Emergency Services Unit

ESU members with VP Mike Pence, September 2018The 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.

Emergency Services Unit Commander

Lieutenant Tara ThomasLieutenant Tara Thomas
Vermont State Police - Williston
2777 St. George Road
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: 802-878-7111

Contact Information

Vermont State Police HeadquartersVSP Seal
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
M - F / 8am - 4pm
Telephone - 802-244-8727

Please call your nearest VSP Barracks outside of normal business hours.

Information on public information requests, and contact information for our Public Information Officer can be found at vsp.vermont.gov/public.

Please click here to visit the Agency of Administration's Public Record Request Database.


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