Vermont Police Academy Course

If you are interested in becoming a police officer in Vermont, you can apply to attend the Vermont Police Academy class, CRJ-495, during your senior year. This class has been developed in cooperation with the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (VCJTC), the state agency responsible for certifying individuals to be police officers in the state of Vermont.  The class entails attending the Vermont Police Academy, a 15-week training program established by the VCJTC to certify police officers.

You must be sponsored by a Vermont law enforcement agency in order to apply, and if you are accepted into and successfully complete the Academy, you'll earn 15 Champlain credits and receive your certification as a full-time police officer in Vermont.

For further information regarding the VCJTC and the Vermont Police Academy Certification and Training Program, go to: or contact Tony Perriello, Champlain College Criminal Justice Program Director at or 802.651.5989.