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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


116th Graduation

Rules Public Hearing

Hearings are scheduled to offer the public an opportunity to discuss rule changes. Hearings will be offered remotely and in-person 11/28/23, 12/4/2023, and 12/12/2023. Visit our Council Rules page for further information.

DRE Informational & Recruitment Session

There will be a DRE informational & recruitment session held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 0900-1200 at Vermont Technical College (Langevin House) located at 1 Main St, Randolph Center, VT  05061. Any potential applicants will learn more about the training expectations and hear from both instructors and practitioners in the field.

The agenda is available HERE.

 Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is NOT required.


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


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