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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2019 Vermont Police Association Yearly Conference Training

  • Date and Time: November 8th 2019 at 0800

  • Location: IDX GE Building at 40 IDX Drive, off Shelburne Rd. South Burlington VT.

  • Cost:

    • Members: Free

    • Non Members: $25 (Includes lunch)

Registration starts 07:00, “Below 100” class starts at 08:00–12:00, “Vermont Center for Responders Wellness” class starts at 13:00-17:00. Download the flyer for more information

Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics in Rural Areas

This course is designed to provide rural law enforcement officers with the nuanced legal aspects of arrest, search and seizure for narcotics offenses. This course covers the hazards associated with conducting drug interdiction operations in rural areas, the indications of narcotics activity during traffic stops, and the proper techniques for conducting vehicle searches for the detection and identification of drug traffickers.

This class will prepare the rural officer to disrupt drug trafficking, identify precursor chemicals and trafficking methods, and process the organized criminal threat to the security of communities. A strong emphasis is placed on intergovernmental cooperation and information sharing among agencies to better address narcotics threats, money laundering and ties to terrorism. This course recognizes that many rural law enforcement officers have limited resources available. These limited resources include a lack of financial availability, equipment, personnel and back-up officers.

This course will introduce low-cost or no-cost equipment for accomplishing interdiction missions and provide options when back-up officers are not available.

Topics Included
• Common law enforcement officer mindset errors and amendments
• Basic legal aspects concerning the laws of arrest, search and seizure in conjunction with the United States Supreme
Court rulings
• Traffic stop and observational techniques for identification of possible criminal narcotics activity
• Keys to identifying and disrupting narcoterrorist activities
• Roadside interviewing techniques including listening skill techniques and answer analysis
• Clandestine and rolling laboratory identification
• Identification of the signs of drug impairment in the human body
• Drug and paraphernalia identification
• Vehicle search techniques
• Multijurisdictional and intergovernmental operations


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.)

Leadership Development for First Line Supervisors


  • Dates: November 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2019
  • Times: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Milton Police Department, 37 Bombardier Road Milton, Vermont 05468
  • Cost: $325 per student
  • Registration: Contact Tim Jones at, or you can register at – Credit Cards Accepted
    For information on GSPCC, go to

This interactive, three-day leadership development class focuses on the foundations and development of leadership principles.  Attendees will learn the concepts of leadership & management, as well as:

  • Leadership, Management and emotional intelligence
  • Foundations for good communication & delegation
  • How to properly give orders
  • A supervisor’s role in training
  • Rewards & Discipline
  • Motivating employees
  • Team Building
  • Employee Retention
  • Administrative duties for first-line supervisors
  • Understanding personalities and “millennials”
  • Sustainability as a leader 

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.

Supervisor Leadership Institute - Norwich

  • When: January 20-24, 2020

  • Where: Norwich Police Department, 10 Hazen St, Norwich, VT 05055

  • Cost: $695

  • Registration: Register online at or call 877-772-7712 for more information.

    • Online registration is available until: 1/20/2020

The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute is a cutting edge 4 1/2-day program built especially for first-line supervisors and middle managers with the goal of enhancing their leadership competencies. The Supervisor Leadership Institute faculty members are senior law enforcement leaders who are committed to passing on their lessons learned.
Attendees will be engaged in personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, developing your people, performance management, risk management and credibility. This institute is student-centered and rich in facilitated dialogue and group work.

You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend


  • 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: Wednesday October 23, 2019

  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Bennington Fire Department Conference Room (upstairs), 130 River Street, Bennington VT
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 14, 2019


  • DATE: Wednesday November 13, 2019
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive Miller Conference Room
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 30, 2019


  • 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

The Criminal Patrol Stop “From the Roadside to the Front Door”. 

  • DATE: December 12-13
  • TIME: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Essex Police Department 145 Maple Street Essex VT 05452 
  • COST: $225.00 PER ATTENDEE
  • Registration: register at:
    • Contact Officer Josh Otey at 802-878-8331 or via Email at with questions

Criminal Interdiction a function of many law enforcement officer's normal duties is rarely taught at academies and in-service training. This 16 hour workshop is designed to address the many issues that are encountered during traffic stops. Officer safety issues will be covered in great detail, as safety is a primary consideration during a traffic stop. This workshop also concentrates on improving the attendees conversational and observational skills to facilitate the development of reasonable suspicion/probable cause during a traffic stop.

Attendees will be taught specific techniques that detect criminal activity and how to view every traffic stop/roadside interview in totality. Through the analyzing of actual traffic stop videos the attendee will be shown that no single behavior alone proves anything during the traffic stop encounter.

The attendee will be taught with a step-by-step approach on how to identify and locate manual, electronically controlled aftermarket compartments in passenger motor vehicles that are widely used today by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (Drug Trafficking Organizations)

The lead instructor for the workshop will be Alejandro (Alex) Gonzalez . Alex has over 29 years of experience in law enforcement, with over 19 of those years working full time criminal interdiction. Gonzalez has also trained thousands of law enforcement personnel throughout the nation as well as internationally.

National White Collar Crime Center Online Courses

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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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