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MEB/PR24 course for Level I & II Officers

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course.

Tuition is free for all Vermont Law Enforcement Officer candidates who are sponsored by a Vermont Law Enforcement Agency and are pursuing level I or Level II law enforcement certification.

You must be sponsored and employed by a law enforcement agency to attend this course.

You must be certified in MDTS prior to your attendance at this course, either through a Police Academy or home agency course.

Note: Gym attire to include gym shoes, duty belt, baton and handcuffs and cuff key are required for this course.

This course is designed to provide officers with the basics in the use and justification for the use of the Monadnock Expandable Baton or the PR 24. This course consists of classroom lecture, gym-work and scenario-based training.

Successful completion of the course will require the student to attend the full blocks of training as well as pass written and proficiency testing for basic MEB or PR24 instruction.

Written testing requires a minimum score of 80% to pass and proficiency testing requires 100% acceptable score on the Minimal Acceptable Performance Standards set forth by Safariland and the VCJTC.

 

Effective 1 January, 2014 per Council ruling, all persons seeking certification as law enforcement officers after that date must attend and successfully complete a Council approved training course for MDTS before receiving Level I, II or III law enforcement certification. The four-hour handcuff training provided during the Level I and II basic certification course does not meet this requirement, and only gives them the authority to carry and use handcuffs under the guidelines set forth in the provisional certification for Levels I or II. Officers must also attend and successfully complete a Council approved baton and/or Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector course before having the authority to carry and use a baton and/or OC. This course meets the minimum requirements under this new rule.

Oleoresin Capsicum Certification Course for Level I & II Officers

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course.

Tuition is free for all Vermont Law Enforcement Officer candidates who are sponsored by a Vermont Law Enforcement Agency and are pursuing level I or Level II law enforcement certification.

You must be sponsored and employed by a law enforcement agency to attend this course.

You must be certified in MDTS prior to your attendance at this course, either through a Police Academy or home agency course.

Note: Gym attire to include gym shoes, duty belt, inert OC, handcuffs and cuff key are required for this course. Please bring a dark colored T shirt to the class to wear for the exposure.

This course is designed to provide officers with the basics in the use and justification for the use of Oleoresin Capsicum. This course consists of classroom lecture, gym-work and scenario-based training, as well as a live OC exposure.

Successful completion of the course will require the student to attend the full blocks of training as well as pass written and proficiency testing for basic Oleoresin Capsicum instruction.

Written testing requires a minimum score of 80% to pass and proficiency testing requires 100% acceptable score on the Minimal Acceptable Performance Standards set forth by Safariland and the VCJTC.

 

Effective 1 January, 2014 per Council ruling, all persons seeking certification as law enforcement officers after that date must attend and successfully complete a Council approved training course for MDTS before receiving Level I, II or III law enforcement certification. The four-hour handcuff training provided during the Level I and II basic certification course does not meet this requirement, and only gives them the authority to carry and use handcuffs under the guidelines set forth in the provisional certification for Levels I or II. Officers must also attend and successfully complete a Council approved baton and/or Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector course before having the authority to carry and use a baton and/or OC. This course meets the minimum requirements under this new rule.

Basic Use of Force and Tactics for Level I & II Officers Class

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course

About this event

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course.  

Tuition is free for all Vermont Law Enforcement Officer candidates who are sponsored by a Vermont Law Enforcement Agency and are pursuing level I or Level II law enforcement certification. This class is designed for Level II officers looking to satisfy thier Use of Force block of instruction. Also this course will be used to satify out of state waivers Use of Force block. 

You must be sponsored and employed by a law enforcement agency to attend this course.

Note: Gym attire to include gym shoes, duty belt, baton and handcuffs and cuff key are required for this course.

This course is designed to provide officers with the basics for self-protection and control and/or restraint of adversaries.  This course consists of classroom lecture, gym-work and scenario-based training. 

Successful completion of the course will require the student to attend the full blocks of training as well as pass written and proficiency testing for basic MDTS certification.

Written testing requires a minimum score of 80% to pass and proficiency testing requires 100% acceptable score on the Minimal Acceptable Performance Standards set forth by Safariland and the VCJTC.

Effective 1 January, 2014 per Council ruling, all persons seeking certification as law enforcement officers after that date must attend and successfully complete a Council approved training course for MDTS before receiving Level I, II or III law enforcement certification. The four-hour handcuff training provided during the Level I and II basic certification course does not meet this requirement, and only gives them the authority to carry and use handcuffs under the guidelines set forth in the provisional certification for Levels I or II. Officers must also attend and successfully complete a Council approved baton and/or Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector course before having the authority to carry and use a baton and/or OC. This course meets the minimum requirements under this new rule.

