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


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Advanced Law Enforcement Training in Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

  • Date and Time: March 11 2020, 8:00 - 5:00

  • Location: Norwich Police Department Conference Room, Norwich, Vermont

  • Registration:

    • To attend you must register in advance, at no cost, but space is limited, with the Grant Coordinator, contact information listed below.

      Arthur Smith, Esq.

      Elder Justice Grant Coordinator

      5 South Main Street, Suite # 205

      White River Junction, VT 05001


      (pronouns: he, him, his)

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in later Life (“NCALL”) in coordination with the Office of Violence Against Women (“OVW”), of the Department of Justice, has developed a training curriculum for detectives, investigators, supervisors, and specially trained enforcement officers and prosecutors to provide information about elder abuse and to provide advanced investigative strategies that enhance older victims’ safety and that hold more offenders accountable. In smaller jurisdictions, the advanced law enforcement training may be offered to selected front line (first responding) officers and supervisors who have already attended a NCALL developed basic law enforcement training.

Specifically, the target audience for this training includes detectives, investigators, supervisors, specially trained law enforcement officers, field training officers, and others who respond to and investigate cases of alleged or suspected elder abuse, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence, neglect and financial exploitation.

ALICE: Active Shooter Responce Training Instructor Course

  • Date and Time: April 21-22 2020, 8:00 - 5:00

  • Location: Mount Abraham Union High School 220 Airport Dr. Bristol, VT 05443

  • Registration: Register online at

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training is the leading program for response to violent critical incidents (VCI). VCI are man-made forms of violent disaster, including: active shooter, violent intruder, mass shooting, terrorism, workplace violence, and other unexpected tragedies.

The mission of ALICE is to save lives. Our training program empowers individuals to participate in their own survival using proactive options-based response strategies when faced with violence. Participating in ALICE Instructor Certification provides you the training necessary to teach others these lifesaving strategies.


Prior to your two-day class, you must complete the prerequisite ALICE Introduction for Instructors e-Learning course, which is included with this training. Within 5 minutes of your registration for ALICE Instructor Certification Training, you will receive an email invitation to setup an account to access this e-Learning course. This will give you the basic knowledge and foundation to prepare you for class. The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

ALICE Certified Instructor Role

Completion of this training program allows you to become an ALICE Certified Instructor (ACI).

As an ACI, you will receive the necessary training and materials to be able to conduct ALICE overview and refresher presentations and lead the hands-on portion of training in the ALICE Blended delivery model. In the ALICE Blended model, user-level training participants learn the ALICE strategies through the ALICE Basic e-Learning course and then these strategies are reinforced through hands-on training and application provided by an ACI.
ALICE Instructor Certification lasts for 2 years and is renewed online through the ALICE Instructor Re-certification e-Learning course.

Permitted Uses

Through the ALICE Blended delivery model (e-Learning + hands-on training), ACI’s may only provide training to their own organization and law enforcement officers may train public entities, within their jurisdiction, while on duty. Any other use, whether commercial or educational, is prohibited without the prior written consent of ALICE Training Institute.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe the history of active shooter events in America.
  • Discuss how the traditional Lockdown-only strategy became a standard response.
  • Discuss the history of options-based responses.
  • Identify the research and documents which support proactive, options-based strategies and training for civilians.
  • Explain the strategies of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.Apply ALICE Training as part of Organization Certification for their organization, through a blended learning model consisting of e-Learning and hands-on-demonstrations, practical scenarios, and evaluation drills.

Course Overview

This course will review the following:

  • History of ALICE.
  • Examination of Law Enforcement response time.
  • Data and rationale to support proactive, options-based strategies.
  • Implementation strategies using the blended learning model of ALICE Training.
  • Explanations of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform Counter, and Evacuate) strategies.
  • Activity: Participate in hands-on-demonstrations.
  • Activity: Participate in Scenarios.
  • Activity-Participants will engage in group projects related to their role in ALICE Implementation through blended delivery model and conducting class presentations. 

Instructor Resources*

At the end of this course, you will receive the following ALICE Certified Instructor Resources:

  • ALICE Instructor Certification e-Learning Course – valid for 2 years of certification
  • Instructor Led Demonstrations Guide
  • ALICE Safe Scenario Guide
  • ALICE Training Presentation
  • ALICE Implementation Presentation
  • ALICE Instructor Certificate
    Implementation support from a dedicated ALICE representative and the ALICE Client Success team

*all Instructor Resources are located in the ALICE e-Learning portal and are unlocked after you pass the Instructor Certification test.

Our training program empowers individuals to participate in their own survival using proactive options-based response strategies when faced with violence. Participating in ALICE Instructor Certification provides you the training necessary to teach others these lifesaving strategies.

Background Investigations for Police Applicants

Sponsored By: Vermont Police Academy

You select applicants for very sensitive public safety positions. Is your background process as efficient as it could be?  Are you satisfied with the information available on your new recruits?  Are you making informed hiring decisions?

