K9 Training

Current Classes


37th Basic Canine Patrol School

  • Length of Course: 544 hrs
  • Course Hours: 0800 – 1600 hrs, 1600 - 2300 hrs.
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy and Satellite Locations
  • Dates: July 10, 2017 - October 27, 2017
  • Tuition:
    • Commuting Student: $1369.00
    • Overnight Student: $3449.00 Includes Equipment Assessment Fee, Facility Use Fees, Meals, and Accommodations
  • Prerequisites:
    • Canine evaluation prior to acceptance into the program.
    • Handlers are required to meet the minimum Police Academy physical fitness requirements (50th percentile).
    • Team Specific Program
  • Certifications Available: VCJTC

For further information contact Canine T.C. Bob Ryan by email at Robert.Ryan@vermont.gov or phone at 802-483-6202

Course Completion

Participants will be required to meet the following requirements to successfully complete the course.             

Canine
  •   A trail one and one-half (1.5) miles in length, one-half hour old, with or without a scent article;
  •   Building search locating both low and high suspects;
  •   Sit-watch (officer protection);
  •   Recall (call-back);
  •   Distance apprehension;
  •   Multi-Person apprehension;
  •   Apprehension from a vehicle;
  •   Tactical obedience and gunfire;
  •   Obedience and agility.
Handler
  •   Handler must successfully pass a written examination.
  •   Canine Care and First Aid;
  •   Training Philosophy and Techniques;
  •   Use of Force, and K-9 Case Law;
  •   Search Tactics;
  •   Land Navigation.

Contact the Vermont Police Academy K9 Training Staff for more information at 802.483.6202


Canine Basic Tracking

  • Length of Course: 240 hrs
  • Course Hours: 0800 – 1630 hrs
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Dates: July 10, 2017 - August 18, 2017
  • Tuition:
    • Commuting Student: $593.00
    • Overnight Student: $1553.00.

 

For further information email Canine T.C., Bob Ryan or call 802-483-6202.

 


Canine Drug Detection School

  • Length of Course: 240 hours
  • Course hours: 0800-1600 hrs
  • Location: VT Police Academy
  • Dates:
    • January 9th – February 17th 2017 0800 – 1630 hrs
    • March 6th - April 14th 2017.
  • Tuition:
    • ​Commuting: $588.00
    • Overnight: $1549.00 (includes Equipment Assessment Fee, Facility Use Fees, Meals, Accommodations)
  • Prerequisites:
    • Canine evaluation prior to acceptance into the program. 
    • Handlers required to meet the minimum Police Academy physical fitness requirements (50th percentile).
  • Certifications Available: VCJTC

 

For further information contact Canine T.C. Bob Ryan.

 


Urban Tracking

  • Length of Course: 40 hrs
  • Course Hours: 0800 – 1630 hrs
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Date: June 5 - 9, 2017
  • Tuition:
    • ​Commuting Student: $143.00
    • Overnight Student: $303.00.
  • Prerequisite: Canine teams who have completed Basic Patrol or Basic Trailing School.

 

For further information email Canine T.C. Bob Ryan or call 802-483-6202.


Wilderness Tracking

  • Length of Course: 40 hrs
  • Course Hours: 0800 – 1630 hrs
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Dates: June 19 - 23, 2017
  • Tuition:
    • ​Commuting Student: $143.00
    • Overnight Student: $303.00.
  • Prerequisite: Canine teams who have completed Basic Patrol or Basic Trailing School.

 

For further information email Canine T.C. Bob Ryan or call 802-483-6202.

 

 

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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