The Vermont State Police is a major source of news in Vermont. We operate 24/7, 52 weeks a year, just like the news media. We share the common goal of serving Vermonters, in part, through collecting and sharing important information. As such, the Vermont State Police responds to media inquiries and public requests as quickly, completely and accurately as possible.
The Vermont State Police Public Information Officer is Scott Waterman. Contact him for major crimes, trooper involved critical incidents, breaking incidents of significant public interest, policy decisions, high profile topics or to coordinate speaking to a subject matter expert. Contact him at 802-241-5277 in his Waterbury office, or email the PIO.
The Vermont State Police disseminate press releases for significant criminal or public safety incidents and arrests, but it not intended to document every public contact or response to a call-for-service. For media questions, please contact the investigating trooper directly or, after hours and on weekends, contact the Watch Commander through your local dispatch center.
Send an email to the Public Information Officer to request to be added to the Vermont State Police press release distribtution list. Please keep in mind that the Vermont State Police issue upwards of 100 press releases a week. As an alternative, you may follow us on Twitter or view our press releases online.
Records requests can be made online or by mail directly to the Vermont State Police. The Vermont Access to Public Records Act, Title 1, Chapter 5, Subchapter 3 of the Vermont Statues Annotated, provides for access to public records. The Act also includes specific exemptions from public inspection. Those exemptions are set forth in 1 V.S.A. § 317.
Arrest Processing Photos
Request a mug shot taken by the Vermont State Police for a VSP arrest. When making a mug shot request, it is imperative that you include the name, age, date of arrest, and the barracks from which the suspect was arrested. Please keep in mind an arrest processing photo may not exist if the suspect was cited and released or if extenuating circumstances prevented a photo from being taken.
The Vermont State Police cannot release arrest processing photos taken by another agency.
The Vermont State Police, in ts efforts to provide citizens with a better picture of the community we serve, has partnered with CrimeReports.com to offer crime mapping and statistics. While we make every effort to provide timely, accurate information, the data provided to CrimeReports.com is based upon the original incident reported to the Vermont State Police.