Vermont Fire Academy

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2018 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 13 
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2018 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 13 
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2018 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 13 
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2018 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 13 
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2017 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 15 - at Vermont Police Academy, Classroom 2
  • June 15
  • September 12
  • December 12
Thursday, June 15, 2017 (All day)

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2017 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 15 - at Vermont Police Academy, Classroom 2
  • June 15
  • September 12
  • December 12
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (All day)

Council Meeting

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2017 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford Vermont at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • March 15 - at Vermont Police Academy, Classroom 2
  • June 15
  • September 12
  • December 12
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (All day)

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

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 (Location TBD)
    • 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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

At Scene Crash Investigation

  • Coordinator:  Leslie Bodette
  • Length of Course:  80 hours (2 weeks, Monday-Friday)
  • Course Hours:  0830-1630 hours
  • Date:  May 8 – 19, 2017
  • Tuition:  Commuting-$272.50 includes lunch and materials), Overnight- $584.50 (includes materials lodging, and meals)
  • Pre-requisite:  Must be full-time certified, having taken the Basic Academy Crash Investigation course, have field experience, and a high aptitude and interest in collision investigation.
  • Registration:  Contact the Vermont Police Academy at 802-483-6228,  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 is an excellent opportunity for first line supervisors, as it will improve skills and better enable training and supervision.
    • This is a demanding course that involves homework, practical exercises, and advanced mathematical calculations.Successful completion provides a significant increase in collision investigation skills and will lead to being able to offer expert testimony.
    • Topics include calculating speed from skid marks and scuff marks, scale diagramming, lamp examination, photography and determination of physical evidence.The instructors will provide individualized attention as needed and all participants will actively take part in class, which will help develop familiarity with presenting this material, as might be done in court.
    • Officers will need to review their Basic Crash Investigation Manual and materials and bring the following: scientific calculator, drawing compass, mechanical pencil, and soft eraser. All other materials will be provided.
    • This course is a pre-requisite to Advanced and Reconstruction levels.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

Interacting with People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

Interacting with People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

  • Coordinator: Cindy Taylor-Patch
  • Length of course: 1 Day (8 hours)
  • Course hours: 0800 – 1630
  • Dates/Locations:
    • September 6, 2016 at Vermont Fire Academy
    • September 14, 2016 at Milton Fire Department
  • Tuition: Free

 

Email Director of Training Cindy Taylor-Patch for more information.

Course Description

Taught by experienced police officers and professionals from the disability services field, this course will cover a variety of issues surrounding this sometimes controversial topic.  Experts from many state and community agencies and advocates collaborated with VT officers to develop a curriculum that covers some basic ways to recognize a psychiatric or developmental disability and suggestions for positive ways to respond.  Our main purpose for offering this training is to promote officer safety and the safety of all others involved.  Other topics to be discussed include suicide risk factors, self-harming behaviors (ex. "cutting"), relevant laws and legal issues, stigma, resources and treatment options, and most importantly, de-escalation and communication skills.  Officers will gain the skills needed to professionally and effectively interact with people in crisis

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

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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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