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2024 Mandatory Domestic Violence Update-Officer Involved Domestic Violence

The VCJC is pleased to announce that we have contracted Lt. Mark Wynn (Ret.) to provide this training. This year there will be three tracks, one for agency heads, one for first line supervisors, and two sessions for patrol. Each session will be tailored to its specific audience. All will explore the unique dangers of domestic and sexual violence committed in the law enforcement family. Demonstrate how these crimes threaten agency mission and morale, generate high liability risk, and impacts public confidence in law enforcement.

Expose the student to the historical view and culture of domestic and sexual violence within the police family will enable the students to gain insight into the lack of accurate statistics, the unique characteristics of conducting investigations, explores advocacy assistance, offers nationally established standards for recruiting, training, corrective discipline, and the continued need for implementation of policy.

 

Agencies who wish to have their personnel attend as a group (sharing a computer) should email Jennifer.firpo@vermont.gov prior to registering.

Agency Heads:

In Person June 19, 2024 @12:30 Click to register
Online June 19, 2024 @12:30 Click to register

Supervisors:

In Person June 20, 2024 @12:30 Click to register
Online June 20, 2024 @12:30 Click to register

Patrol:

In Person June 21, 2024 @9:00 or 1:00 Click to register
Online June 21, 2024 @9:00 or 1:00 Click to register

The initial roll out will offer these three tracks in a hybrid format, both in-person and remotely. At the completion of the three-day training, additional dates will be posted to attend virtual training sessions. Officers are encouraged to take advantage of this live training event and experience interactive training with a dynamic speaker.


AC - ARMORERS COURSE (1 DAY) 

Date: October 29, 2024 

Time: 0800 - 1700

Location: Bennington County Sheriffs Office

COST: $250.00

Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one day (8 hour) class.

(To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/retired law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.)

https://glocktraining.com/RegWizard.aspx?classid=111620


ARIDE 2024

June 24th & 25th (Academy)  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aride-tickets-785422629227

Sept. 26th & 27th (Essex PD) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aride-tickets-775637110477

Nov. 25th & 26th (Dover PD) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aride-tickets-775521735387


ARIDE Refresher Course

Click Here for Registration and More Information

The ARIDE Refresher course was developed for law enforcement officers who have attended the 16-hour in-person ARIDE course. It is designed to provide the officers with key concepts taught in the full two-day training through an interactive web-based format to refresh their skills.

NHTSA's ARIDE training is a 16-hour, in-person instructor-led course that builds on the skills of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to enhance a law enforcement officer's ability to detect impaired driving and enforce relevant laws.  With the development of the 4-hour ARIDE Refresher eLearning course, officers trained in ARIDE can refresh their skills without having to attend an in-person course; instead, they can access the course when their schedule allows, from anywhere with an internet connection.  Featuring highly skilled and well-trained subject matter experts from across the country, this course will allow learners to re-engage with the material from the in-person course while testing their knowledge through realistic scenarios and testing before, during, and after the training.

Officers can sign up for an account to access the training at www.copstrainingportal.org  It requires minimal information and gives the officer access to all courses offered through the LMS. All courses are free and can be taken at the officers’ own pace.

Once your account is created navigate to E-Learning Courses, Drug Awareness & Enforcement, and select Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Refresher.

Upon completion, please provide the certificate of completion and the supporting documentation to Jen Hier (Jennifer.hier@vermont.gov) at the Vermont Police Academy.  You will receive 4 credit hours for this training


Alco-Sensor FST PBT device

Online training, click link for more information. 


Canine In-service Training

Canine in-service is offered Monday through Friday at the Vermont Police Academy. Click here for the schedule or to register


Crash Investigation for Level II & Waiver Officers

July 30-31, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Registration Link

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


Crisis Communications for Dispatchers

September 23-24, 2024 @ 08:00-16:00 - Registration Link

Williston Police Department - 7928 Williston Rd, Williston, VT 05495


CTO: Communications Training Officer Refresher

Course is now held remotely, contact Michelle Hunt for registration


Domestic Violence Model Policy Training

May 1, 2024 @ 15:30
May 13, 2024 @ 10:00
May 29, 2024 @12:30
June 24, 2024 @ 16:00
June 27, 2024 @ 13:00

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


DRE Training School

Application period is now open. Click here for more information.


