The State of Vermont is covered by twelve State Police Barracks. These barracks are organized into four Troops of three stations each.
The department provides emergency dispatching services to the Vermont State Police, local police agencies, county sheriff departments, constables, fire service, EMS services and other state law enforcement agencies from eight communication centers throughout Vermont. There are approximately 90 civilian staff that serve as 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 Vermont State Police Public Information Officer serves as a liaison between sworn officers and the media in an effort to disseminate prompt, comprehensive, and accurate information to the citizens of Vermont. Our goal is to respond to press inquiries in a prompt manner, assists troopers and issues press releases on significant incidents, and arranges press conferences. Reporters are encouraged to contact investigating troopers directly regarding questions about cases. Mug shot requests should be sent to the PIO.
The Vermont State Police issue public assembly permits for a variety of special events, to ensure public safety for all those involved and for every citizens.Review the guidelines for Commercial Assembly Permit for concerts, or similar events; Two Abreast Permit for bicycle events, and Triathlon/Marine Event Permit for triathlons, regattas, marine parades, or water skiing events.
Alarms are installed to protect residential and business properties and responding to those properties is a service offered by the State Police. However, since the incidence of false alarms is high, and our response comes from a widespread area, it is important that each alarm is responded to based on information we have on the alarm and on the false alarm record of the alarm site. By enforcing these procedures we hope to limit our response to those where it is likely that a criminal offense or emergency is occurring.
The Vermont State Police Marine/Snowmobile Enforcement Division is responsible for ensuring the safety of the recreating public whether on our waterways or enjoying our many snowmobile trails. In addition to enforcing snowmobile and marine laws, the Division also offers many education programs designed to make the waterways and trails safer for everyone.