Bureau of Criminal Investigation
One of the three major divisions of the State Police, the Criminal Division is highly respected for its investigative abilities and specialized units. The mission of the Division is to efficiently and effectively investigate all major criminal offenses that come to our attention. The Criminal Division works closely with the State Police Uniform Division, Homeland Security, prosecutorial staff, personnel from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, other law enforcement agencies and fire department personnel to bring justice to each case that is investigated.
The Division, commanded by Major Ed Ledo, consists of the Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations Unit. Together, all specialized units and technical skills are brought together to work with all law enforcement agencies on the federal, state, and local level.
- Drug Unit including undercover unit, surveillance, local and state task force units.
- Computer Crimes Unit including child pornography, identity theft and computer forensics.
- Intelligence Unit including collection and dissemination of information, officer safety de-confliction, organized crime, and crime mapping.
- Polygraph Unit including criminal and pre employment testing as well as interviewing and interrogation specialties.
- Fire Investigation Unit, also known as the Fire Marshal's Office, sworn state police detectives who are responsible for determining origin and cause of suspicious fires and those that result in serious injury or death.
- Criminal Investigation Unit is responsible for the major crime investigations of all deaths including homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, boating, unattended, and suspicious. In addition responsibilities include the investigation of drug cases, sexual assaults, embezzlements, robberies, burglaries, and any other serious crimes.
The Major can be reached at the address below.
Vermont State Police Headquarters
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101
Telephone - 802-244-8781