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

Off Site Links

The following links will take you off site, please read them over carefully for Training Dates and Registration Information

Biohazard & Fentanyl Safety Training

Date and Time: August 9th, 9:00 - 1:00

Location: Winooski Educational Center, 70 Normand St, Winooski, VT 05404

Registration: Register on line by following this link

The Biohazard & Fentanyl Safety Training Workshop will provide sworn law enforcement officials with a working knowledge of the necessary tools to safely and correctly navigate through crime scenes contaminated with fentanyl & other biohazards.

Attendees will examine the various types of bio-hazardous environments investigators most often face:

  • The proper methods to assess risk to law enforcement
  • How to navigate safely within a bio-hazardous crime scene
  • What tools are necessary to properly collect evidence in a crime scene that poses a bio-hazardous threat to investigators

It also covers:

  • Blood Borne/Airborne Pathogens
  • Infectious Disease
  • Feces
  • Hoarding Houses
  • Bed-bugs/Scabies
  • MRSA
  • Fentanyl
  • Suicide By Hazmat
  • Animals
  • …and more

After the seminar, the participant will understand the necessary procedures in safely processing a crime scene that poses a bio-hazardous threat to them.


Child Passanger Safety Certification

Have you heard about events where folks get one-on-one personalized instruction on how to properly use their child’s car seat? Join the team of over 41,000 nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) and be that community advocate or resource in your community! As a CPS technician, you will put your knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including community presentations and/or child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and seat belts. A majority of parents still misuse their child restraints and need help to get it right.

Location and Dates:

  • September 15th - 16th and 22nd - 23rd at Swanton Police Department, 120 First Street Swanton, VT 05488  

The Vermont Department of Health pays all class fees and renewal fees. To sign up they would need to:

  • Go to:
  • Click on 'Find a Course'
  • Search for Vermont courses
  • Select the course you are interested in registering for
  • Set up a profile and add 'Vermont Department of Health' as an affiliation (Affiliation is a menu item at the bottom of the page) – this will allow us to pay your course fees
  • Register for the course
    • It will stop you at this point for instructor approval but that is so the Vermont Dept. of Health can pay your registration fee.

Criminal Patrol/Drug Interdiction

  • Date & Location: August 16 - 17 2018 at Saint Albans Police Department

  • Cost: $250

  • Registration: Register at or cal (325) 721 - 6000

This is a 16 hour specialized class for Street Crimes Units, Patrol Officers and Highway Interdiction Officers. If you make traffic stops, this class will help you understand the benefits of pro-active police work. The objective of this course is to educate law enforcement officers in proper techniques and procedures to successfully and lawfully conduct criminal interdiction patrol stops.
This class is not based on theory or old school techniques: it is based upon current successful operations. This course will address the different types of criminal activity an officer may encounter on traffic stops, as well as, drug and contraband
smuggling. This class will train officers to look beyond a citation.

Download the flyer for more information.

Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification

Innovative tactics and tried-and-true techniques are the hallmark of this course which is designed for individuals assigned the responsibility to teach police and SWAT personnel in immediate deployment/rapid intervention techniques. This is a train-the-trainer course. Topics to be covered include an historical overview of active shooter situations including school shootings, immediate deployment/rapid intervention tactics, barricade-hostage rescue concepts and instructional techniques. Simunitions weapons will be used in field training exercises.

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

1. Appropriate instructional methods and principles for training law enforcement personnel in an adult learning environment.
2. Expectations and roles of instructors for effective learning.
3. Identifying and developing appropriate force-on-force scenario based training.
4. Appropriate safety protocols for conducting force-on-force training and understanding the dangers associated with training.
5. The role of command in creating safe and effective training.
6. Equipment and training needs for conducting effective active shooter training.
7. Prior active shooter incidents and lessons learned.
8. Basic operational methods of common improvised explosive devices (IED’s)
9. Basic IED indicators
10. Tactical options when encountering IED’s
11. Appropriate active shooter response tactics.
12. The priorities of life.


1. Students will be able to identify and demonstrate appropriate instructional methods for training law enforcement personnel.
2. Students will be able to identify and demonstrate appropriate safety protocols for conducting Force-On-Force training.
3. Students will be able to discuss prior active shooter incidents and explain lessons learned from each.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate Active Shooter Response tactics and Hostage/Barricade tactics for initial first responders.

Download the course flyer for a day to day agenda and more information.



  • DATE: Wednesday –September 19th, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: State House - Room 11
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10th, 2018


  • DATE: Wednesday – October 3rd, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Rutland Mental Health 78 South Main Street, Rutland VT
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 7, 2018


  • DATE: Wednesday – November 7th, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive Miller Conference Room
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 23, 2018



  • DATE: Thursday – May 16th, 2019
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: St. Johnsbury – Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital 1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury rooms 126 & 127
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided

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

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.




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317 Academy Road - Main Building
Pittsford, VT 05763
Phone: 802.483.6228
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