Conferences and Workshops

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Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications 2nd Ed

Additional Info:

** Pre-requisite: Due to the nature of this topic it is highly recommended that students have successfully completed a 40 hour formal basic telecommunicator training program. **

Active shooter incidents are high-risk, high-stakes events that, without warning, can cause devastating consequences in just a few brief moments. For all facets of public safety, including communications, there is a host of issues that make responding to an active shooter incident more difficult than many other armed subject calls.

These types of incidents have been increasing in frequency. Shooters have a wider range of more powerful weapons available. The motivations behind these incidents continues to grow more complex. As with any other type of emergency situation, the telecommunicator plays a vital role in the response to active shooter incidents.

Telecommunicators need to be aware of the unique challenges posed by active shooter incidents and be prepared to address them well in advance. This course looks at the role of the telecommunicator through all stages of an active shooter incident.

This course is built on the experiences of front-line telecommunicators who have worked active shooter incidents. Upon their recommendation, the course is structured along the arc of events that happen before, during, and after an active shooter incident. The goal of the course is to educate telecommunicators about the intricate issues and challenges posed by active shooter incidents, including: preparedness for an incident, response to an incident, and the role the telecommunicator plays following an incident.

Topics include:

  • Overview of incidents, perpetrators and targets
  • Phases of an active shooter incident
  • Getting and handling calls reporting an incident
  • Dispatch and on-going communications
  • Responder safety and secondary dangers
  • Handling calls from victims trapped in the incident
  • Telecommunicators’ role post-incident: rescue, and extraction
  • Recovery from an incident: Impact and stress, ongoing issues

Perfect for a one day Pre-Conference or Post-Conference Course

Due to the nature of this topic it is highly recommended that students have successfully completed a 40 hour formal basic telecommunicator training program.

$199 Live Course
$249 Institute Online
(Includes $50 Distance Learning Fee)
Member Discount $20
Late Fee $25

Classroom: 1 day
Online (web): 3 weeks

A.L.I.C.E: Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate

  • WHEN: 11/20/2017 - 11/21/2017 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • WHERE: Burlington Police Department
    • 1 North Ave.
    • Burlington, VT 05401
  • COST: $595.00 per person
  • REGISTER AT: (click to register)
  • PHONE: 330-661-0106

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive, options-based strategies, that increase your chances of survival during a violent intruder or Active Shooter event. For 14 years, the ALICE Training Institute has provided violent intruder response training to individuals and organizations across the nation.
This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach law enforcement as well as school, church, hospital and workplace administrators and employees skills and strategies that bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives.

  • Background: You will become knowledgeable in statistics and information about active shooter situations and why ALICE training is effective.
  • ALICE Concepts: We will deliver a detailed overview of ALICE training and the liability of proactive vs. passive response strategies.
  • Physical Drills: You will experience live scenario drills that compare passive vs. active responses.
  • Effective Training: You will learn the strategies and be provided with materials to become an effective ALICE Instructor in your own organization.

CARFAX for Police Training

  • Date/Time:  10/26/2017 11am-1pm (light lunch provided)
  • Location:  Shelburne Town Offices, meeting room 15420 Shelburne Road  Shelburne, VT 05482
  • Cost:  free
  • To register please contact Cpl Jon Marcoux 

CARFAX will show how investigative tools can assist in police investigations.  CARFAX will present Partial License Place Search, Vehicle History Reports, VIN Alert, Mobile Application, and Crash Center. 

This Training should be beneficial to Command Staff, Criminal Detectives, Auto Theft & Investigations, Traffic & Accident Reconstruction, Information & Technology, Records.

Counter Ambush Tactics for Officer Survival

  • Date and Time: Friday, November 3rd, 2017. 0730 - 1700
  • Location: The Essex Resort & Spa 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • To register for this class email:

The potential for the targeting and murder of police officers has always been an issue, however, the immediate and sophisticated ambushes of officers has increased dramatically. This training will cover ways of recognizing an ambush before it occurs, the ways to overcome an
ambush while it is in progress, with the goal of providing an officer the training to defeat cop killers and save officers’ lives.

This training program consists of a one day of classroom lecture based on the real-world incidents which have resulted in injuries and death of an ever-increasing number of officers. Our instructors have extensive experience in the field of law enforcement, analysis of violent attacks on police officers and training for the tactical responses to neutralize the threats.

This course uses lecture performance-based training designed to increase appropriate reaction and understanding of the threat to the police from ambushes. The curriculum is designed to provide the attendees with a clear understanding of the threat and reporting environment. The curriculum is designed in modules that are intended to be completed consecutively. These are building blocks of a complete training program that includes fundamentals, survival techniques, common mistakes made and issues of law, policy and ethics. The instructors will incorporate lesson learned discussions to capture major observations that the students have made throughout the day.

