Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

VSP UAS programThe Vermont State Police Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program is comprised of troopers who have obtained certification as remote pilots through the Federal Aviation Administration. Established in 2019, the program is focused on the use of evolving technology to enhance and support public safety missions across Vermont. 

Missions include responding to floods, conducting storm damage assessments, taking part in search and rescue operations on land and water, assisting in crash reconstruction, and responding to crime scenes, hazardous materials incidents, Bomb Squad responses and other tactical operations. 

The UAS Program operates multiple unmanned aircraft platforms strategically located throughout the state. The UAS units are available to be rapidly deployed upon request of public safety officials. The program and its 13 pilots operate in compliance with FAA regulations and Vermont law.

UAS Commander

Captain ManleyCaptain Michael Manley

Vermont State Police Headquarters
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone - 802-244-8727


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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