About this Event
THIS CLASS OCCURS ONLINE VIA ZOOM. ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE CLASS DATE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ATTENDEES PROVIDE ACCURATE EMAIL CONTACE INFORMATION WHEN REGISTERING.
This course meets the requirements of 20 V.S.A. 2365(a) for all part-time officers who attended Phase I after the law was enacted (May 23, 2013) and out-of-state waiver officers.
It is not uncommon for law enforcement officers in Vermont to become involved in search and rescue operations. Vermont statutes require a base level of training for all newly certified officers. This session, taught by VT Search and Rescue Coordinator Neil VanDyke, will inform you of your obligations under the law, explain what specialized resources are available in the state, and give you a base level of training on how to effectively initiate a search for a person missing or lost in the Vermont backcountry. K9 Handler Warden Rob Sterling will review what the Vermont Police canine teams are trained to do and how they can be best used.