A.L.I.C.E Training

  • Location: Burlington Highschool, Burlington Vermont.
  • Dates: June 26th and 27th.
  • Registration: Please click here to register.
  • In June of 2013, the Federal Department of Education significantly changed the recommended guidelines for how schools should prepare, train, and respond to an active shooter situation.  
    The Burlington Police Department embraces this standard of care and will be hosting Active Shooter Certification Training (ALICE Training) on June 26 & 27, 2018 at the Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont. This certification is a two day train-the-trainer class on active shooter response management.  

    ALICE – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate – is a set of proactive strategies that moves beyond lockdown and increases the chance of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE is supported by more than 700 law enforcement agencies around the country and complies with the new standard of care recently developed by the Federal Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security
    (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
    ALICE isn’t only for school personnel. Anyone who works with the public can benefit from ALICE training. Attendees range from first responders, business owners, and health professionals.
    Please visit http://bit.ly/DoE-K12-Guidelines to learn more about the Department of Education’s guidelines on active shooter situations. 

     

    The purpose of advanced ALICE training is to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as church, hospital, and workplace administrators and safety professionals about our researched-based, proactive response approach to Violent Intruder events.

    The ALICE training program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" procedures used frequently in our public schools and institutions. Tragic historic events have dictated the need of enhanced response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event.

    Program Topic Areas Include:

    Policy and Procedures Review

    • Instruction on key components of an organized and thoughtful Active Shooter Emergency Operations
    Plan with emphasis on Survival Strategies.
    • Elicit Active Shooter Readiness Status of their specific institutions, and determine where their
    strength and weaknesses lie.
    •      Distinguish between high and low priority issues when advising policy and procedure
    revisions.

    Infrastructure Design

    •     Recognize potential Safety Hazards in building design.
    •     Design room layouts with priority on Active Shooter defense.
    •     Understand immediate methods to improve infra-structure hazards.

    Proactive Use of Technology

    •     Current technology resources available to enhance building/occupant safety.
    •     Current accepted practices utilizing technology in building/occupant safety.
    •     Discuss proactive uses of technology for building/occupant safety by interfering with intruder's
           ability to locate targets.
    •     Review case studies of past events to determine functionality of technology usage.

    Practical Scenario Training

    •     Conduct practical scenario training in order to experience, visualize, and reinforce course
    concepts.

    Community Resource Assistance

    •     Locate and elicit community assistance before, during, and after event.
    •     Demonstrate ability to locate Community Rally Points.
    •     Discuss potential Community Partners, and the assistance they can provide.
    •     How to liaison with other local government agencies.

    Mass Evacuations

    •     Discuss Rapid Mass Evacuation plans.
    • Discuss tactical advantages associated with maintaining distance vs. securing-in- place and/or
    barricading.
    •      Identify non-conventional methods of mobilizing large numbers of people.

    Lesson Preparation

    • Participants will be required to build and present a 10 minute presentation to demonstrate
    material comprehension.
    •      Review and Exam

Basic MEB/PR24 course

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course.  

Tuition is free for all Vermont Law Enforcement Officer candidates who are sponsored by a Vermont Law Enforcement Agency and are pursuing level I or Level II law enforcement certification.

You must be sponsored and employed by a law enforcement agency to attend this course.

You must be certified in MDTS prior to your attendance at this course, either through a Police Academy or home agency course. 

Note: Gym attire to include gym shoes, duty belt, baton and handcuffs and cuff key are required for this course.

This course is designed to provide officers with the basics in the use and justification for the use of the Monadnock Expandable Baton or the PR 24. This course consists of classroom lecture, gym-work and scenario-based training. 

Successful completion of the course will require the student to attend the full blocks of training as well as pass written and proficiency testing for basic MEB or PR24 instruction.

Written testing requires a minimum score of 80% to pass and proficiency testing requires 100% acceptable score on the Minimal Acceptable Performance Standards set forth by Safariland and the VCJTC.

 

Effective 1 January, 2014 per Council ruling, all persons seeking certification as law enforcement officers after that date must attend and successfully complete a Council approved training course for MDTS before receiving Level I, II or III law enforcement certification. The four-hour handcuff training provided during the Level I and II basic certification course does not meet this requirement, and only gives them the authority to carry and use handcuffs under the guidelines set forth in the provisional certification for Levels I or II. Officers must also attend and successfully complete a Council approved baton and/or Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector course before having the authority to carry and use a baton and/or OC. This course meets the minimum requirements under this new rule.

Basic Use of Force and Tactics

This is a physically demanding training course and participants must be injury free and in good physical condition before entering the course.  

Tuition is free for all Vermont Law Enforcement Officer candidates who are sponsored by a Vermont Law Enforcement Agency and are pursuing level I or Level II law enforcement certification.

