Police Department

Community Academy

Contact: Constance Crisp

Phone: (802) 540-2365

Email: ccrisp@bpdvt.org

The current Community Academy runs through February 12th. The next Burlington Police Department Community Academy will begin in January 2020. Classes will run for six weeks, meeting in the Community Rom at the Burlington Police Department at 1 North Avenue.

All classes are taught by Burlington Police Department officers and personnel, and include hands-on opportunities for participants to engage in scenarios based around actually policing calls. Topics will include modern day policing techniques, mental health and drug policy, crime scene investigation, domestic violence, criminal law, use of force, 911 and dispatch procedures, the K9 Unit, and active shooter response.

Requirements: Participants must be 18 years or older, and reside or work in Burlington. All participants must pass a brief background check and have no recent misdemeanor or felony convictions. 

Applications can be obtained at the Burlington Police Department, as well as by clicking on the link below.

Completed applications can be sent or delivered to the Burlington Police Department, C/o Constance Crisp.

2019 Resources

2019 Community Academy Overview