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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety



(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 2351)
  • § 2351. Creation and purpose of Council

    (a) In order to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, it is in the public interest to provide for the creation of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council.

    (b) The Council is created to:

    (1) encourage and assist municipalities, counties, and governmental agencies of this State in their efforts to improve the quality of law enforcement and citizen protection by maintaining a uniform standard of basic training for law enforcement applicants and in-service training for law enforcement officers; and

    (2) maintain statewide standards of law enforcement officer professional conduct by accepting and tracking complaints alleging officer unprofessional conduct, adjudicating charges of unprofessional conduct, and imposing sanctions on the certification of an officer who the Council finds has committed unprofessional conduct.

    (c) The Council shall offer and approve continuing programs of instruction in up-to-date methods of law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice.

    (d) It is the responsibility of the Council to encourage the participation of local governmental units in the program and to aid in the establishment of adequate training facilities. (Added 1967, No. 189, § 1, eff. April 17, 1967; amended 1973, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1979, No. 57, § 1; 1981, No. 104, § 2; 2011, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2013, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2015; 2017, No. 56, § 1; 2019, No. 166 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.)