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.
VEM provides assistance to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made threats and hazards in order to ensure the safety, quality of life, and economic vitality of the state and its citizens.
The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns, 90 percent of the land mass, and 50 percent of the population in Vermont.
*Members of the public who have concerns about businesses, lodging establishments, short-term rental properties, nonprofits, or other entities that are operating out of compliance with Gov. Scott’s executive orders should call their local law-enforcement agency. They may also file a report by contacting the Vermont Department of Health at 833-722-0860 or AHS.VDHPublicCommunication@vermont.gov.