DRE Trainings

Multiple dates and webinars available. Click the link for more information


DUI/SFST 2024

Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st - Click Here for Registration


Entrance Exam Testing dates

  • April 16, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • June 11, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • August 13, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 19, 2024
  • December 17, 2024


FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute

The Command Leadership Institute (CLI) is part two of the three-step leadership series that makes up the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy.  The CLI is a dynamic and challenging program uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions.

The Command Leadership Institute provides real-life, contemporary, best-practice strategies and techniques for those who are already commanders or are aspiring to a command level assignment. CLI faculty members are passionate instructors who have executive level law enforcement and leadership experience.

CLI students will be engaged in such topics as: credibility, command discipline, liability, problem employees, and leading change within an organization.  The Command Leadership Institute is student-centered with a high degree of student involvement.

The cost of the Command Leadership Institute is $795.

FBI-LEEDA will send you a tuition invoice six-weeks prior to the start date of the class. To make special payment arrangements prior to being invoiced please email Finance at finance@fbileeda.org.

  • The registration fee includes the cost of the training and course materials; the fee does not include meals or travel expenses.
  • Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA classes.  You do not have to be a member to attend a class.
  • Each student must register for classes under their own Username and Account.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course; Trilogy courses can be taken in any order.
  • A workbook will be provided; laptop is optional.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • This course is 28 contact hours.

For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA class, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712 
Click this link to see the flyer


FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute

7/22/2024 to 7/26/2024 @ 08:30 - Click Here for Registration

WHERE:
Essex Police Department
145 Maple Street
Essex Jct., Vermont  05452
United States

CONTACT: Ron Hoague - rhoague@essex.org - 802.857.0093

The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is part three of the three-step leadership series that makes up the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy. This cutting-edge program is designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and focuses on the challenges facing our profession today.  This highly-interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA "Cops Talking to Cops" model of professional development. The Institute uses a wide-range of source materials and calls upon participants' own professional experience to facilitate individual development and learning.
The following is a list of topics covered in the ELI program:
•    Trends in law enforcement, implications of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
•    Public trust and legitimacy, bias and diversity
•    Employee wellness
•    Power, transformational leadership, social and emotional intelligence
The cost of the Executive Leadership Institute is $795.
FBI-LEEDA will send you a tuition invoice six-weeks prior to the start date of the class. To make special payment arrangements prior to being invoiced please email Finance at finance@fbileeda.org.
•    The registration fee includes the cost of the training and course materials; the fee does not include meals or travel expenses.
•    Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA classes.  You do not have to be a member to attend a class.
•    Each student must register for classes under their own Username and Account.
•    There are no prerequisites for this course; Trilogy courses can be taken in any order.
•    A workbook will be provided; laptop is optional.
•    Dress is business casual.
•    This course is 28 contact hours.

For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA class, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712


FBI-LEEDA Media and Public Relations

11/18/2024 to 11/22/2024 @ 08:30 - Click Here for Registration

WHERE:
Essex Police Department
145 Maple Street
Essex Jct., Vermont  05452
United States

CONTACT: Ron Hoague – rhoague@essex.org – 802.857.0093

The Media and Public Relations (MPR) course is a 4 ½-day intense curriculum developed to assist law enforcement in communication with not only the media, but the communities they serve. The course is suitable for chiefs and commanders who may deal with the media on a regular or ad hoc basis and full-time/part-time Public Information Officers (PIOs).  This class provides proven strategies and best-practices for media relations, crisis communications and social media.  Students will learn to prepare and deliver messages.  The session features numerous desktop and on-camera exercises. Participants are asked to bring a laptop or tablet to class.
FBI-LEEDA instructors for this course have deep experience in law enforcement, media relations and social media strategies and have been police PIOs. The following is an outline of what is covered in the Media and Public Relations course:
Public Perception and the Media
•    Image, branding, public trust, image-makers, writing effective news releases
Media Relations
•    The interview preparation process, interview techniques, incident scene interviews, news conferences, corrections, media ethics, mock interviews
Crisis Communications
•    Stages of a crisis, communication goals, the victim-media attraction, importance of key messaging
Social Media
•    Power of social media, citizen journalism and police, how to create legitimacy using social media, social media pitfalls and policy, managing the social media beast
Bringing it all Together in Crisis
•    Case study, desktop mock scenario, hotwash
The cost of the Media and Public Relations course is $795.
FBI-LEEDA will send you a tuition invoice six-weeks prior to the start date of the class. To make special payment arrangements prior to being invoiced please email Finance at finance@fbileeda.org.
Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA classes.  You do not have to be a member to attend a class.
For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA class, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712
 


