The Emergency Services Unit (ESU) is a specialized component of the Vermont State Police made up of members who are cross-trained in various special teams to assist local, county and federal law-enforcement agencies. ESU was created to bring together a group of highly trained experts in their respective specialties to ensure the Vermont State Police remains current with national standards and ever-changing technology. These special teams include the Bomb Squad, Tactical Services Unit, K-9, Search and Rescue and the Crash Reconstruction Team. ESU members respond to critical calls for service and to large incidents within Vermont and occasionally in other New England states when requested.
Lt. Tara Thomas is the commander of the Emergency Services Unit.