MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are considering two bills that backers say will boost the professionalism of police officers, but some law enforcement officials see them as meddling in their affairs.

One would require part-time police officers, including deputy sheriffs, to undergo the same 16 weeks of training that full-time officers get at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. The part-timers now spend one week — that will be increased next month to two — at the academy, with additional coursework and on-the-job training while serving.

The other would strengthen the authority of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, which oversees the academy. The council would be able to hear allegations of professional misconduct by police officers and have the power to strip officers of their professional license.

The measures have the backing of key lawmakers, including the chairs of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Government Operations Committee.

But they’re getting pushback from the Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Vermont State Police, and the Vermont Sheriffs’ Association, which represents the 14 county sheriffs’ departments.

Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said the bills align with his committee’s longstanding effort to support law enforcement with increased training and resources.

“We’ve tried to give them the resources they need, as well as the accountability and training,” he said. He called expanding the powers of the training council to discipline officers an effort to give law enforcement “better tools to self-monitor their own profession.”

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