The Vermont State Police provides emergency dispatching services to the Vermont State Police, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, local police agencies, county sheriff departments, constables, fire service, EMS services and other first response agencies from four communication centers throughout Vermont.
The civilian staff that serve as call takers and emergency communication dispatchers is a dedicated group who strive to provide the best service possible to the citizens and visitors of Vermont. There are about 90 full-time and part-time call takers and emergency communication dispatchers who provide twenty-four hour a day emergency dispatching. The role of dispatching is critical to delivering quality emergency services in Vermont.
The operation of emergency communications is a part of the Field Force Division’s mission and falls under the direction of the Assistant Field Force Commander.
A State Police Dispatcher is often the first point of contact in an emergency. Our centers operate on a 24/7 basis. Our dispatchers provide emergency and non-emergency help to the public, law enforcement, and other emergency responders.
Being an Emergency Communication Dispatcher (ECD) is a rewarding and fulfilling career. We are responsible for the safety of law enforcement personnel, other first responders, and the citizens and visitors of the State of Vermont. Helping others on a daily basis is rewarding, and saving a life is a truly phenomenal feeling. Visit our Career Opportunities page to learn about joining our team and the many rewards that come with it.
If you have an emergency, please call 911. Otherwise, please contact your local barracks.