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

The following links will take you off site, please read them over carefully for Training Dates and Registration Information


Advanced CSI

  • Date: September 30 – October 4, 2019. 8:00 am - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Vermont Fire Academy, 93 Davidson Drive Pittsford VT 05763
  • Cost: $595
  • Registration: TO REGISTER, CALL US AT (850)332-0141 OR VISIT US AT WWW.FORENSICPIECES.COM

This all-encompassing 40-hour workshop will provide

the investigator with both hands-on training as well as thought-provoking discussions while using advanced crime scene investigation techniques. This course was designed for the detective wishing to either refresh or advance their overall skills in the examination of major crime scenes while using proper documentation and examples of testing evidence as well as the overall crime scene.

Using the latest research with the application of the newest crime scene techniques will be among the many topics of discussion.  This training will incorporate numerous field training exercises to assist the investigator in honing the skills necessary to properly handle a crime scene, no matter how big or how small. The course includes an overview of how to approach and examine major crime scenes, along with interactive training while also allowing the opportunity to present the physical evidence recovered from mock scenes in a courtroom setting for peer review. All advanced instructional techniques will be illustrated with actual case scenarios.These training hours may be applied toward the International Association for Identification Crime Scene Certification application.  Don’t miss out on this exciting training!

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Case management
  • Safety and advanced equipment for the Forensic toolbox
  • Dust track evidence recovery
  • Tool and bite mark recovery
  • Alternate light source applications
  • Blue-Star forensic detection for latent blood
  • Latent print blood enhancement
  • Autopsy evidence
  • Bloodstain pattern identification and documentation
  • Gunshot residue
  • Report writing
  • Expert witness testimony
  • And many more exciting CSI techniques!

WHAT TO BRING CLASS:

Casual attire is suitable.  A laptop computer, digital camera with macro capabilities, tripod, and alternate light sources with barrier filters are highly recommended to help enhance the learning experience but are not required to attend.


Ambush Survival Tactics

Cost $350

Course Content

This two-day course is designed for law enforcement officers assigned to uniform patrol, street crimes or a violent offender unit.   This course has minimal classroom mixed with practical hands on training. It will teach the student how to perform physically under stress during violent encounters against them and the citizens in their community.  This course includes two training segments which include both tactical and medical.  Upon completing the course students will receive a certificate for law enforcement responders in TECC/TCCC and a certificate for tactical patrol techniques.  With increasing violence to law enforcement officers, practical scenario-based training is paramount to their survival.  Officers must be prepared mentally and physically to deal with any type of violent encounter. They must be confident with their abilities and have a solid working knowledge of what actions and tactics to use including medical trauma care.  This course will provide the student with a strong platform to build from and expose them to the following realistic and practical training:

  • Mental and physical techniques for maintaining your peak performance to WIN
  • Less lethal and deadly force decision making through scenario-based training
  • Dynamic and Slow deliberate structure clearing techniques
  • Techniques for traffic stops and related violent vehicle encounters
  • Close quarter shooting tactics
  • Low light movement tactics and clearing techniques
  • Armed suicidal subject encounters; "Suicide by Cop"
  • Hostage situations: containment vs. immediate action
  • Tactics for foot pursuits 
  • Tactics for ambushes
  • Rescue carries and trauma medical equipment needed
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC/TCCC) for law enforcement responders 

To register follow the link to RAD Training Inc., scroll through the dates, and select the Pittsford, VT training on August 21-22, 2019, which will bring you directly to registration through RAD Training Inc.

http://www.radtraininginc.com/training-calendar

 

If you wish lodging and meals at the Vermont Police Academy, click the link below and register through EventBrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lodgingmeals-for-ambush-survival-tactics-course-tickets-62206038937


AR-15/M16 CARBINE  ARMORER’S COURSE

  • Date and Time: August 20 - 21, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

  • Location: Derby Fish & Game Club (Range), 75  Fish and Game Road, Derby, VT 05829

  • Registration: Contact Cindy Thompson for registration
    Email: cthompson@windhamweaponry.com
    Telephone: 207-893-2223 x610  /  Toll-free: 1-855-808-1888

  • Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of AR platform operation.

