Castleton University and the Vermont Police Academy have formed a collaborative agreement to encourage law enforcement professionals who complete the VPA Level III Basic Training course to continue their education through an associate or bachelor’s degree program.
Under the agreement, upon successful completion of the VPA Level III Basic Training program and enrollment in Castleton’s degree programs, VPA graduates may request to transfer up to 11 credits. These can be used to fulfill degree program requirements and electives.
“We are proud to introduce this opportunity for our law enforcement professionals and to be able to provide them with a pathway to a quality education at Castleton University,” said Interim President Dr. Jonathan Spiro.
VPA’s Level III Basic Training course is a comprehensive 16-week residential program, preparing law enforcement professionals in areas including criminal law, defensive tactics, conflict management/crisis intervention training, community policing, motor vehicle law, and more.
The Vermont Police Academy is part of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, which oversees the training and certification of state, county, and local law enforcement professionals in the State of Vermont. Located in the nearby town of Pittsford, the Vermont Police Academy provides excellent training for policing professionals, providing the tools and resources necessary to provide superior public safety services within our communities.