Conferences and Workshops

Please Note: The Academy assists other organizations by advertising their conferences, workshops, and other training programs on this webpage.  However, one should not assume that the Academy is endorsing programs listed here, nor are we responsible for the training or registration unless otherwise noted.  Please read the training descriptions carefully for more information! Thank you!

State Conferences and Workshops

Off Site Links

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Alco-Sensor FST PBT device

Intoximeters offers complementary online training for the Alco-Sensor FST PBT device.  The link to the training is http://training.intox.com/asfst/. Click here for more information on the registration process. 

Officers can choose the “Supervisor” option when registering themselves for the training.  Students should have an AS FST device with them as they go through the program so they can practice the various procedures and registration will require them to enter a serial number in order to complete.


Gracie Survival Tactics

  • Attire and Equipment to Bring:
    • Tops: T-shirt (Long Sleeve recommended) or sweats. No Gi top!
    • Bottoms: Long loose fitting athletic pants, tactical pants or Gi pants. Shorts acceptable but not recommended.
    • Feet: Barefoot recommended- no footwear other than wrestling shoes.
    • REQUIRED on the Last Day of Training: Duty Belt / Gun Belt with training gun (injection-molded, plastic or rubber) - Please no live lethal guns, chemical/OC sprays, knives live TASERs/CEWs in the training site.
    • If you are a detective or in CID and only wear a belt with a holster, then it is acceptable to wear that holster (or a similar training holster) with a training gun (injection molded, plastic or rubber gun)
    • Don’t forget to wear inner belt so that the gun belt can be securely fastened.
    • Optional: Groin & mouth protection. Load bearing equipment (helmet, body armor, gear, duty belt, etc.) is not part of training but may be used with permission from instructor on last day of training.
    • Other: Bring snacks, fruit & hydration drinks. Finger & toe nails must be clipped.

Almost a Century-Long Track Record
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ, was developed by Helio Gracie. Beginning in the 1920’s, Helio began his journey of tailoring the system to use various principles, such as leverage and distance management, to defeat opponents who were almost twice as large as him and much more athletic. Helio spent his long life testing and refining the techniques against all challengers.

After the UFC took the world by storm in 1993, people all over the world realized that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the only system that would give someone a realistic chance against a larger, more athletic opponent. Shortly thereafter, in response to requests by law enforcement officers, the Gracie Family extracted the simplest and most effective techniques to address the most common threat situations facing law enforcement professionals.

In the ensuing twenty years, GST has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies (Local, State, and Federal), and the program continues to evolve every single day based on the feedback from those who put themselves in harm’s way every day and night. As Rener Gracie likes to say “In the beginning, we were teaching jiu-jitsu TO law enforcement; now we’re teaching jiu-jitsu FOR law enforcement.”

A Perfect Fit for Today’s Tactical, Legal & Political Environment
The GST System has recently been reviewed both medically and legally for use in law enforcement. Furthermore, although GST was developed for its tactical effectiveness, its leverage-based techniques are less likely to cause serious injury to both the officer and arrestee. Also, GST’s benign appearance has a greater acceptance from a viewing public, which has been increasingly scrutinizing televised videos of police actions. Here are some links to those reviews as well as some articles about the system:

 

The GST Advantage
An encounter between a law enforcement professional and suspect is vastly different from a street fight or a sport jiu-jitsu match. Yet, some defensive tactics programs make no distinction. GST is the fastest growing defensive tactics program in the world because it is the only “jiu-jitsu based” program that is 100% law enforcement applicable that has also been proven in actual combat by US military troops around the globe. We built this highly successful program over the last 20 years on these three “truths:”

 

  1. The bad guy always has the ambush advantage.
    In a real fight, there is no referee to start or to stop the fight when you are getting assaulted. Only the suspect knows when and how he will attack. Any time you are close enough to conduct a pat-down, or to exchange documents, you are close enough to be ambushed. In the GST program, we teach simple and effective sudden assault defense strategies that enable you to neutralize the threat and achieve a position of advantage while minimizing injury to yourself and the bad guy.
  2. Never grapple with the suspect by choice.
    As a law enforcement professional, the public doesn’t pay you to fight fairly. If you enter into a “grappling match” with the suspect, you put yourself in great danger since the suspect could take your weapons and use them against you. If, however, the fight goes to the ground against your will, you must know what to do. In the GST program, we teach time-tested escape techniques that can be used to get you off the ground and back to your feet so that you can establish distance and utilize the appropriate force option to neutralize the threat. GST also features a series of leverage-based weapon retention principles you can apply in any grappling scenario to keep your weapons secure until you have the opportunity to disengage from the ground fight. Our philosophy is simple: Learn how to grapple, so you don’t have to.
  3. In a street fight, there is no “tap-out.”
    In sportive jiu-jitsu practice, the tap-out matters; in a fight for your life against an aggressive subject, it doesn’t. For law enforcement professionals, we understand that victory isn’t achieved until you neutralize the threat and apprehended the suspect. In the GST program we have devised a series of simple, yet reliable, handcuffing procedures you can use from virtually every position in the fight, and the techniques are applicable to both solo and partner arrests.

