Vermont State Police

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New York and Vermont are among 22 states participating in a “Border to Border” law enforcement campaign aimed at getting more people to wear their seatbelts.

A Vermont State Police report on handling officer-involved shootings recommends longer leave time before troopers return to active duty.

Colonel Matthew Birmingham (center, tallest) leads press conference on officer-involved shooting
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Vermont State Police are reviewing policies and an officer is on administrative leave until all investigations are completed after an officer-involved fatal shooting of a Sheldon, Vermont man on Interstate 89 Sunday.

Vermont State Police officials discuss officer involved shooting on Interstate 89
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Vermont State Police have identified the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Benjamin Gregware on Interstate 89 Sunday. One of the officers has been part of four other officer-involved shootings.

Vermont State Police have released the names of the officers involved in the shooting death of a robbery suspect on the grounds of the Montpelier High School on Tuesday.

Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a man discovered Sunday as a homicide.

Vermont State Police say five officers who fired their weapons during a fatal standoff are on paid leave while an investigation continues.

Two of Vermont's top law enforcement officials say that under no circumstances is a police officer permitted to use force that is not reasonable or legally permissible.


Vermont State Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Williamstown that led to the death of a 6-year old.

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Vermont state police say they've located a missing 16-year-old Vermont girl.

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Vermont law enforcement agencies are working together to lower the number of distracted drivers on the state's highways.

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Vermont State Police say alcohol likely was a factor in a car chase that reached speeds of 105 mph before ending in a fiery crash.

Break-in cards
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Vermont State Police have implemented a project to raise awareness about car break-ins at state parks and other outdoor recreation areas.  Troopers at the Williston barracks will check vehicles and place a card on the driver’s side window if there are valuables in plain sight.  Corporal Andrew Leise, who is leading the Williston barracks on the project, says it’s an effort to raise awareness amid an increase in break-ins.

The Vermont State Police says it's the first state police agency to join the White House Police Data Initiative.

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Vermont state police are releasing more information about what led to a murder-suicide in Shaftsbury and how it happened.

Trump-Pence signs at 435 Essex Road in Williston, VT
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Vermont State Police have cited an individual for repeatedly vandalizing Trump-Pence political signs.

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Pressure is mounting to release the body cam video of a deadly police shooting in Winooski, Vermont a week and a half ago. 

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Several groups are pressing for the release of police body cam video from last week's fatal police shooting in Winooski, Vermont, saying transparency and public trust in law enforcement are at risk.

Senator Patrick Leahy with law enforcement officials
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy was surrounded by law enforcement and health officials in Williston on Monday as he announced that a federal grant will allow the Vermont Drug Task Force to expand.

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Vermont State Police have arrested a fugitive from Pennsylvania wanted on numerous charges including making terrorist threats.

A new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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At a time when the relationship between police and minorities is under a microscope nationwide, a new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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A New York City man has pleaded not guilty after Vermont police say they found more than 1,400 bags of heroin inside him.

Vermont State Police detectives have launched a new website that lists the state's unsolved killings and missing persons cases in hopes that additional public attention can help solve the mysteries.

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Police say a Vermont man was drunk with two children in his car while traveling at speeds of 99 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 91.

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A mother has pleaded not guilty to charges after her 2-year-old son was found wandering the streets of a northern Vermont town in just a dirty diaper during a below-freezing morning.

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The Vermont Public Safety commissioner is ordering a review of training processes in the aftermath of the death of a state trooper who was trying out for the Tactical Services Unit.

Vermont State Police say a man cleaning his handgun at a campsite accidentally shot his 9-year-old daughter in the stomach, sending her to the intensive care unit.

The Vermont State Police have a new leader.


Confirmation that the overdose deaths of two brothers found dead in Burlington last month was caused by the high-powered drug fentanyl has re-focused attention in Vermont on the drug that can be 100 times more powerful than morphine.