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

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A.L.I.C.E Training

In June of 2013, the Federal Department of Education significantly changed the recommended guidelines for how schools should prepare, train, and respond to an active shooter situation.  
The Burlington Police Department embraces this standard of care and will be hosting Active Shooter Certification Training (ALICE Training) on June 26 & 27, 2018 at the Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont. This certification is a two day train-the-trainer class on active shooter response management.  

ALICE – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate – is a set of proactive strategies that moves beyond lockdown and increases the chance of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE is supported by more than 700 law enforcement agencies around the country and complies with the new standard of care recently developed by the Federal Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security
(DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
ALICE isn’t only for school personnel. Anyone who works with the public can benefit from ALICE training. Attendees range from first responders, business owners, and health professionals.
Please visit to learn more about the Department of Education’s guidelines on active shooter situations. 


The purpose of advanced ALICE training is to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as church, hospital, and workplace administrators and safety professionals about our researched-based, proactive response approach to Violent Intruder events.

The ALICE training program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" procedures used frequently in our public schools and institutions. Tragic historic events have dictated the need of enhanced response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event.

Program Topic Areas Include:

Policy and Procedures Review

• Instruction on key components of an organized and thoughtful Active Shooter Emergency Operations
Plan with emphasis on Survival Strategies.
• Elicit Active Shooter Readiness Status of their specific institutions, and determine where their
strength and weaknesses lie.
•      Distinguish between high and low priority issues when advising policy and procedure

Infrastructure Design

•     Recognize potential Safety Hazards in building design.
•     Design room layouts with priority on Active Shooter defense.
•     Understand immediate methods to improve infra-structure hazards.

Proactive Use of Technology

•     Current technology resources available to enhance building/occupant safety.
•     Current accepted practices utilizing technology in building/occupant safety.
•     Discuss proactive uses of technology for building/occupant safety by interfering with intruder's
       ability to locate targets.
•     Review case studies of past events to determine functionality of technology usage.

Practical Scenario Training

•     Conduct practical scenario training in order to experience, visualize, and reinforce course

Community Resource Assistance

•     Locate and elicit community assistance before, during, and after event.
•     Demonstrate ability to locate Community Rally Points.
•     Discuss potential Community Partners, and the assistance they can provide.
•     How to liaison with other local government agencies.

Mass Evacuations

•     Discuss Rapid Mass Evacuation plans.
• Discuss tactical advantages associated with maintaining distance vs. securing-in- place and/or
•      Identify non-conventional methods of mobilizing large numbers of people.

Lesson Preparation

• Participants will be required to build and present a 10 minute presentation to demonstrate
material comprehension.
•      Review and Exam

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:

  • Ascutney Fire Department          
    • 540 VT Route 131
    • Ascutney, VT 05049
    • June 9 & 10 plus 16 & 17 (Saturdays and Sundays, 8-5)

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

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.

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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