  • Qualifications for the Class: Must be active in Law Enforcement, or covered under HR218, or possess a current Concealed Carry Permit, or have a current FFL, or work for a business that holds a current FFL.

  • Gear Requirements: None - all weapons and armorer’s tools will be provided by TacticaLogic and/or Windham Weaponry.

Introduction: This is the premier course in the United States. It sets the benchmark certification for the industry and is designed for the professional who wants the designation of AR-15/M16 Armorer. The course covers the AR-15/M16 platforms and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return firearms to military specs, perform function inspections, check headspace and more.

Armorer training classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of familiarity with the topics covered. Class begins at 08:30 hours.  Upon completion, graduates will be able to repair and maintain the AR-15/M16 platform to military specifications. They will be issued a three-year certification, and receive one-on-one TacticaLogic / Windham Weaponry phone and/or e-mail support.

Qualifications for the Class: Must be active in Law Enforcement, or covered under HR218, or possess a current Concealed Carry Permit, or have a current FFL, or work for a business that holds a current FFL.
Gear Requirements: None - all weapons and armorer’s tools will be provided by TacticaLogic and/or Windham Weaponry.


Designated Marksman School

  • Date: October 10-11, 2019 at Hale Mountain Fish & Game Club Range 684 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Shaftsbury, VT 05262
  • Cost: $399 per student. 10% discount for members of the ASA or state’s tactical officers’ assn. upon proof of affiliation.
  • Registration: Register online at the centermass website
    • PREREQUISITE: Students must be proficient and qualified patrol rifle operators at their agency.

  • Overnight accommodations: Hampton Inn Bennington 51 Hannaford Square, Bennington, Vermont, 05201, USA TEL: +1-802-440-9862.The rate is for October 10 $125.  Mention Center Mass training for this discount when you speak to the front desk - not the reservation system or email Abby.pepper@hilton.com

This school is designed to enhance a patrol rifle operator’s ability to place accurate fire using magnified optics upon targets that are partially exposed or hostage-takers encountered during patrol operations. This level of training is the next progression for law enforcement patrol rifle preparation. It enables an agency to field a group of first responders who have the training, equipment and ability to deliver more precise shot placement than an ordinary patrol rifle operator. The graduate will possess the knowledge and skills required to effectively operate a patrol rifle using a magnified optic and will be able to fill the void that exists between the ordinary patrol rifle operator and the time it takes for the response of a police sniper. This course is recommended for currently trained and proficient patrol rifle operators and instructors. Students should be in good physical condition.

EQUIPMENT: A semi-automatic patrol rifle in .223/5.56 or 308 caliber with a sling, quality “combat proven” magnified optic capable of less than 2x magnification on the lowest setting and no greater than 8x on highest setting. Examples of appropriate optics include a variable power scope, ACOG, or red dot sight with magnifier. Students should bring 300 rounds of duty grade rifle ammunition, duty pistol with holster and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition.

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Tkac


Drug Investigation Class

  • Date: October 2-4, 2019 at South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington VT 05403
    • Class will be held from 8:00AM-5:00PM each day (class on Friday Oct. 4th will end at 12:00PM).
  • Registration: Register online at www.bbsnarctraining.com. Course will cost $195.00 Each student will receive the text book Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving (group discounts available).
  • The Drug Investigation Class is designed for all law enforcement officers interested in working narcotic cases.  The techniques taught in this training have been proven effective and are being used by detectives and uniformed officers around the country.  The student will learn investigative tactics they can put to use on their next shift.  The class will cover numerous investigative techniques to include; Undercover Work, Interdiction of Drug Houses, Handling Informants, Testifying in Court on a Drug Case as well as other topics.

    The instructor for the class will be Brian Sallee.  Brian is a detective with the Albuquerque Police Department and has over 38 years of police experience and has spent 29 years working narcotics.  Brian does expert witness in criminal cases assisting the prosecution and civil cases assisting officers being sued.  He has written two books Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving and The Methamphetamine Handbook: What You Need to Know.   


