- Basic MEB/PR24 course
- Oleoresin Capsicum Certification Course
Dates: Nov 27, 2017, 8:00 AM –Fri, Dec 1, 2017, 4:00 PM
- Location: Vermont Police Academy
- Tuition: Free
Prerequisite: Current VCJTC Use-of-Force & Tactics Instructor Certification
Equipment: Training Attire, Athletic Shoes, Duty Belt, Handcuffs
For a law enforcement officer, being on the ground in an uncontrolled manner during a use-of-force encounter is a terrifying and dangerous predicament. Modern law enforcement officers should be confident and competent with all their use-of-force skills. Arguably, using force is one of the highest areas of police liability; both physically in the officer safety arena and legally in the courtroom. For officers, learning to defend themselves in a ground-fighting situation can help take their skillset to the next level. This intense and immersive five-day course will instruct currently certified VCJTC Use-of-Force & Tactics Instructors how to train officers to survive and succeed if they find themselves in a ground-fighting situation.
This newly revamped course has been refreshed and overhauled with an updated training curriculum, new techniques and updated training materials. Upon successful completion, currently certified Use-of-Force & Tactics Instructors will be able to train and certify other officers in skills acquired during this course based on individualized training needs. This program is open only to currently certified Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Certified Use-of-Force & Tactics Instructors.
VCJTC Rule 13 Firearms Qualifications for Handgun, Shotgun and Patrol Rifle, and Retired Officer LEOSA Qualifications
- Coordinator: Jason Williams
- Length of course: Dependant on number of courses wishing to complete
- Course hours: Participants should arrive at 0900. End time will be dependent on number of persons who show up to qualify.
- Location: Vermont Police Academy Range
- Date: 15 May, 2017 and 11 September, 2017
- Tuition (includes all administrative fees): None
PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE REGISTERING
This course provides an opportunity for those officers who do not have a department firearms instructor or other instructor available to have their annual Rule 13 qualifications completed for the calendar 2015 year, or who need a LEOSA qualification. There is no instruction provided during this course, and the officer is expected to come to the course fully prepared to complete the qualification. Officers participating in the course will be offered up to three attempts to pass. Please do not wear red colored clothing to the course, as due to new safety regulations imposed upon us, this color is used to indicate who the instructors are.
For active duty Vermont Certified Law Enforcement Officers
A copy of the qualification course that an officer attending may use to practice the handgun course with can be found by clicking here. The officer must bring, at a minimum: duty belt with holster that is regularly worn while on duty, handgun that is normally carried on duty, at least 2 magazines with belt mounted magazine pouches, protective vest normally worn on duty (if the officer does not wear a vest on duty they will still be required to wear one while shooting on the VPA range), at least 60 rounds of handgun ammunition which is the ballistic equivalent of the ammunition they carry on duty, and a hat with a brim.
For retired officers qualifying under LEOSA
A copy of the course that the retired officer will be qualifying on can be found by clicking here. Shooters MUST bring their official retirement identification card issued by the department from which they retired, OR a letter on the letter head of the department from which they retired indicating that they have retired from that agency and meet the qualifications to carry a handgun under LEOSA. This letter must be signed by the department head from which the officer retired. Eligibility under LEOSA will be verified prior to qualification documentation being issued. Officers from any jurisdiction within the United States who meet the LEOSA requirements may conduct their qualifications here. Retired officers attending this qualification must bring, at a minimum, the weapon with which they wish to qualify, 75 rounds of ammunition, and a hat with a brim.
A copy of the qualification course that an officer attending may use to practice the shotgun course with can be found by clicking here. An officer may qualify with buckshot or slugs, or both. Officers who choose to qualify with one and not the other are only qualified on that one type of ammunition. The officer must bring, at a minimum: the shotgun that the officer regularly carries on duty (or one of the exact make, model and gauge and the same accessories and appurtenances as the shotgun normally carried on duty, to include sights. Only a tube fed shotgun of proven law enforcement type will be permitted), 27 rounds of each ammunition type to qualify with both, or 27 rounds of the chosen ammunition type, protective vest normally worn on duty (if the officer does not wear a vest on duty they will still be required to wear one on the VPA range), hat with a brim.
Patrol Rifle Qualification:
A copy of the qualification course that an officer attending may use to practice the patrol rifle course with can be found by clicking here. The officer must bring, at a minimum: duty belt, holster and handgun normally carried on duty with at least 10 rounds of handgun ammunition, protective vest normally worn while on duty (if the officer does not wear a vest on duty they will still be required to wear on the VPA range), the patrol rifle that the officer normally carries while on duty (or one of the exact same make, model and caliber with the same accessories and appurtenances as the patrol rifle normally carried on duty, to include sights), 200 rounds of ball or duty rifle ammunition, two magazines with a capacity of at least 20 rounds each, something to carry a spare magazine in (can be a pants or vest pocket). Patrol rifle qualifications will be limited to the AR platform rifles and its variants, M14 rifles and its variants, and the Ruger Mini 14 and Ruger Mini 30. Please be aware that this qualification will be conducted on the VPA 25-yard range, and distance shooting (50 and 100 yard) will be completed on reduced size targets.
Upon the successful completion of the course(s) that the officer participates in, they will be issued an affidavit attesting to the fact that they have qualified under Rule 13 for that weapon type for their department head to report their annual training requirements to the Council, or documenting that qualification has been completed to qualify a retired officer under LEOSA. Those who do not successfully complete the course may schedule to be here on the makeup date. Eye and ear protection is available at the academy as well as loaner vests, and targets are included in the course fee. Please let the registrar know which qualification courses you wish to participate in when registering. These will be the only dates that will be available for qualifications to be completed by academy staff, except in the case of extreme emergencies (which are limited to medical leave or military deployment). Meals are not included during this program; please plan accordingly. Please direct any questions regarding this course and its requirements to Jason.Williams@vermont.gov or (802) 483-2735.