Investigations Track


Coordinator:  TJ Anderson
Length of course:   7.5 hours
Course hours:  0830 – 1630 hours
Location:  Vermont Police Academy
Dates:  
  • December 16, 2014
Tuition:   $29.00
 
Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@state.vt.us

Physical evidence is not subjective.  It does not lie, forget, or distort.

Thorough crime scene investigation is vitally important to effective law enforcement.  The purpose of this course of instruction is to provide police officers with instruction on the awareness, documentation, preservation and collection of physical evidence and basic crime scene processing procedures.

 
The course will cover information outlined in the Physical Evidence Handbook published by the Vermont Forensic Laboratory, as well as, other information obtained from training aids and hands on practical exercises.
 
By the end of the class, each officer will have to demonstrate that they can perform a number of skills, to include, dust for and lift developed latent prints, swab for biological collection purposes, make a cast of a tool/tool mark impression, and make a tire and/or foot wear impression using dental stone.
 
NOTE: This is a “hands-on” training.  Students should wear appropriate clothing that they do not mind possibly getting dirty.  Students will also be going outside and thus should prepare to dress accordingly.

Fingerprinting Re-certification

Length of course: 1 hour
Course hours: By appointment scheduled each hour on the hour from 0800 to 1600 hrs.
Date: By appointment.
Location: Hartford Police Department (Other regional trainings will be posted on the VCJTC web site as scheduled.)
Tuition: none

Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@state.vt.us

 

Officers are required by State statute to be re-certified every 3 years to take prints of minors. This course meets this requirement. VCIC has eliminated the mailing in of fingerprint cards for re-certification and are requiring officers to roll fingerprints in the presence of their certifying official. VCIC will also conduct familiarization with the AFIS system at this training. Certification cards will be issued upon successful completion of classifiable prints.


Search and Rescue

Coordinator: Cindy Taylor-Patch
Length of course: 3 hours
Course hours: 1300 - 1600
Date: on December 17,2014
Location: Vermont Police Academy

Tuition: FREE

This course meets the requirements of 20 V.S.A. 2365(a) for all part-time officers who attended Phase I after the law was enacted (May 23, 2013) and out-of-state waiver officers. Click here to view the statute.

Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@state.vt.us

Course Description:
It is not uncommon for law enforcement officers in Vermont to become involved in search and rescue operations.  Vermont statutes require a base level of training for all newly certified officers. This session, taught by VT Search and Rescue Coordinator Neil VanDyke, will inform you of your obligations under the law, explain what specialized resources are available in the state, and give you a base level of training on how to effectively initiate a search for a person missing or lost in the Vermont backcountry.  K9 Trainer Bob Ryan will review what the Vermont Police canine teams are trained to do and how they can be best used.