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The statutory purpose of the Department of Public Safety is to promote the detection and prevention of crime, to participate in searches for lost and missing persons, and to assist in cases of statewide or local disasters or emergencies. In order to carry out this purpose the Department is organized into six divisions: the Vermont State Police, Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont Crime Information Center, Radio Technology Services, Vermont Forensics Lab, and the Division of Fire Safety.

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson

The mission of the Vermont DEMHS  is to ensure the state’s resilience to disasters.

The Division of Fire Safety provides a number of services related to the safety of residents and guests of the State. 

 

Radio Technology ServicesRadio Technology Services plans, designs, installs, and maintains the voice & data communication systems used by the Department of Public Safety. 

The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns. 

VCIC is the State's repository for a number of criminal record information systems. 

The VFL is the only forensic laboratory in the State of Vermont and provides services to the entire criminal justice system

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
802-241-5000
TTY/TDD 888-545-7598

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