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Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Council Minutes and Agendas

The Council meets the first and third Wednesday of every month. Click here to learn more and join our public meetings.

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Vermont Police Academy

Certification and Training Programs

Becoming a certified officer in Vermont - Levels of certification and the Out of Jurisdiction (OOJ) waiver process

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Important Dates

Race Data Reporting September 1, 2023. All submissions should be emailed to

Traffic Stops & Race Data | Criminal Justice Council (

Annual Training Requirements for agencies are due March 1, 2024 for training obtained from January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023. All waivers for training needed outside of 2023 need to be submitted by December 31, 2023. Each agency has until March 1, 2024 to submit the 2023 annual training affidavit. See more information here: Annual Training Requirements for Certification (Rule 13) | Criminal Justice Council (

Annual Training Requirements Summary

Dates for the 2023 Level II Academy is as follows:

  • September 11 -22, 2023

117th Basic Recruit Class Information

Paperwork Deadline:   Friday, December 8, 2023

Fitness Testing Dates: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 0830

                                    Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 0830

                                    Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 0830

Orientation:                 Friday, January 12, 2024 at 0830

Day One:                    Monday, February 5, 2024, at 0800