Vermont State Police

The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns, 90 percent of the land mass, and 50 percent of the population in Vermont. Our Emergency Communication Dispatchers answer approximately 89 percent of all the E-911 calls made in Vermont. In addition, the specialized resources of the Vermont State Police support our local, county and federal partners in times of need. The 327 sworn members and 90 emergency dispatchers and civilian support staff that work for the Vermont State Police make a difference in the safety of Vermonters and visitors, every day. The Vermont State Police is committed to excellence, including our Mission, Vision, and Values through strategic planning.

Police Services

Police ServicesThe 327 sworn members and 90 emergency dispatchers and civilian support staff that work for the Vermont State Police make a difference in the safety of Vermonters and visitors, every day.

Stations Explosive License Dispatch
Alarms Assembly Permits Precious Metal License

Major Cases

Brianna MaitlandThe Bureau of Criminal Investigation makes every effort to successfully close each case they investigate. Historically the State Police have solved the majority of the incidents they have investigated.

About the State Police

About UsPrior to 1947, Vermont's elected sheriffs were responsible for providing law enforcement services to towns without their a police department. The unsolved disappearance of college student prompted the formation of the Department of Public Safety.

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CALEA Accreditation

The Vermont State Police has enrolled in the CALEA Accreditation Program and is in the Self-Assessment phase of the process with an anticipated date of completion in 2017.

CALEA Accreditation

The Commision on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Program was the first credentialing program established by CALEA after its founding. It was originally development to address what was seen as a need to enhance law enforcement as a profession and to improve law enforcement. That mission continues today. The program is open to all types of law enforcement agencies, on an international basis. It provides a process to systematically conduct an internal review and assessment of the agencies’ policies and procedures, and make adjustments wherever necessary to meet a body of internationally accepted standards.

Since the first CALEA Accreditation Award was granted in 1984, the program has become the primary method for an agency to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement.

The standards upon which the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of law enforcement practitioners and researchers. Major law enforcement associations, leading educational and training institutions, governmental agencies, as well as law enforcement executives internationally, acknowledge CALEA’s Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies© and its Accreditation Program as benchmarks for today’s law enforcement agency.

CALEA Accreditation requires an agency to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set of written directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.

CALEA Accreditation standards provide the necessary reports and analyses a CEO needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.

CALEA Accreditation requires a preparedness program be put in place – so an agency is ready to address natural or man-made unusual occurrences.

CALEA Accreditation is a means for developing or improving upon an agency’s relationship with the community. CALEA Accreditation strengthens an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.

Being CALEA Accredited can limit an agency’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.

CALEA Accreditation facilitates an agency’s pursuit of professional excellence