You must be sponsored and employed by a law enforcement agency to attend this course.

Note: Gym attire to include gym shoes, duty belt, baton and handcuffs and cuff key are required for this course.

This course is designed to provide officers with the basics for self-protection and control and/or restraint of adversaries.  This course consists of classroom lecture, gym-work and scenario-based training. 

Successful completion of the course will require the student to attend the full blocks of training as well as pass written and proficiency testing for basic MDTS certification.

Written testing requires a minimum score of 80% to pass and proficiency testing requires 100% acceptable score on the Minimal Acceptable Performance Standards set forth by Safariland and the VCJTC.

 

Effective 1 January, 2014 per Council ruling, all persons seeking certification as law enforcement officers after that date must attend and successfully complete a Council approved training course for MDTS before receiving Level I, II or III law enforcement certification. The four-hour handcuff training provided during the Level I and II basic certification course does not meet this requirement, and only gives them the authority to carry and use handcuffs under the guidelines set forth in the provisional certification for Levels I or II. Officers must also attend and successfully complete a Council approved baton and/or Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector course before having the authority to carry and use a baton and/or OC. This course meets the minimum requirements under this new rule.

SIG SAUER Police Pistol Course

  • Coordinator:  Jason Williams
  • Length of Course: 8 hours (1 day)
  • Course hours:  0800 - 1700
  • Date: Two separate classes are being scheduled back to back.  17 April, 2017 and 18 April, 2017.  This is a one day course.
  • Location:  Vermont Police Academy Firearms Range
  • Tuition: 
    • SIG Sauer tuition, payable directly to SIG is $255
    • Academy fees (includes lunch) is $19.50 which will be billed separately by the  Academy
  • Registration:  SIG Sauer is handling all registrations for this course.  Please contact them at 603-610-3400 to register.

Course description:

This one day pistol course offered by SIG Sauer is designed to enhance the pistol handling skills for law enforcement officers.  SIG Sauer has provided excellent training for law enforcement officers around the State of Vermont since they began coming here a couple of years ago.  The extremely high level of quality training they provide is why we keep inviting them back here year after year.  We are striving at the academy to bring a wider and more well-rounded variety of firearms training options for law enforcement in the area.  This class is promised to carry on that same quality of training we have come to expect from SIG. 

SIG’s website describes the content of this class as follows:

 Designed to help law enforcement officers improve their pistol handling skills and qualification scores, this all range time, no frills course offers intensive hands-on training and pistol drills to maximize accuracy, speed, and performance.

The course requirements, directly from SIG Sauer’s website:

Prerequisite 

Law enforcement, military, and credentialed armed professionals only. Call for clarification.

 

Course Outline 

  • Foundational skill review
  • Static shooting drills
  • Positional shooting
  • Barricade/use of cover
  • Reloads and malfunction drills
  • Dynamic shooting drills
  • Transitions

Required Equipment 

  • Duty pistol in one of the following calibers: 9MM, .357SIG, .40S&W, or .45ACP
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 500 rounds pistol

Please sign up early as this class will fill up fast.  Students must bring their own ammunition.  Ammunition is no longer available for purchase at the academy.


Ambush Survival Tactics (previously known as Patrol Tactics "Mindset for Survival")

Ambush Survival Tactics  (previously known as Patrol Tactics "Mindset for Survival")

Presented by Sgt. Ray DeCunto (Ret.) of RAD Training Inc. 

www.RadTrainingInc.com 

  • Coordinator: Jason Williams
  • Length of course: 24 hours                                                                    
  • Course hours: 31 May – 2 June, 2017: 0800- 1700                                                                                          
  • Location: Vermont Police Academy
  • Tuition: Commuter $504.00 (lunch included), Overnight $582.00
  • 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

This three-day course is for law enforcement officers assigned to uniform patrol.  Classroom training alone is not enough.  Patrol officers need hands on training.  This course is designed with minimal classroom and maximum realistic scenario based training.  The following are topics covered during this training course:

  • Techniques for mental and physical peak performance to win
  • Less lethal and deadly force decision making through scenario based training
  • Dynamic and slow deliberate building clearing techniques
  • Techniques for traffic stops with violent encounters
  • Close quarter shooting tactics
  • Low light movement techniques
  • Ambush tactics
  • Armed suicidal subject encounters; “Suicide by cop”
  • Hostage encounters; containment vs. immediate action
  • Rescue carries and the trauma medical equipment needed
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for law enforcement responders

Who should attend: Uniform patrol officers, as well as units within patrol commonly referred to as street crimes and/or violent offender units.  If you are answering calls for service, conducting traffic stops or assigned to investigate crimes involving repeat or violent offenders, then this course is a must for you or your unit.

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