Fingerprinting Certification

Police officers are required by Vermont statute to be re-certified every 3 years in order to take fingerprints from minors as part of a voluntary identification program. To be recertified, an officer must submit to VCIC a set of prints via electronic capture OR the standard ink and roll method. The prints will be examined for quality, and if acceptable, recertification will be granted. If the prints are found to be unacceptable, the officer will have to re-take the Basic Fingerprinting Certification Course. Please note: recertification is NOT required for the purposes of taking prints as part of an investigation, employment-related background checks, etc.

Send a set of fingerprints to VCIC C/O Identification Section Supervisor, 42 State Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-130


Fingerprinting Re-Certification Training

July 10, 2024 @ 08:00-12:00 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


Firearms Instructor Updates for 2023-2024

To sign up for the 2023/2024 Firearms Instructor Re-Certification please go to the Eventbrite posting here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/firearms-instructor-re-certification-tickets-777281228077

  • Any Firearms Instructor who was scheduled to re-certify in 2023 will be waived until December 31, 2024.  
  • All instructors will have the opportunity to re-certify at the Academy during 2024 with multiple dates available for the flexibility of both individuals and departments.
  • Instructors will be able to attend a morning or an afternoon re-certification that will last approximately 3 – 4 hours depending on the number of instructors present.
  • All instructors should arrive in appropriate duty attire for range, with eye protection, ear protection, cover, body armor and at least 100 rounds of range ammo.
  • This re-certification will include classroom portion that will cover the statewide use of force policy and how it pertains to Firearms and Firearms instruction, current methods of instruction for the Level II and Level III classes, expectations for Firearms Instructors for the preparation of students who will be participating in the Level II or Level III courses,  student remediation and coaching, familiarization with the new Academy Ti Training Simulator,  range standards qualification at instructor proficiency level. 

2023/2024 FTO Recertification Course

June 28, 2024 @ 12:30-16:30 - Click Here for Registration
Manchester Police Department - 60 Jeff Williams Way Manchester, VT 05255

FTO's expiring in 2023/2024 to re-certify their certifications for Field Training new officers in VT.


GLOCK MODULAR OPTIC SYSTEM (MOS) INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP (2.5 DAYS)

Dates: October 30 to November 1, 2024

Time: 0800 to 1700 (October 30 & 31)

      0800 to 1200 (November 1)

COST: $500

GLOCK MOS Pistol in 2.5 days (20 Hours)

This course is designed to assist Law Enforcement and Military Firearms Instructors with instructing shooters on the use of the GLOCK pistol with Red Dot Optics.

This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from the kneeling and prone positions.

This course is continuing education for current LE and Military Firearms Instructors.

Students will bring:

  • GLOCK MOS Pistol with Optic Mounted
  • 1,000 rounds of ammunition (NO RELOADS)
  • 10 dummy rounds
  • Eye and ear protection
  • A quality strong side holster that covers the trigger and trigger guard
  • Minimum of 3 magazine and 2 magazine pouches
  • A belt to support the pistol and magazine pouches

 

You are eligible to attend the GLOCK MOS Instructors Workshop if you are one of the following:

  • Current Law Enforcement/Military Instructor
  • NRA-LE Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Completed the GLOCK Operator Course with a level 2, 3, or 4 evaluation score.

Interacting with People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

August 1, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Classroom 3, Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763

This is the mental health crisis response course that is required for all level 2 and level 3 waiver students to take. This course includes presentations by individuals with lived experience related to topics of the instruction.


Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (PER-275)

7/9/2024 to 7/11/2024 @ 08:00-17:00 - Click Here for Registration Access Code: NCBRT275

Hartford Memorial Middle School
245 Highland Avenue
White River Junction, VT 

Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.

All participants are required to have a FEMA SID prior to enrolling in this training.


