Special Teams

The Vermont State Police have a variety of special teams that were created within the department in an effort to better serve the citizens of Vermont and effectively manage specific types of unusual incidents. The teams include: the VSP Bomb Squad Team, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Dispatch Team, Scuba Team, Search and Rescue Team, K-9 Team, Honor Guard, Crash Reconstruction Team and the Tactical Services Unit.

These teams are comprised of State Troopers and commanders (team leaders) who perform these duties in addition to their standard work assignments. Team members train on a regular basis to ensure that they are proficient in the specific field relative to their team’s specialty.

These teams are available to assist not only local Vermont State Police Commanders managing incidents in their respective barracks area, but are routinely deployed to assist state, municipal, county, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as offer assistance in natural disasters in our villages, towns and cities.

The Vermont State Police stand ready to assist federal, state, county, and local agencies in times of crisis.  Agencies requesting the team's services, can do so through their local VSP barracks.  

Special Operations Commander

For questions about the teams or their capabilities, please contact the Special Operations Commander: 

Captain Michael Manley
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

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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