Officer-involved shootings, 1977-present

Members of the Vermont State Police have been involved in 45 officer-involved shootings since 1977, when VSP recordkeeping on the subject began. In 44 of the cases, the use of force was found to be justified following outside, independent reviews of the incidents. The most recent such use of force, which occurred on Dec. 6, 2020, is under review. Information regarding these incidents is collected by the state police on a case-by-case basis and will be updated as needed. This page was most recently updated on Dec. 9, 2020.

The data are provided in the following spreadsheet, which you may access and download in PDF format by clicking the image below:

OIS data 1977 to present


This chart shows the frequency of officer-involved shootings in Vermont since 1977:

(click the image to enlarge)


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.

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