Level II & III/ Waivers - Animal Cruelty Investigation for Law Enforcement Officers

July 12, 2024 @ 12:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


Level I & II/ Waivers - Basic Domestic Violence Training

July 9, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


Level II/ Waivers - Crime Scene Investigation

June 26, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


Level I & II/ Waivers - Fair and Impartial Policing Baseline Training

July 19, 2024 @ 08:30-15:00 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763

This class satisfies the training requirement for all new officers under Title 20 VSA § 2358(e).


Level I & II/ Waivers - Search and Rescue

July 12, 2024 @ 08:00-11:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763

This course meets the requirements of 20 V.S.A. 2365(a) for all part-time and out-of-state waiver officers.


LIDAR Operation Certification

July 26, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


NCIC FSTO/LFSTO - FBI National Crime Information Center

The FBI requires new or returning personnel who require access to their National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to be both NCIC and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) certified. Contact your agency's NCIC TAC (Terminal Agency Coordinator) to coordinate your online training program. 


NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification


Patrol Rifle Instructor School

DATES: June 17- 21, 2024 (5-days / 40 Plus-hours)

LOCATION: Hale Mountain Fish & Game Club, 684 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Shaftsbury, VT

COST: $599 per student

REGISTER: email MTLETraining@gmail.com for the registration forms to reserve your seat. Students can pay online, by purchase order, or agency check.

DESCRIPTION: This school teaches the student how to instruct basic rifle marksmanship and officer survival tactics for the patrol environment. Students should already be proficient in the weapons use and should be a firearms instructor or tactical team member, however individuals planning on attending a firearms instructor school are allowed. Graduates will be able to make recommendations to their agency regarding deployment, equipment, tactics, and policy issues. Every graduate will be proficient in various methods of instruction, as well as weapons use from various shooting positions and engagement distances. Depending on range limitations students learn training techniques for night fire, moving targets, multiple adversaries, and engagement through intermediate barriers. Students should be in good physical condition to attend this course as there will be limited running to positions and other physical exertion.

STANDARDS: This is an “INSTRUCTOR” course and is performance based. Students must pass a written examination and a qualification course of fire, and complete an assigned lesson plan satisfactorily.

EQUIPMENT: Rifle with a sling (Pistol round carbines may be unable to pass), at least three magazines, and 1,000 rounds of practice rifle ammunition. The student should bring at least 50 rounds of duty rifle ammunition to ensure a good zero with duty ammunition. Combat optics (LPVO and Prism) and red dots, iron sights, and a BUIS system, are all permissible. Learning how to zero your issued weapon sight and backup sights is a course objective. Students should bring clothing appropriate for environmental conditions, eye and ear protection, personal body armor (MANDATORY) & cleaning equipment. Students should bring the spare magazine carry method their agency employs. Finally, a pistol belt and duty handgun with 50 rounds of range ammunition is required for transition evolutions of fire. It is highly recommended to bring a laptop to prepare and display an assigned powerpoint style lesson plan during the school and to use the digital manuals. Bipods and sniper scopes are not allowed.

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Tkac


Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

June 27 & 28, 2024 @ 8:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course teaches EMS and LEO how to respond to and care for patients in a tactical environment.


Trauma Management Training

6/10/2024 to 6/11/2024 @ 08:00-16:00 - Click Here for Registration or Click Here for More Information
6/12/2024 to 6/13/2024 @ 08:00-16:00 - Click Here for Registration or Click Here for More Information

Manchester Police Department
60 Jeff Williams Way
Manchester, VT 05255

COST: Free

This military-led familiarization course is designed to provide law enforcement officials with an overview of hands-on tactical first-aid techniques that can be executed as a team or by individual providers. Derived from the U.S. Military's Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and civilian Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), this course will cover select types of physical traumas and the associated treatment of injuries seen on dispatched scenes, law enforcement officials/first responders are also taught to consider “big picture” aspects such as: direct threat care, indirect threat care, triage of patients, collection, evacuation, and communication with EMS services for improving chances of survival for casualties.


Use of Force Instructor Recertification

June 10, 2024 @ 08:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763


VIN Verification

July 10, 2024 @ 12:00-16:30 - Click Here for Registration

Vermont Police Academy - 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, VT 05763