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Troopers Train for Active Shooters, Some Teach Civilians to Survive

“Now our troopers will be able to go out and train at schools, churches, and other businesses to let civilians know the best way to respond to an active shooter before law enforcement arrives on scene,” the highway patrol states in a social media post.

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VT State Troopers Menaced by Mechanical Excavator During Arrest

The suspect’s father Wayne Tallman reportedly operated the excavator and used it as a weapon.

Vermont Trooper's Patrol Car Hit by Chair Flying Out of Truck

Video from the patrol vehicle's camera shows the chair coming loose as the truck changed lanes and cracking the cruiser’s windshield on I-89 in South Burlington.

VT City That Defunded Police Now Paying Officers to Stay

In the 14 months since, the Burlington Police Department has dropped from around 90 officers, when the resolution was passed, to under 70 today. This is largely thanks, officials say, to cops leaving for higher-paying jobs in other departments or retiring earlier than expected.

Vermont Governor Signs Bill Permitting Police to Use Chokeholds for Self-Defense

While working on the policy, law enforcement officials decided to ask legislators to amend the chokehold ban to make it clear that police can use chokeholds to defend themselves in life-and-death situations.

Vermont Officer Shoots Woman, then Dies by Suicide

An officer with the Berlin (VT) Police Department reportedly shot a female acquaintance and then turned the gun on himself, dying by suicide at the scene on Monday afternoon.

Vermont AG's Office Examining State Police Investigation of Local Agency

The Vermont Attorney General's Office is reviewing the results of an investigation into the Bellows Falls Police Department by the Vermont State Police.

Social Media Scandal Rocks Command of Burlington, VT, PD

The first casualty was Brandon del Pozo, who resigned as chief after it came out that he was using a fake Twitter account to heckle activists who were critical of the city. Stepping in to take his place was casualty number two, Jan Wright, who was shortly after put on paid administrative leave after it emerged that she had a fake Facebook account

Vermont Officer Sues Department Over Head Injuries Sustained in Training

An officer with the Burlington (VT) Police Department says she suffered three concussions and permanent hearing damage during a training exercise at the Vermont Police Academy.

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Vermont Chief Injured in Fatal Head-On Collision

A 48-year-old man was killed when his vehicle drifted over the centerline of a road in Groton, Vermont, and struck the vehicle occupied by St. Johnsbury Police Chief Timothy Page and his wife Colleen on Saturday.

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