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About the Criminal Justice Council

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council is to establish rules, policies, regulations and standards for certification and training of criminal justice personnel and to serve as a resource to municipalities, counties, and the state to improve the quality of citizen protection. We will accomplish our mission by developing a comprehensive program to provide high quality criminal justice training in a cooperative, efficient and effective manner through proper utilization of modern technology and coordination of our facility. We provide an aggressive in-service training calendar designed to meet this goal.

Statutory Authority

The statutory authority for the Council is derived from 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151, as amended.

Council Composition

The Council consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Commissioner of Corrections, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, the Attorney General, a member of the Vermont Trooper's Association, elected by that association, and a member of the Vermont Police Association, elected by that association. Five (5) members to represent law enforcement and the public are appointed by the Governor solicited from the Vermont State's Attorneys', Sheriffs', and Police Chiefs' Associations whose terms shall be for three (3) years.

2021 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held virtually starting at 10:00AM unless otherwise noted.

  • October 20 - Meeting will be held via zoom, details and links are below:
  • Topic: 10/20/2021 VCJC Council Meeting

    Time: Oct 20, 2021 10:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 815 1990 1852

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  • December 1
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