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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Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers and Educators

Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers and Educators (AMHT) is designed to help school resource officers and school personnel to better identify and respond to students who are suspected of having a mental health need. It was developed by the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) at Policy Research Associates and is intended to help school resource officers and other school professionals develop the critical skills and capacity for appropriately responding to the many predictable behavior issues that are typically observed among adolescents with mental health needs.

NASRO AMHT Course Description, Outline, Course Objectives, and Agenda


Duration:  1.5 days (12 hours)

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.

Basic SRO

The NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment and with school administrators. The course provides tools for officers to build positive relationships with both students and staff. The course is also beneficial for educational professionals dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and functions of an SRO.

NASRO Basic SRO Course Description, Outline, Course Objectives, and Agenda

Cost:  $495 per person for non-NASRO members and includes one year NASRO membership/ $445 per person for NASRO members

DMT Mandatory Training

Attendance of this training by all agency DMT supervisors is MANDATORY and will cover software updates to the DMT.

The Vermont Forensic Lab in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Liquor And Lottery are announcing virtual training sessions regarding a software update to the DMT. Attendance of this training by all agency DMT supervisors is MANDATORY and will cover important 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.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all training sessions will be held virtually. Please include a valid email during registration as instructions for joining this event will be e-mailed out to attendees in advance. There will be 4 total training sessions.  Our scheduled dates and times Tuesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 23rd at 9am and 1pm.

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

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

NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course

  • July 20-24


The NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment and with school administrators. The course provides tools for officers to build positive relationships with both students and staff. The course is also beneficial for educational professionals dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and functions of an SRO. The course emphasizes three main areas of instructions: Law Enforcement Function –Instruction on the differences between law enforcement when conducted inside a school environment including understanding the teen brain and de-escalation techniques. Mentoring Students –Instruction designed to provide tools to be a positive role model for youth including informal counseling techniques. Guest Speaking –Instruction on a variety of instructional techniques as well as classroom management tools to provide law-related education to students. Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with information regarding the school resource officer concept and the skills necessary for its successful implementation.


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.

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

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.

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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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