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James Gulley

James Gulley

Phone: (802) 447-0220 - Ext: 147
Room: C147

Law Enforcement

email jgulley@svcdc.org


My name is James A. Gulley, Jr., M.P.A., and I am the new Law Enforcement Instructor for the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center (SVCDC). To explain a little bit about myself, I am from Bennington, Vermont and have also attended Mount Anthony Union High School. After earning my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Castleton University in May of 2001, I was hired by Chief Richard Gauthier of the Bennington Police Department, in February of 2003. In the course of my fifteen years of law enforcement experience, I've functioned in the capacity of many positions. Those positions included, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Midlevel Management (Midnight Shift Corporal)
  • Narcotics Detective (Vermont State Police - Vermont Drug Task Force)

I have since earned my master's degree from Norwich University in June of 2016, concentrating in Public Administration. Criminal cases that I have investigated, or have been attributed with, consist of attempted homicide/homicide; burglaries; sexual assaults; larcenies; distribution of narcotics, and fatal motor vehicle crashes, and much more. Law enforcement agencies that I have worked with include:

  • Federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State law enforcement agencies, such as the New York State Police, Vermont State Police, and the Massachusetts State Police.
  • Local law enforcement agencies, ranging from the area's tristate law enforcement team to the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

The strategic plan of the CDC's law enforcement program is to create a climate where all students will learn/retain constitutional law, law enforcement techniques, and police operations. Each law enforcement class (S.P.I.K.E., Phase 1, and Phase 2) offered by the CDC will act as a solid base from which students will step off from, providing useful knowledge when entering a University's/College's criminal justice program.

It is the challenge of both the instructor and the student(s), upon completion of the Phase 2 course, to respond to a criminal complaint scenario, obtain the statements needed from the victim(s) or witnesses, effectively gather compelling evidence, arrest and process the accused, and complete formal court documents in order to deliver a legal, moral, and ethical outcome. If you are a student that wishes to explore the realm of law enforcement, its values, and the heart and soul behind the uniform, then all three law enforcement CDC classes are for you!


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