Basic Training Curriculum Summary



BASIC CURRICULUM SUMMARY ACTUAL HOURS
Communication  
Courtroom Demeanor 8
Communication & Conflict Resolution 8
Media/Police Relations 2
Report Writing 32
Total 50
Law  
Criminal Law 72
Motor Vehicle Law 44
Hazardous Material Recognition 8
Introduction to Fish & Wildlife 2
Alcohol Services Education & Alcohol Services Act 4
Introduction to Federal Agencies 2
Juvenile Law & Procedure 8
Police Liability 5
Landlord & Tenant Law 2
Use of Vermont Statutes 2
Total 149
Investigative Procedures  
Crash Investigation 36
Case Problems and Evidence Collection (CSI) 24
Death Investigation 4
Domestic Violence Response 12
Drug Identification & Investigation 8
Interview & Interrogation Techniques 16
Sexual Assault Investigation 12
Sexual/Physical Abuse of Children 12
Strangulation 2
Hate Crimes Investigation 4
Terrorism 4
NCIC/VCIC 4
Victims Assistance Program 2
Vulnerable Adult Abuse 2
Stalking 2
Gang Awareness 2
Total 146
PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR  
Sexual Harassment Policy 0
Stress Management 8
Core Values & Leadership Training 4
Foundations & Police Culture 4
Death Notification 2
Police Ethics 8
Community Policing 4
Fair & Impartial Policing 4
Total 34
Physical Fitness  
Nutrition Information 0
Physical Training 112
Total 112
Police Patrol Techniques  
Defensive Driving 32
Bloodborne Pathogens 2
Bomb Threats and Explosives Awareness 2
Patrol Procedures Classroom:   32
Dealing with People with Mental Illness 8
Dealing with the Deaf & Hard of Hearing 2
Dealing with People with Physical Disabilities 2
Children of Arrested Persons 1
K9 Operations 1
Traffic Incident Management Systems 4
Practice Scenarios 48
Final Scenarios 30
Active Shooter Response 4
Firearms 48
Use of Force & Tactics 54
Search and Rescue 2
Oleoresin Capsicum Certification 4
Total 276
Others  
Administrative/Staff Time 18
Drill and Ceremony 11
FINAL EXAMINATION 2
Total 31
Total Hours for Basic Training 798
Post Basic Instruction  
D.U.I/DRE Enforcement 40
V.I.N. Verification 4
Basic Fingerprinting Techniques 4
Doppler Radar Operation 8
First Aid and CPR 16
Spillman Training (optional) 8
Shotgun Training (optional) 8
LIDAR (Laser) (optional) 8
Animal Welfare Investigation 4
Child Passenger Safety 2
Patrol Rifle Familiarization 8
ICS 100 8
ICS 200 12
CEW Certification 16
Total Post-Basic Training 146
Total Training Hours 944

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Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
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Pittsford, VT 05763
Phone: 802.483.6228
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