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Level III Basic Training

To obtain Level III (formerly “Full-Time” certification), individuals attend a comprehensive residential Basic Training Academy. In addition, individual police agencies may have a pre- and/or post-basic training program.

To submit Level III packets or any required paperwork email Jennifer Hier

For questions about Level III Basic Training email Kenneth Hawkins

Basic Training for Police Professionals

The Vermont Police Academy conducts two level III basic training classes each year. The course is conducted in an environment consisting of both police discipline and academics, designed to prepare an individual for a career in policing. The curriculum includes Criminal Law, Defensive Tactics, Conflict Management/Crisis Intervention Training, Community Policing, Investigative Procedures, Motor Vehicle Law, Patrol Procedures and much more.

  • Students must maintain acceptable academic standards to remain in the program (minimum 70% average and maximum of four failures on graded assignments/practicals or competencies).
  • Athletics and physical training are mandatory and are as much a part of the training program as academics.
  • Classes run from Monday through Friday.
  • During the week students are required to remain at the Academy and adhere to Academy rules and regulations.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the program students will be certified or certifiable by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council.


117th Basic Training Class for Police Professionals (Level III Certification)


118th Basic Training Class for Police Professionals (Level III Certification)