K9 Officer Kaiser Laid to Rest

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of Kaiser, South Burlington Police Department’s faithful K9. Officer Kaiser served SBPD and the Vermont law enforcement community with full heart and soul from July 2008 until his passing last week. Kaiser did it all—he helped get drugs off the streets; find missing persons in inclement weather; and he was bar none, the most playful and energetic dog. Kaiser was a dedicated servant to the community of South Burlington, participating in countless demonstrations for kids.…

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Winter Parking Ban In Effect—What you need to know.

Parking Ban

The South Burlington Police Department has issued notice that the WINTER PARKING BAN IS IN EFFECT. This ban is regardless of snowfall—this ban applies even if there is no snow. City of South Burlington Ordinance, Section 32: “No person shall, between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 am including Sundays and legal holidays, during the period from December 1 of each year to April 1 of the following year, park any vehicle within the limits of any public highway of the City.” A violation of the ordinance may mean a…

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South Burlington Weekend Wrap Up

Autumn park

What a weekend!  First, the weather—a beautiful Saturday with temperatures in the 60s. followed by the sharp decline in temperature and falling snow. This is fall in Vermont! Hope you were able to get out and enjoy our City this weekend—whether a walk on one of our many trails, a bike ride on the recreational path, or playing in the falling snow. Don’t forget that our parks are open for the winter, with limited facilities—but a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors.   FAMILY BINGO NIGHT There…

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Generous Gift to SBPD for Life-Saving Equipment

Chief Whipple accepting donation

Today at Community Bible Church in South Burlington, the congregation began its service as it usually does—with song. Among the members finding their seats and voices were South Burlington police officers, including Chief Trevor Whipple. There were several officers in attendance and all were asked to come to the dais for the presentation of a donation to the South Burlington Police Department. Pastor Mike Kriesel spoke of the work that the SBPD do everyday to keep our city safe. While he was speaking, two of the officers were called out…

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South Burlington police aid ghosts, goblins & princesses. The good guys were at it again on Halloween night. Beginning at about 6:30 pm on Monday night, South Burlington police cruisers rolled into city neighborhoods. They found blood-thirsty vampires, scary witches, and hungry zombies.  There were beautiful princesses, swashbuckling pirates, and ghostbusters covered in ectoplasm. And, they were all looking for Halloween treats. South Burlington police officers set up candy distribution stations, and began handing out sweet loot.  In the days leading up to Halloween, the Youth Services officers assisted in…

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South Burlington Police Officers Promoted

Deputy Chief Edwards, Sgt. MacDonough, Sgt. Ward, and Chief Whipple

Amidst their colleagues and family, two officers have been promoted within the South Burlington Police Department. Sergeant David MacDonough and Sergeant Dennis Ward were given the rank of Sergeant during a ceremony held on Friday. Both officers have been serving as acting sergeants for the City, and Chief Trevor Whipple was pleased to perform the ceremony which made the positions permanent. Sergeant David MacDonough joined the South Burlington Police Department in 2009, after serving the Shelburne Police Department and the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office. A graduate of Champlain College with…

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