 

Tactical Gear Tested
We have tested every technique in the Gracie Survival Tactics course in body armor and a duty belt. In fact, we have included the full tactical gear demo for Level 1 and Level 2 techniques in the GST online video courses. At the five-day instructor certification courses, the techniques are practiced in duty gear to ensure universal effectiveness.

Educated "Bad Guys"

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, and the general public’s knowledge of basic fighting strategies and techniques has never been so high. There is a very real risk that a law enforcement professional will encounter a bad guy with some form of martial arts training. The GST program is designed to give law enforcement professionals – regardless of age, gender or athletic ability – the skills to: 1) Neutralize the threat, 2) Retain control of their weapons, and 3) Achieve a position of advantage so they can utilize appropriate force.

Remember, while you are reading this, the enemy is training.

WATCH: Suspect Uses “Rear Choke” on Police Officer

Multi-Level System
The GST system of two levels of instructor certifications:

  • Level 1 Instructor Certification consists of 23 lessons that address the most common scenarios that a law enforcement professional is likely to confront.
  • Level 2 Instructor Certification adds 15 more lessons to complete the system that will give LE professionals the tools to survive and prevail in the ever-changing, fast-paced environment of today’s streets.

Internal Affairs Investigations

This course is designed for individuals assigned to the responsibility of conducting internal affairs investigations as well as supervisors and command personnel with departmental oversight.

Law enforcement administration is charged with the responsibility and has the authority to maintain discipline within the police department. Citizens should be provided a fair and effective avenue for redress of their legitimate grievances against members of the department. The department also has the responsibility to protect members of their agency from false allegations. This course offers a global perspective of the internal affairs process in a systematic framework designed to provide for informed decisions.

Length of Course:

8AM to 5PM, Day 1
8AM to Noon, Day 2


Team Two: LAW ENFORCEMENT and MOBILE CRISIS TRAINING RESPONDING TO A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

 

  • DATE: Wednesday September 30, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Zoom platform – you will be sent an invitation after you are registered
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2020

 

  • DATE: Wednesday October 7, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Zoom platform – you will be sent an invitation after you are registered
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2020

 

  • DATE: Wednesday October 28, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Zoom platform – you will be sent an invitation after you are registered
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 21, 2020

 

  • DATE: Wednesday November 4, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Zoom platform – you will be sent an invitation after you are registered
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 28, 2020

 


Traffic Incident Management

Traffic incident management is the process of coordinating the resources of a number of different public and private sector partners to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible to reduce the duration and impacts of incidents, while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public.

The training addresses all aspects of incident response, from the moment the first emergency call is made to the correct positioning of response vehicles and equipment, to a safe work area using traffic control devices, to final scene clearance.

The four-hour, in-person training brings police, firefighters, DOT, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders together to foster relationships and engage in interactive training. They learn how to work together in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made to final scene clearance.

To find dates and times for Traffic Incident Management courses check the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security training calander


National White Collar Crime Center Online Courses

Visit the National White Collar Crime Center Website

Economic Crime Foundation Series (ECFS), NW3C's first complete Online Distance Learning Program

The Economic Crime Foundation Series (ECFS), consists of five self-paced introductory level courses

  • Introduction to White Collar Crime
  • Elder Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Disaster Fraud
  • Money Laundering

The Summit: Center for State Employee Development

Visit The Summit Website

The Vermont Department of Human Resources' "The Summit: Center for State Employee Development"  has openings in many of its courses covering a wide range of professional development, leadership, and health and wellness topics. Grant writing, facilitation, performance measurement, systems thinking, and emotional intelligence are among the many offerings. Many courses are free, although a fee is charged for some. The Summit is located in the Osgood Building, Waterbury State Office Complex, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT. Check out their website for more information.

Contact Information

Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
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Pittsford, VT 05763
Phone: 802.483.6228
Fax: 802.483.2343

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