Crisis Negotiation Unit

VSP Crisis Negotiation UnitThe Vermont State Police Crisis Negotiation Unit is the largest such unit in Vermont.  The team responds to calls involving people in crisis such as barricaded subjects, suicidal individuals, and hostage incidents. The team works closely with the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit to provide negotiation strategies and to help manage crisis situations. 

The team's mission is to open a line of communication to bring about a peaceful resolution to incidents where someone is in crisis.

Crisis Negotiation Unit Leader

Sergeant Wilkins

Lieutenant Christopher Barber
VSP Rutland Barracks
124 State Place
Rutland, VT 05701





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

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