Law Enforcement Advisory Board Members


  • Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council 


  • Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, Orange County Sheriff, Vermont Sheriffs’ Association


  • Commissioner Michael Schirling, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety
  • Colonel Matthew Birmingham, Director of the Vermont State Police
  • Chief Thomas Hanley, Middlebury Police Department, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Bram Kranichfeld, Attorney General’s Office
  • Executive Director, State’s Attorney & Sheriff’s Office
  • Kraig LaPorte, U. S. Attorney’s Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General’s Office
  • Michael O’Neil, Vermont Troopers Association Representative
  • Constable Nelson Tift, Vice-President, Vermont Constable Association
  • George Merkel, Vermont Police Association Representative

Contact Information

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

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