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Basic Domestic Violence Training

  • Coordinator: Jenn Firpo
  • Length of course: 8 hours
  • Course hours: 0800 – 1630 hours
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Dates:
    • Wednesday, April 5, 2017  
    • Monday, June 21, 2017          
    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017   
  • Tuition: None, if initial certification. Repeat/audit - $20.50

Registration

 Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at gail.williams@vermont.gov

Course Description

Responding to reports of domestic violence continue to pose high risks and deep frustrations to police.

During this training, officers will review and, in the case of a new officer, learn the fundamentals on how to most effectively respond to domestic violence incidents, to include, reviewing:

  • The dynamics of domestic violence
  • Domestic violence related Vermont statutes and relevant case law
  • The investigation and creation of solid domestic violence cases for prosecutorial purposes
  •  Local and state resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence
  •  Dominant aggressor determination
  • Types of Vermont protection orders, their service, and enforcement

This course fulfills the domestic violence training requirement for:

  1. Persons going through the part-time police officer process
  2. Waiver officers.