register at:
  • Register by Phone: 330-661-0106

For the first time ever in Vermont, the Manchester Police Department is bringing RAIDER Solo Engagement Training to Manchester Center, VT. 

  RAIDER (Rapid Deployment, Awareness, Intervention, Decisiveness, EMS, Recovery) solo-engagement training is designed to provide officers with necessary mental and physical skills to draw attention of the active shooter away from the potential victims, confuse and frustrate the shooter, and successfully neutralize the situation through very aggressive, but not reckless action.

 The 2-day course is designed to provide Officers with a new skill set of moving alone in hostile environments. The course involves classroom and scenario instruction, which are delivered in a logical progression (Airsoft guns only)

Course Modules:

  - Classroom: Background and Introduction. Case studies and history fo active shooters

  - Drills and movements: Introduction to solo engagement movements. Team movements       vs. Solo movement comparison. Movement exercises. Solo engagement tactics.

  - Review of Solo Engagement Tactics (drills and movements)

For more information, Contact:

Chris Mason - Manchester Police Department -

Stacie Jackson - ALICE Training Institute -


  • Date: April 26th, 2017
    • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) 390 River Street - Springfield VT 05156
    • Cost: FREE with food/breaks provided
    • Registration: Please complete this form and return it to Kristin Chandler by email at
    • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2017
  • Date: May 17th, 2017
    • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive
    • Cost: FREE with food/breaks provided
    • Registration: Please complete this form and return it to Kristin Chandler by email at
    • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
  • Date: May 19th, 2017
    • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: Newport State Office Building. CCV Conference Room 100 Main Street Newport, VT
    • Cost: FREE with food/breaks provided
    • Registration: Please complete this form and return it to Kristin Chandler by email at

The Team Two curriculum focuses on collaboration between law enforcement, police dispatchers and mobile mental health crisis teams in the field.  Legal updates, mock scenarios, a panel presentation, regional resources and practical tips comprise this training.   Completion of ACT 80 (Working with Persons with a Mental Illness) is a pre-requisite for law enforcement officers.

Traffic Incident Management


Traffic incident management is the process of coordinating the resources of a number of different public and private sector partners to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible to reduce the duration and impacts of incidents, while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public.

The training addresses all aspects of incident response, from the moment the first emergency call is made to the correct positioning of response vehicles and equipment, to a safe work area using traffic control devices, to final scene clearance.

The four-hour, in-person training brings police, firefighters, DOT, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders together to foster relationships and engage in interactive training. They learn how to work together in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made to final scene clearance.

To find dates and times for Traffic Incident Management courses check the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security training calander

Vermont Juvenile Law

  • Coordinator:              Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course:     8 hours
  • Course hours:           0830 – 1630 hours
  • Location:                     Vermont Police Academy
  • Date:                              April 7, 2017
  • Tuition:                        Commuting $18.00 (includes materials and lunch)
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at

A day-long seminar focusing on a wide array of Vermont juvenile law topics. We will examine search and seizure laws in the school setting, rules and policies around interviewing children in schools, and how SROs can assist in truancy cases. We will also cover the CHINS and delinquency process and procedure.

National White Collar Crime Center Online Courses

Visit the National White Collar Crime Center Website

Economic Crime Foundation Series (ECFS), NW3C's first complete Online Distance Learning Program

The Economic Crime Foundation Series (ECFS), consists of five self-paced introductory level courses

  • Introduction to White Collar Crime
  • Elder Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Disaster Fraud
  • Money Laundering


The Summit: Center for State Employee Development

Visit The Summit Website

The Vermont Department of Human Resources' "The Summit: Center for State Employee Development"  has openings in many of its courses covering a wide range of professional development, leadership, and health and wellness topics. Grant writing, facilitation, performance measurement, systems thinking, and emotional intelligence are among the many offerings. Many courses are free, although a fee is charged for some. The Summit is located in the Osgood Building, Waterbury State Office Complex, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT. Check out their website for more information.

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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