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Hartford To Consolidate Police And Fire Departments
Wednesday, 01/30/13
By Charlotte Albright
Starting next week, the town of Hartford will try something new, putting the fire chief in charge of the police department. The plan has the support of the selectboard, but even the Town Manager admits it's an experiment.
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Williston Swears In New Police Chief
Tuesday, 08/21/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Williston has a new Chief of Police. Todd Shepard was sworn in yesterday in a ceremony at the Williston Police Department.
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Protesters Demand Answers From Burlington Police
Monday, 08/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Protesters in Burlington say police still need to explain their response to an altercation last week outside the downtown hotel where New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers were meeting.
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Vt. Supreme Court Denies Franklin County Sheriff's Appeal
Monday, 08/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with the city of St. Albans in a dispute with the Franklin County sheriff. The court rejected the sheriff's argument that the bidding process for providing law enforcement in St. Albans was so unfair that it killed any competition.
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Thetford Incident Exposes Local Concerns About Tasers
Tuesday, 07/31/12
A state trooper's use of a stun gun on a Thetford man last month has renewed concerns about the weapons' use in local police departments.
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Another Detective In Milton Allows For More Drug Investigations, Chief Says
Tuesday, 07/24/12
Milton's police chief says that the recent addition of a second detective to his force has allowed officers to deal with more drug investigations.
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Rural Towns Raise Concerns About State Police Plans To Consolidate
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some town officials in Orange County say they're concerned that state police response times may slow in the future as the state continues to replace and consolidate aging facilities, including the barracks in Bradford.
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Quechee Man Says Hartford Police Too Heavy-Handed
Monday, 07/25/11
By Charlotte Albright
A driver whose car slid and tipped over in a ditch last month has helped to refuel a debate about whether police in the Upper Valley town of Hartford have been too heavy-handed in some recent arrests.
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Franklin County Sheriff Sues St. Albans
Tuesday, 05/31/11
By Kirk Carapezza
While a handful of towns in Vermont are considering creating a joint police force to cut costs, a similar arrangement in Franklin County has led to a legal challenge that's headed to the state's highest court.
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Windsor Towns Consider Shared Police Force
Monday, 05/23/11
By Susan Keese
A group of Southern Windsor County towns is looking into the possibility of a shared, regional police force. Officials say the policing needs of Vermont towns are changing.
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To Prevent Crime, Vt. Sheriffs Collect Prescription Drugs
Friday, 05/06/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont law enforcement officials say hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs have been collected in an effort to prevent overdoses and stem drug-related crimes.
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Sorrell Clears Hartford Officers; ACLU Wants Changes
Tuesday, 11/23/10
By Neal Charnoff
The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling for independent oversight of police activity. The request comes on the heels of the attorney general's decision not to take action against Hartford police officers who subdued a man in his own home in May.
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Rutland Aldermen Investigate Pornography Allegations
Monday, 03/08/10
By Nina Keck
Rutland's Board of Aldermen will meet tonight with the city's Police Commission in the wake of revelations that several officers have been investigated for allegedly viewing pornography while on duty.  
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