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Interpersonal Violence

Basic Domestic Violence Training

  • Coordinator: Jenn Firpo
  • Length of course: 8 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 – 1630 hours
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Dates:
    • Wednesday, April 5, 2017  
    • Monday, June 21, 2017          
    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017   
  • Tuition: None, if initial certification. Repeat/audit - $20.50


 Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at

Course Description

Responding to reports of domestic violence continue to pose high risks and deep frustrations to police.

During this training, officers will review and, in the case of a new officer, learn the fundamentals on how to most effectively respond to domestic violence incidents, to include, reviewing:

  • The dynamics of domestic violence
  • Domestic violence related Vermont statutes and relevant case law
  • The investigation and creation of solid domestic violence cases for prosecutorial purposes
  •  Local and state resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence
  •  Dominant aggressor determination
  • Types of Vermont protection orders, their service, and enforcement

This course fulfills the domestic violence training requirement for:

  1. Persons going through the part-time police officer process
  2. Waiver officers.
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