Special Teams

Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team

CLET members getting into protective suitsThe Vermont State Police Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) is comprised of Troopers and Sergeants from across the state. Each member attends the State and Local Basic Clandestine Laboratory Certification and Site Safety Officer Schools through the Drug Enforcement Administration in Quantico, VA.  Some experienced members complete Level A Hazmat school. The team is required to meet OSHA standards and DEA certifications

Tactical Services Unit

TSU team The Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit (TSU) observes the highest standards of professionalism at all times while offering 24-hour tactical assistance to all law enforcement agencies in Vermont. The mission of the TSU team is to preserve life in high-risk, potentially life-threatening situations through the use of specialized training, equipment and tactics. 

Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue at Jay Peak
The Department of Public Safety has jurisdictional authority for backcountry search and rescue in Vermont.  The State Police Search & Rescue Team provides highly trained search management personnel, as well as trained field personnel.  The team also partners with many volunteer search and rescue teams, local first responders, ski patrols, local law enforcement agencies, Vermont Fish & Wildlife game wardens and others in a collaborative approach to locate an


State Police boatThe mission of the Vermont State Police SCUBA team is underwater search, rescue, and recovery.

Members Assistance Team

Members Assistance Team logoThe Vermont State Police Members Assistance Team provides direct support, resources, appropriate referrals and training for VSP employees who have been exposed to trauma or need assistance with health or personal problems. This assistance is available regardless if the problem is work-related or a personal matter. Services also are available to VSP family members.

Honor Guard

State Police Honor Guard in a parade

The Vermont State Police is a para-military organization founded on the likes of the U.S. Marine Corps. Our Honor Guard Team was established to represent our Department at funerals and dedications both in and out of state.

Critical Incident Dispatch Team

Mobile Command PostThe Critical Incident Dispatch Team is the only VSP team made up of civilian personnel.  The team is staffed by dispatchers from our two emergency communication centers.  When needed for emergency or pre-planned incidents, the team staffs and operates a State Police Mobile Command Post.




Crisis Negotiation Unit

CNU member on phoneThe Vermont State Police Crisis Negotiation Unit is the largest such unit in Vermont.  The team often works jointly with our Tactical Services Unit, both in training and in real world incidents.

Crime Scene Search Team

The Crime Scene Search Team is called in do photography, searches, warrants, and evidence collection of major crime scenes throughout the state of Vermont.

Crash Reconstruction Team

Crash reconstructionist at workThe State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is made up of Troopers and Sergeants throughout the state. They are available on request to assist other Troopers or other police agencies with serious crash investigations.


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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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