The Vermont Criminal Justice Council is working to overhaul the curriculum

The Vermont Criminal Justice Council, which is responsible for what kind of training the state’s police officers receive, is working to overhaul the curriculum for recruits at the Police Academy. It comes following a report that some officers are not getting all the training they need. Within a 25-page report presented by the Idaho-based International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training is a survey of the more than 1,400 certified police officers in Vermont. However, the group only heard back from 352 officers about the tasks they undertake on the job. Among the major findings in the report — inadequate training standards for level 2 certified officers. The report states level two officers receive more than 600 training hours less than full-time level 3 officers. They recommend increasing the level 2 training standards.