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 www.fbileeda.org 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: rhoague@essex.org. 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.)


FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute

  • Date: September 21 - 25, 2020 at Essex Police Department 145 Maple St., Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • Registration: Register online at www.fbileeda.org 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 Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is an innovative 4 1/2-day program designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and those leaders aspiring to executive-level leadership positions. ELI focuses on the emerging challenges facing 21st century police leaders, as well as planning and navigating the political waters of executive leadership. This highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “cops talking to cops" model of professional development where students will engage in guided leadership discussions with instructors and other students. The course first looks inward to identify the forces of change and emerging trends within law enforcement, such as the challenges of recruiting, hiring and leading different social generational cohorts and different cultural groups within the workforce. The ELI also presents leadership strategies that emphasize the importance of public trust and legitimacy, officer wellness, social and emotional intelligence.

For 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: rhoague@essex.org. 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.)


L.E.A.D. : Five Day New Instructor Training

Open to any Officer never trained in any drug and violence prevention program. (Successful completion certifies the Officer as a L.E.A.D. Instructor in the K-8 Too Good for Drugs Curricula and the Too Good for Violence-Social Perspectives K-8 curricula.)

The Too Good Programs align with the Vermont Elementary Health Education Curriculum Guideline, the American School Counselor Association Student Standards and National Health Education Standard


L.E.A.D.: One Day Instructor Curricula Training

For Officers already teaching School Based Prevention & Educators who are collaborating with their Law Enforcement Agency to Implement L.E.A.D. (Successful completion certifies the Educator/ Officer as a L.E.A.D. Instructor in the K-8 Too Good for Drugs Curricula and the Too Good for Violence-Social Perspectives K-8 Curricula.)


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 tjones@gs-pcc.com, or you can register at GS-PCC.com – Credit Cards Accepted
    For information on GSPCC, go to GS-PCC.com
     

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 

REID Technique of Investigative Interviewing and Advanced Interrogation

  • Location: Burlington Police Department, 1 North Ave, Burlington Vermont
  • Date and Time: October 8 - 11 2019 from 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Course Registration and Cost: register on-line at www.reid.com, $575 per person

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This single 4-day program is our most comprehensive program on THE REID TECHNIQUE® process. We have integrated all of our material from our standard 3-day program and our 1-day advanced program into a single presentation using one outline book to give participants a complete presentation of THE REID TECHNIQUE®.

 

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior to assess the credibility of a victim, witness or suspect’s statements
  • How to use behavior provoking questions in the interview process
  • How to use THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION® to:
    • Develop interrogation strategies
    • Develop themes (persuasive statements)
    • Develop the alternative question to elicit the first admission
    • Handle the more defiant subject and ‘overcome objections’; address the subject’s fears; move past the subject’s denials and motivate the subject to want to tell the truth

Supervisor Leadership Institute

  • When: August 26 - 30

  • Where: Rutland City Police Department 108 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701

  • Cost: $695

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

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.

Get local information for this training opportunity by contacting Commander Greg Sheldon of the Rutland City Police Department at 802-773-1816 or email at Gregory.Sheldon@Vermont.gov. For hotel reservations please contact Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Dr., Rutland – 802-775-1911.
Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional staff.
You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend


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 www.fbileeda.org 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


SUPERVISING PATROL CRITICAL INCIDENTS

  • Date: April 2 -3 2020,  register by 3-3-2020
  • Location: Milton Police Department - 37 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468
  • Registration: Register online at https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20192210
  • 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


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

  • DATE: Monday October 7, 2019
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: State House - Room 11, Montpelier
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2019

 

  • DATE: Wednesday October 9, 2019
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: HCRS - Springfield, 390 River Streer- Springfeild VT
  • COST: FREE with food/breaks provided
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1st, 2019

 

  • 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
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2020

 

  • 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
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2020

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.

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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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