The Vermont Criminal Justice Council (VCJC)/ Police Academy is recruiting for a Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator. This position will report to the Director of Training, and focus on the development, delivery, and instruction of law enforcement core competencies. Police Academy training coordinators are largely based at the police academy with some travel expected. Law enforcement transformation and national policy changes will drive new curriculum as will current mandated training for officers. This position will focus on the development, coordination, and curriculum for the Level III program with an emphasis on Use of Force. Law Enforcement Training Specialists mentor and role model best practices, display qualities of equitable treatment and inclusion, and exemplify behaviors of law enforcement professionals through training and discipline. Experience in training use of force, de-escalation, ethics, cultural sensitivity, and fair and impartial policing are uniquely desired qualities. This position is based in Pittsford, VT and the hours are 8am to 4:30pm with one overnight expected, supervising basic recruit classes. Some travel will be necessary and required to facilitate training in various locations throughout the state. Certification, or eligibility for certification, as a Vermont Law Enforcement Officer is required. The Vermont Police Academy strongly encourages minority and BIPOC applicants to apply. This position is considered Category 13 (8 hours additional regular pay/per week).
The Council is comprised of 24 members from community organizations, law enforcement, and non-profits. We are committed to 21st century policing and building diversity, equity, and belonging into our curriculum and practices. Major initiatives that will focus on transparency and equity is through the accreditation process through IADLEST. We have recently acquired two new Fair and Impartial Policing positions that will be a mainstay in our training and operations system development. We focus on officer and community wellness in our training and believe in the holistic development of individuals in the profession.