Vermont Department of Public Safety

Caution urged when cleaning storm damage

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety May 19, 2017 Contact: Mark Bosma VT DEMHS 802-839-6717 WATERBURY, VT – A series of strong storms caused considerable damage in areas of Vermont on Thursday and early Friday. Utilities are working to restore power to homes and road crews are clearing roadways, removing debris and making […]

April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

News Release — Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Department of Public Safety April 26, 2017 Media Contacts: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Vermont Department of Public Safety Scott Waterman 802-241-5277 Clear out your Medicine Cabinet of Vermont’s Most Dangerous Leftovers BURLINGTON – More often than not, the misuse of drugs begins right at the family […]

Vermont officials to take part in criminal justice summit

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety September 1, 2016 Contact: Mark Bosma, 802-839-6717 WATERBURY, VT – As Vermonters face issues of drug crime and opiate addiction, correctional housing, and other criminal justice concerns, Vermont representatives have been selected to participate in a summit that will give state leaders new perspectives on potential solutions […]

Commissioner Keith Flynn Elected to NJCA Board of Directors

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety Aug. 17, 2016 Contact: Karen Carr 802-244-8781 Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Public Safety announces the election of Commissioner Keith Flynn to the National Criminal Justice Association (NJCA) Board of Directors. Elected by peers from across the country, the NJCA is a national voice helping […]

Open Burning and Weather Awareness in Vermont

News Release — Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, National Weather Service, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont Department of Public Safety April 14, 2016 Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation Tess Greaves, 802-535-5727 Lars Lund, 802- 777-4188 Green Mountain National Forest Kevin Boness, Forest Fire Management Officer 802-747-6740 Ethan Ready, Public Affairs […]

Snow could affect holiday travel

A snowy forecast for Wednesday and Thursday could create challenges for those travelling on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Flash flooding occurring in areas of Vermont

Severe storms have caused a rise in a number of waterways around Vermont. Some isolated flash flooding has created hazards for motorists, and those travelling in flooded areas are advised to proceed with caution.

State officials warn about illegal fireworks

STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Release Date July 1,2014 Time: 1:45 CONTACTS: Division of Fire Safety Central Office 1311 U.S. Route 302 – Suite 600 Barre, VT 05641 802-479-7561 or 1-800-640-2106 www.firesafety.vermont.gov Division Director Michael Desrochers [email protected] Department of Public Safety Fire Marshals and […]

Statewide emergency exercise to be conducted next week

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety May 30, 2014 Contact: Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 800-347-0488 or 802-839-6717 WATERBURY – Cities; towns; health care facilities; federal, state, and local responders; non-profit emergency partners; and many others will exercise emergency plans and procedures in a statewide catastrophic exercise. The activities from June 2-7 will simulate […]

Police say state employee embezzled $75,000 in state funds

So far investigators have uncovered 19 incidents in 2013 and 2014 in which Peduzzi, a claims investigator who worked in the risk management office of the Agency of Administration, allegedly wrote state checks to buy cars, boats, guitars and jewelry.

Vermont ice surfaces weakening rapidly

Because of the increased risk Vermont state, local, and federal partners are advising Vermonters and our visitors to stay off the ice.

Eleven percent of traffic tickets issued in Vermont dismissed because of illegible handwriting, other factors

More than 9,000 tickets were dismissed last year by cops or courts.

Vermont officials discourage driving through snow Friday morning

Vermont Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Press Release February 14, 2014 5:30 a.m. Contacts: Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 802-839-6717 or 800-347-0488 Difficult Travel in Vermont this Morning Driving discouraged WATERBURY, VT – Several inches of snow and strong gusty winds are making travel in Vermont difficult this morning. State […]

State officials urge drivers to exercise ‘extreme caution’ on icy roads Mon. afternoon

Vermont Department of Public Safety Press Release January 6, 2014 2:30 p.m. Contacts: Stephanie Dasaro, VT State Police: 802-279-9773 Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS: 800-347-0488 Freezing conditions expected this afternoon WATERBURY, VT – The National Weather Service says freezing conditions will return this afternoon. They say falling temperatures will cause moisture on roads, sidewalks, and other […]