Motor Vehicle & Highway Safety Training


Automated License Plate Reader Certification

Coordinator:  Sara Couture
Length of Course:  2 hours 1000-1100 hours
Date/Hours/Location: December 9, 2014 - Post Basic
Tuition:  Free

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

Per Vermont legislation, all law enforcement officers must be certified through the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council to utilize Automated License Plate Readers while on duty.  This class satisfies that Vermont requirement.  PLEASE NOTE:  All attendees must complete the online End User Agreement prior to obtaining  certification.
 
This course is offered regionally about 4 times each year and twice at the Academy (post-basic, limited seating).
Coordinator: Sara Couture
Length of Course: 8 hours
Course hours: 0800-1630
Date/Location: December 12, 2014- Post Basic
 
Tuition: None if initial training.  $21.50 @ the Vermont Police Academy (includes lunch and materials), $6.50  off campus ( includes materials).
 
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
 
This course delivered by VCJTC certified Instructors is designed to provide police officers with the necessary certification to set-up, test, and operate radar devices for speed measurement. The eight-hour class which includes both classroom and field experience provides the officer with the knowledge and skills to operate both stationary and moving radar. The following topics are presented: Doppler theory; VT statutory and case law regarding speed enforcement; operation of specific speed measurement devices; and courtroom testimony.

DUI Enforcement Certification

This course is offered 4 to 5 times each year depending on need.  Two will be post-basic and therefore seating will have limited seating. 
 
Coordinator: Sara Couture
Length of course: 40 hours (5 days)
Course hours: 0800 - 1630
Dates: December 1-5, 2014
Location: Vermont Police Academy
 
Tuition: None, if initial training, includes accommodations and lunch.
Audits - Commute $89.50; Overnight $231.50.
 
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
 

* This 40-hour course provides police officers with the knowledge and skills to operate the DataMaster Infrared Breath Testing Device used to collect evidentiary breath samples for DUI cases. The course, delivered by VCJTC certified instructors, instructors from the Department of Health, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program and the State's Attorney's Office, provides Infrared Breath Testing Device Certification.

The following topics are also discussed:

  • DUI Law and Case Law
  • Physiological and Psychological Effects of Alcohol
  • DUI Detection and Apprehension Techniques
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises
  • DUI Processing Forms
  • Courtroom Testimony at the DUI Trial
  • Introduction to Drugged Driving

* Officers must bring their own copy of Title 23.

* Homework Required.


Laser Operator Certification (NHTSA)

This course is offered regionally about 4 times each year and twice at the Academy (post-basic, limited seating).
Coordinator: Sara Couture
Length of course: 8 hours
Course hours: 0800 - 1630
Date/Location: November 26th 2014 - Post Basic
 
Tuition: $19.50 @ the Vermont Police Academy (includes lunch & materials); Cost is $4.50 off campus (includes materials).
 
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
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Certification course. This course provides officers training in the setup, testing and operation of any LASER speed measuring device.
  • Participant is urged to bring a Laser device to class.
  • Four hours in classroom.
  • Four hours supervised practical training. (Officers should be in uniform and prepared for traffic enforcement.)