Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) detectives are primarily responsible for the investigation of criminal offenses to include all death investigations, sexual assaults, child sex crimes, child abuse, robberies, embezzlements, burglaries and other serious crimes. BCI detectives provide assistance to the MCU on major case investigations. Specialized units within BCI are made up of detectives with advanced training.
Arson Unit detectives are responsible for determining cause and origin of fires and conducting criminal investigations on those fires ruled arson or suspicious in nature. Arson detectives work closely with fire investigators from the Department of Fire Safety and all fire departments throughout the state.
The Fire Investigation Unit consists of sworn state police detectives, assigned throughout Vermont who are responsible for determining origin and cause of suspicious fires and those that result in serious injury or death.
Polygraph Unit detectives receive extensive specialized training to become certified polygraph examiners. These detectives conduct polygraph exams for criminal investigations and also for state police applicants.