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The Department of Public Safety employs approximately 780 civilian and sworn individuals 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.

For current job openings with the Department of Public Safety, please visit the State of Vermont Human Resource website. There you will be able to search for Department of Public Safety job openings, apply online for a specific job, and learn all that the State of Vermont has to offer as an employer. Examples of jobs with the Department of Public Safety include:

  • Vermont State Police Trooper
  • Radio Technicians
  • Emergency Communication Dispatcher
  • Criminal Records Specialist
  • Emergency Management Planner
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Forensic Lab Latent Print Examiner 

Filing a Discrimination Complaint

Please find below the process to file a complaint of discrimination against DPS or against a DPS subrecipient implementing a grant program from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Please be advised that you may also file a complaint directly with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531.

Sub-Recipient’s Civil Rights Training: U.S. Department of Justice Grant Funds

Federal Civil Rights Laws: include the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. § 3789d); the Victims of Crime Act (42 U.S.C. § 10604(e)); The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. § 5672(b)); the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d); the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 7 94); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12131-34); Equal Protection for Faith-Based Organizations, 28 C.F.R. pt. 38; the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§1681, 1683, 1685-86); and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-07); see Ex. Order 13279 (equal protection of the laws for faith-based and community organizations).

According to the Federal civil rights laws referenced above, no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.  Since the Vermont Department of Public Safety receives Federal financial grants and, at times subawards the funding to other agencies, the Department and its sub-recipients must comply with the above-referenced Federal civil rights laws. 

If you are a subrecipient U.S. Department of Justice grant funds from Vermont Department of Public Safety, please find below a power point training on your responsibilities under the grant provisions.