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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.

Become Involved

Are you interested in listening in on the work that is being done with the VCJC? Attend any of our meetings from the link below.

Are you interested in serving on a Committee/Subcommittee? Please send an email of interest to

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.

2022 Council Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held virtually starting at 10:00AM unless otherwise noted (click this link for meeting access).

  • February 2, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • April 20,2022
  • May 4, 2022
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 1, 2022
  • June 15, 2022
  • July 6, 2022
  • July 20, 2022
  • August 3, 2022
  • August 17, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • September 21, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
  • October 19, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • December 21, 2022