Taught nationally, this 12-hour course will enable investigators to uncover more about an applicant's past. Through a systematic approach to the investigation, you will become better prepared to spot important discrepancies. In this course, you will learn about:



• MILITARY RECORDS                              • DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA


         • LEGAL ISSUES                                      • SOCIAL NETWORKING LAWS

         • BACKGROUND REPORT                          • MINIMUM STANDARDS

DMT Mandatory Training

  • Dates and Time: All trainings will be held at two times in each location 8am -11am and 1pm - 4pm

    • March 5 at Bennington Department of Health, 324 Main Street Bennington 

    • March 17 at Bellows Falls Fire Department, 170 Rockingham St Bellows Falls
    • March 19 at Hartford Fire Department, 812 VA Cutoff Rd White River
    • March 24 at Rutland Police Department, 108 Wales St Rutland
    • March 26 at New Haven Barracks, 2490 Ethan Allen Highway New Haven
    • April 9 at Colchester Police Depatment, 835 Blakely Rd Colchester
    • April 16 at Newport State Office, 100 Main St Newport
    • May 5 at Royalton VSP Barracks
  • Registration: RSVP to Sgt Melanie Gaiotti via phone (802-777-3478) or by email (

Attendance of this training by all agency DMT supervisors is MANDATORY and will cover software updates to the DMT.
The Division of Liquor Control will present on the POLD (Place of Last Drink) program and how that relates to the software update.
The collection of Place of Last Drink (POLD) data will help DLC focus training and enforcement actions on licensees who engage in service to intoxicated persons which impacts your communities and state-wide highway safety.

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute

  • Date: March 9 – 13, 2020 at Essex Police Department 145 Maple St., Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • Registration: Register online at or call 877-772-7712 for more information. The registration fee is $695/student. Class begins at 8:30 am. Dress: business casual.


The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is a inspiring and dynamic 4 ½-day course specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. As part of the Trilogy-series of leadership courses, the Command Leadership Institute focuses on real-life contemporary strategies and techniques for those aspiring to or in already in command-level assignments. Students will be engaged in such topics as command responsibility, discipline and liability, team building, resilient leadership, and leading change within an organization.

or local information regarding the training venue or hotel accommodations for this training opportunity, please contact Captain Ron Hoague of the Essex Police Department at 802-857-0093 or email: Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional civilian staff. (You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend.)

GLOCK Armorer Course

  • Date: June 30 at the Shelburne Police Department

  • Registration: Register online at

    • Students must bring safety glasses and a small flashlight

  • Cost: $250 per student, lunch included

  • Length: 8 hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Course Outline:
• Introduction
• Safety Check
• Safety Function
• Field Stripping
• Slide Disassembly and Reassembly
• Frame Disassembly and Reassembly
• Slide Options
• Frame Options
• Magazines
• Field Inspection Test
• Rifling
• Preventive Maintenance
• Lubrication
• GLOCK Sights
• Service Procedures
• Practical Examination
• Written Examination

Student Prerequisites:
• To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be active/retired law enforcement or military, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.

Armorer Course Objectives:
• Understand and be able to explain the design features of the GLOCK Safe Action System
• Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and service all GLOCK pistols by passing the Practical Examination and by scoring a minimum of 80% on the written examination

NRA School Shield Security Assessor Training

  • Dates: April 20-24, 2020
  • Host Agency: Norwich Police Department
  • Host Contact: Chief Jennifer Frank / / 802-649-1460
  • Cost: Free

The NRA School Shield Security Assessor Training is coming to Norwich, VT April 20-24, 2020! Hosted by the Norwich Police Department, this training is provided by the NRA as part of the NRA School Shield program launched in an effort to better equip law enforcement, security personnel, and school systems in their pursuit of safer schools and communities. The training will be conducted by certified NRA instructors who are current/former Law Enforcement Officers. The training is conducted in both a classroom and in the field at a local school campus and will focus on learning to detect threat potential and security weaknesses both day and night on and around a school campus.

To register for this free training, please contact: NRA School Shield at (844) 467-7723 or

This training is ideal for SROs, SSOs, supervisors within community policing units, school facilities personnel, and other officials tasked with a direct responsibility for school security. Featuring classroom instruction, tabletop exercises and hands- on opportunities, participants will benefit from a week of specialized training, networking and practical exercises at a local K-12 school.


Take advantage of this popular hands-on curriculum and learn how to better protect schools in your community with a comprehensive vulnerability assessment.


  • Date: April 2 -3 2020,  register by 3-3-2020
  • Location: Milton Police Department - 37 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468
  • Registration: Register online at
  • Cost: 
    • NTOA Individual Members: $241
    • NTOA Agency Members: (Includes 1 yr digital membership) : $266
    • Non-Member (Includes 1-year Individual Membership: $296

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT.  Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, incident command system fundamentals, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.  

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

1.    The characteristics of a crisis
2.    Basic law enforcement strategy
3.    Primary mistakes made during large-scale critical incidents
4.    Managing a dynamic tactical problem methodology
5.    The basic strategy for managing chaos
6.    The “Big 4” – hostage situations, barricaded suspects, active shooters and apprehending fleeing felons
7.    Incident Command System fundamentals
8.    Legal realities
9.    Crisis Leadership

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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



  • DATE: Monday April 27, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: State Office Building - CCV Conference Room, 100 Main Street, Newport
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided


  • DATE: Wednesday May 13, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive Miller 
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided

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

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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
317 Academy Road - Main Building
Pittsford, VT 05763
Phone: 802.483.6228
Fax: 802.483.2343

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