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 332 sworn members and 58 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 core values.
Colonel Matthew Birmingham is the director of the Vermont State Police. He can be contacted via email and through the Vermont State Police Headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont at 802-241-5260.
Colonel Birmingham oversees the three divisions that make up the Vermont State Police.
- The Field Force Division, commanded by Major Rick Hopkins, consists of ten field stations throughout Vermont.
- The Criminal Division, commanded by Major Glenn Hall, investigates major crimes including drugs and other specialized investigations.
- The Support Services Division, commanded by Major William Sheets, oversees recruitment, training, technology, public information and Internal Affairs. Major Sheets also serves as the Department's Executive Officer.
The mission of the Vermont State Police is to individually and collectively serve and protect by providing the highest quality of professional law enforcement services.
Our vision is to be leaders in policing with an emphasis on fairness, compassion and service.
Troopers will have the inner strength to face danger and conflict while making difficult decisions under stress and pressure.
Troopers will maintain a value system based upon truth and honor.
Troopers will always maintain a character of high standards in accordance with the Vermont State Police Rules and Regulations and do what is legally, ethically and morally right.
The Vermont State Police shoulder patch is a modification of the Seal of Vermont and the State's Coat of Arms originally designed by Ira Allen of the Green Mountain Boys' fame. The mountain peaks are Camel's Hump and Mount Mansfield as viewed from a point opposite Burlington. The Vermont State Police shoulder patch was adopted in 1947 by Major General Merritt A. Edson, the first Commissioner. Click here for information on patch requests.
The Vermont State Police Archive Office's goal is to have memorabilia identified, cataloged and ready for display at VSP offices around the state. We welcome all of you to visit us in our new St. Albans office or visit the Vermont State Police Archive Center Website