Required Equipment
Day 1
• Casual clothes for classroom

Instructor Bio
M. L. “Sandy” Wall is a retired Master Peace Officer and a 28-year veteran of the Houston Police Department. He has worked in patrol, narcotics investitgations, and has served 22 years on the Houston PD SWAT detail. He has served as an Entry Team Leader for more than 10 years.
He is now the Training Director for Safariland Training Group. He is also the founder of Less Lethal Solutions, Inc. and the inventor of “The Wall Banger”. He co-authored the book, “Training the SWAT Trainer”. (Thomas publishing)
He has been recognized in the U.S. Federal Courts as a subject matter expert in Less Lethal Munitions and Tactics. He is on the Advisory Board of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association and Tactical Response Magazine. He has instructed for the FBI, TTPOA, MSTOA, CATO, NTOA, LTPOA, ATOA, Florida SWAT Association, CATI, ALERRT and the US State Department.

Accomplishments include:
• Four Police Chief’s Commendations for his actions 
• Houston Police “Officer of the Year’ award. 
• He was the 1999 winner of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association state-wide “Super SWAT” competition. 
• Holds the Houston Police Department’s highest rating of “Distinguished Expert” in firearms qualification. 
• Recipient of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association “Excellence” and “Life Time Achievement”
• Certified instructor in firearms, and Master Instructor in impact munitions, chemical agents, distraction devices as well as many other levels of force. 
• Three-term past president of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association 
• Recipient of the 2006 National Association of Police Officers “Top Cop Award” for the State of Texas.

Patrol Rifle Instructor Re-Certification School

DESCRIPTION: Current patrol rifle and tactical rifle instructors can re-certify their qualification by attending this refresher course. Students are brought up to date on new technical, tactical, instructional and legal information. This course requires that the student demonstrate the ability to safely run the range, teach impromptu classes, and pass CMI’s patrol rifle instructor written exam and qualification course of fire.

  • Students who are not CMI graduatesmust present a certificate showing that they graduated from a recognized training entity as a patrol rifle, carbine, or tactical rifle instructor school within the last 3 years.

EQUIPMENT: Patrol rifle w/sling, at least two rifle magazines, 250 rounds of rifle ammunition, clothing for weather conditions, personal body armor, wrap around eye protection, double hearing protection, cleaning gear, and your duty belt to include your duty pistol w/ 50 rounds of ammunition.

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Tkac

Contact Center Mass to register:


  • Date:
    • September 14 -15 2017 at Emergency Services Building, Enosburg VT
      • DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR BOOKS prior to class:  $75.00 due by August 28, 2017
    • September 16 -17 at Morrisville Rescue, Morrisville VT.
      • DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR BOOKS prior to class:  $75.00 due by August 28, 2017
  • Time: 0800-1700
  • Cost: $370, Travel, meals, lodging are on your own
    • Checks made payable to ALSI at address below

The Advanced Life Support Institute is pleased to be able to offer this exciting two-day program open to all providers EMT to Paramedic AS well as Law Enforcement. This course, using the new TCCC curriculum, introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield AS well as in active shooter and EMS in the warm zone scenarios.  It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

All participants will be involved in classroom presentations as well as hands on skills and scenarios.

For further information, please call the ALSI office at (603) 447-4249 or  e-mail us at   Our address is ALSI, 35 Applecroft Lane, Center Conway, NH 03813

Contact Pamela Scott BSN, RN, AEMT at NMC-ED 802-752-7468 for sign up

REGISTRATION:  Deposit of $75 reserves a space and a textbook.  Balance due first day of class.

Space limited to twenty people.  First come, first served.  Credit cards NOT accepted.  Will provide invoices.


  • DATE: Wednesday – September 27th, 2017
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: State House – Room 11 Montpelier Vermont.
    • Free Parking available in legislative lots, off Baldwin St (west end of State House)
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 13, 2017
  • DATE: Wednesday –October 4th, 2017
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: CSAC, Middlebury Vermont. 109 Catamount Park.
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 20, 2017


  • DATE: Tuesday –November 7th, 2017
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Vermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington VT.
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 23, 2017
  • DATE: Friday –April 13th, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Lamoille County Mental Health, 72 Harrel Street, Morrisville.
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 2nd, 2018
  • DATE: Wednesday – April 25th, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Hartford Police Department. 812 Cutoff Road, Hardford, VT
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • DATE: Wednesday – May 16th, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided

The REID technique of investigative interviewing and advanced interrogation

  • Date: October 10 - 13, 2017
  • Host:  Burlington Police Department
  • Location:  Burlington VT
  • Address:  Burlington Police Department Community Room 1 North Avenue
  • Time:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (7:45 check in)
  • Cost: 4 Day Course    $575 per person

OUR GUARANTEE - We are confident in the exceptionally high quality of our training and offer a Money Back Guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.


● interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior to assess the credibility of a suspect’s statements

● use behavior provoking questions in the interview process

● 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: 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.

The Road to Highway Safety is Paved with Technology

  • Date and Time: November 8th 2017. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Hilton Burlington Hotel, 60 Battery Street. Burlington, VT 05401
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: register online

We invite you to address highway safety issues with colleagues and experts in education, engineering, enforcement, and emergency services. Please see the attached link for the agenda.

Join us at lunch for the Governor’s Highway Safety Award Program honoring the “Vermont Lifesavers Highway Heroes”.

Join us at 2:45 to participate in stakeholder discussions on how Automated Vehicles will impact Vermont.

Certificates of Attendance will be distributed to each attendee.


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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