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

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.

Tatical Shotgun User/ Instructor School

  • Date: October 31 - November 1
  • Location: Windsor Police Department 29 Union Street, Windsor, VT 05089
  • Prerequisit: The user must be familiar with their system. Student seeking the instructor certification must be a current firearms instructor (pistol / patrol rifle).
  • Registration: register online at

Designed for the tactical user and/or as an instructor certificate for certified firearms instructors lacking the shotgun credential. This course will build or add to your foundation emphasizing officer survival, weapon manipulation and target identification. If the student is certified as a current firearms instructor without a shotgun certification, this course provides shotgun instructor certification which is good for three (3) years.

Subject areas to be covered:

  • Weapon mechanics / Nomenclature

  • Movement techniques

  • Low light / night – fire exercises

  • Multiple target drills

  • Transition drills

  • Moving targets

  • Reloading

  • Safety

  • Positional shooting

  • Ballistics / patterning

  • Target identification

  • Basic marksmanship

  • Scenario driven live-fire exercise

  • Body armor drills

  •  Recommended accessories

Mandatory individual equipment:

  •  Pump action or semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun with a sling and white light.
  • 200 rounds of light load ammunition.
  • 50 rounds of buckshot.
  • 50 rounds of slugs.
  • Cleaning equipment (Bore brush, eyelet, solvent, patches & oil)
  • Duty belt w/ holster & pistol ammunition pouches
  • Handgun  & three magazines
  • 50 rounds pistol ammunition.
  • Flash light (White lens)
  • Shooting glasses & hearing protection.
  • Clothing appropriate for condition (warm –cold – wet weather)
  • Personal body armor or tactical armor
  • Any gloves you wear while on patrol.
  • Food and water for each day
  • A good attitude.



  • 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


Date and Time: October 9 - 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Burlington Police Department

Cost: $575.00 per person, GSA rates available for Federal Employees

Registration: Register on-line at

  • For more information contactJulie Rock at 855-479-3959, Email:

More law enforcement professionals use THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION® method than any other technique or method available today because IT WORKS.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior to assess the credibility of a suspect’s statements
  • Structure the interview to help evaluate the truthfulness of the suspect
  • Use behavior provoking questions in the interview process
  • Persuade a suspect to tell the truth about their involvement in criminal activity
  • Develop interrogation strategies and interrogation themes
  • Use an alternative question to elicit the first admission of guilt
  • Use tactics to handle the more defiant suspect; overcome objections and their fear of consequences

Training Manual Includes: Each student will receive a comprehensive outline book designed for note taking during the class and to serve as a valuable resource for future reference.

Grad page: ONLY REID® Graduates have EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to our REID GRADUATE WEBPAGE which provides additional Follow Up Training Material ● Over 100,000 professionals receive our INVESTIGATOR TIPS AND NEWSLETTERS free of charge. To receive these communications, visit to ‘JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST’.

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.




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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