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111th Graduation Update

Graduation of the 111th Basic Recruit Class is scheduled for August 20, 2021. Currently, the event is scheduled with no restrictions, as part of the State of Vermont Forward Plan

Please check this notice, prior to the event, for any changes in event restrictions or mandates associated with attendance.


During its Wednesday 7/21/21 meeting, and based on a recommendation from its Entrance Testing Working Group, the Vermont Criminal Justice Council voted to suspend the current written entrance test effective immediately.  The Council expects to replace that written entrance test exam with a new exam in the near future; but until that date the Council will not require the administration of the written entrance test exam for a candidate’s admission to any Vermont Police Academy training, including the Level II Basic Training Class in September 2021 and the 112th Level III Basic Training Class in February 2022.

The Academy will continue to conduct the MMPI and PT entrance tests for agencies.  But because of the elimination of the written entrance test exam, the schedule for the entrance testing process will change.  We ask that candidates arrive at the Academy at 8:30AM with ID and dressed in PT gear.  PT will start at 9:00AM.  For candidates who will be continuing with the MMPI, the test will begin at 11:00AM.

We understand many agencies have candidates registered through the end of the year.  These candidates no longer need to be registered for the written entrance test exam; but they will be required to go through the registration process for the PT and MMPI.

We ask each agency to please reach out to the candidates that the agency has registered and ensure these candidates are aware of the updated changes.  We will be posting information on our website and through various media platforms.

All questions pertaining the process moving forward with entrance testing can be directed to VCJC Director of Administration, Lindsay Thivierge (

MMPI and Physical Testing Dates

  • July 27, 2021
  • August 10, 2021
  • August 24, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 5, 2021
  • October 19, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • November 30, 2021

The Vermont Criminal Justice Council Statement Concerning the George Floyd Murder Trial

Information Regarding Use of Force Training during COVID-19 Restrictions

Creation of the Council Advisory Committee.

Per 20 VSA 2410 the Council Advisory Committee has been created. The Council Advisory Committee shall advise and assist the Criminal Justice Training Council in developing procedures to ensure that allegations of unprofessional conduct by law enforcement officers are investigated fully and fairly, and to ensure that appropriate action is taken in regard to those allegations. This is a governor appointed committee and as such interested persons should follow this link to submit an application to join.