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Acronyms Used in Training

VPA – Vermont Police Academy
TC – Training Coordinator
TA – Training Assistant
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
ARIDE – Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement
DUI – Driving Under the Influence
UOF – Use of Force

  • MDTS – Monadnock Defensive Tactics System
  • MEB – Monadnock Expandable Baton
  • PR-24 Protect and restrain 24
  • OC – Oleoresin Capsicum

CEW – Conducted Electronical Weapon
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Association
DV – Domestic Violence
SV – Sexual Violence
FIP – Fair and Impartial Policing
VIN – Vehicle Identification Number
CSI – Crime Scene Investigation
CPS – Child Passenger Safety
DRE – Drug Recognition Expert
NCIC – National Crime Information Center
SFST – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
TIMS – Traffic Incident Management Systems
ADS – Agency of Digital Services
FAI- Firearms instructor
UOF Committee- use of force committee  
HTH- Hiatt Tactical Handcuffing  
DOR - Daily Observation report
FTO - Field Training Officer FTEP= Field Training Evaluation Program
Level II = Part Time
Level III = Full Time
EVOC = Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
K-9 = Canine
PWD = police working dog: a police patrol dog or a police detection dog
ACIAB = Animal Cruelty Investigations Advisory Board