Motor Vehicle

Current Classes


Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.)

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 16 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 - 1600
  • Dates and Locations:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    • February 8 & 9 Burlington Police Department,  1 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05401     
    • April 5 & 6 at Lyndon State College, Harvey Academic Center, Room #111, St. Johnsbury
    • June 13 & 14 at the Vermont Fire Academy (on the same property as the Vermont Police Academy)
    • August 22 & 23 at VSP – Westminster barracks  
    • Oct 3 & 4 at Colchester PD
    • Dec 6 & 7 at the Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: 
    • Free for all Vermont Officers
    • Tuition for Out of State Officers:
      • $13.00 regionally (lunch is on your own)                                                                                            
      • $48.50 commuting to the VPA (lunch included)                                                                                  
      • $67.00 overnight @ VPA (breakfast, 2 lunches, and dinner included)

 

Course Description

This course is designed to assist officers in becoming more proficient  detecting and  apprehending,  impaired drivers. Upon completion of this training,  officers will be  capable of detecting impairment caused by substances other than alcohol.  All candidates must currently be actively involved in impaired driving enforcement.

Officers MUST be highly skilled in the administration and interpretation of  SFSTs.  Your proficiency will be tested by certified SFST Instructors.  SFSTs are strongly emphasized and you can expect to increase your skill level in using these tests after taking this course. 

This training is an essential tool for officers dedicated to saving lives by removing impaired drivers from our roads. In addition, knowledge and skills obtained during  A.R.I.D.E.  will facilitate better communication and transfer of critical roadside indicators of impairment to the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) who may be called for a more complete and accurate assessment of impairment. For those considering the pursuit of DRE training, A.R.I.D.E. will serve as a career path step towards achieving that goal


Commercial Vehicle Awareness - Level I

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 8 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 - 1630
  • Date: October 2, 2017
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: Commuting $18.50 includes materials and lunch.  If you are taking levels 1 & 2 and want to stay overnight - $192.00 includes materials, meals, and overnight lodging (3 nights, 4 days). 
  • Registration: Open to any police officer who has a working knowledge of Title 23 and experience in motor vehicle stops.  Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

 

Course Overview:

  1. Safety around commercial vehicles during the stop
  2. Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Canadian CDL familiarization
  3. International Fuel Tax Agreement
  4. Apportioned registrations
  5. Commercial Vehicle regulations
  6. Inspection Manual
  7. Accident Protocol

Commercial Vehicle Awareness - Level II - Size & Weights

  • Coordinator:   Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 24 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 - 1630
  • Date:  October 3 – 5, 2017
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: Commuting - $54.50 includes materials and lunch.  Overnight - $134.50 includes materials, meals, and overnight lodging.  If you are taking levels 1 & 2 and want to stay overnight - $192.00 includes materials, meals, and overnight lodging (3 nights, 4 days). 
  • Registration: Open to officers who have at least 3 years of motor vehicle experience.  MUST have completed Commercial Vehicle Awareness - Level I or attended the CMV Awareness/Size & Weights Truck School (40-hour) training that we have hosted in the past.  Contact the Vermont Police Academy at (802) 483-6228 for more information.  Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

Course Overview:

  1. Commercial vehicle size enforcement
  2. Commercial vehicle weight enforcement
  3. Oversize permits
  4. DMV Rule 25
  5. Practical exercise/evaluation

DUI Enforcement Certification

  • Coordinator: Cynthia Taylor-Patch
  • Length of course: 40 hours (5 days)
  • Course hours: 0800 - 1630
  • Dates:
    • April 24 - 28
    • June 5 – 9 **
    • October 9 -13
    • November 27 – December 1**
    • **Post-basic classes.  Preference will be given to graduates of thecurrent Basic Training Classes.
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: None, if initial training, includes accommodations and lunch.
    • Audits - Commute $127.00; Overnight $281.00.
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

This 40-hour course provides police officers with the knowledge and skills to operate the DMT 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.


NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

This course is offered approximately four times each year at the academy, two of which are during Post-Basic classes, resulting in limited seating. Regional trainings may also occur throughout the year.

  • Coordinator:            Leslie Bodette
  • Length of Course: 8 hours
  • Course hours:         0800-1600
  • Date/Location:       
    • April 27, 2017 VPA
    • May 31, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
    • September 28, 2017 VPA
    • November 22, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
  • Tuition: None if initial training for Vermont law enforcement officers.
    • Repeat/audit - $22.00 @ 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@vermont.gov

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.

 


NHTSA Laser Operator Certification

This course is offered approximately four times each year at the academy, two of which are during Post-Basic classes, resulting in limited seating. Regional trainings may also occur throughout the year.

  • Coordinator:            Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 8 hours
  • Course hours:         0800 - 1600
  • Dates/Location:     
    • May 22, 2017 VPA
    • June 15, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited seating)
    • November 1, 2017 VPA
    • TBD (in December 2017, Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
  • Tuition: None if initial training for Vermont law enforcement officers.
    • Repeat/audit - $22.00 @ 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@vermont.gov
    • 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.)

Supervising Sobriety Checkpoints

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of Course: 5 hours
  • Course Hours: 1500 to 2000 hours
  • Date & Location: September 21, 2017 at Rutland Police Department
  • Tuition: Commute - $16.50 (dinner is included)
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

This course will familiarize the student with the general aspects of coordinating a Traffic Enforcement Program within their agency.

Topics will include:

  •  Vermont Highway Safety issues and priorities
  •  Grant procurement and administration
  •  Crash data analysis and using it to justify your program
  •  State and National programs
  • Role of the traffic supervisor
  • DUI/Sobriety checkpoint law
  • Using the media effectively
  • Principles of traffic enforcement
  • Canine operations and checkpoints

 

As we in Vermont realize, it is getting increasingly difficult to “do more with less.” This course will prepare the student to coordinate local and county-wide initiatives to further our primary highway safety goal of reducing deaths and injuries on our roadways. An actual sobriety checkpoint will be set up at the end of the lesson so Department uniforms MUST be worn to this training.


VIN Verification

  • Coordinator: Leslie Bodette
  • Length of course: 4 hours
  • Course hours: see below
  • Dates/Times:                                                                                             
    • April 6th 2017, 12pm to 4:30pm
    • October 17th, 2017, 12pm to 4:30pm                                                                                      
  • Fingerprint Certification is offered in the morning on the same dates and must be registered for separately.
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: None, if initial certification. Repeat/audit - $19.50
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

It has been said that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the motor vehicle’s equivalent to the human’s DNA.  The VIN’s 17 characters provide vehicle specifications such as where it was manufactured, in what year, the make, model, and body type.  American motor vehicle manufacturers have been using VINs on their cars since 1954, but it was not required on all vehicles by NHTSA until the manufacturing of the 1981 model year.

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV) Inspectors instruct the VIN Verification Course.  Participants who successfully complete this course will be certified by the VT DMV to verify VINs as required by the Agency of Transportation on certain documents.

The skills and knowledge developed in this class will also enhance an officer’s ability to detect stolen vehicles, cloned vehicles and vehicles with altered VINs.

Successful completion of a written examination at the conclusion of the course is required for certification.


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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