K9 Officer Kaiser Laid to Rest

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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THERE’S SOMETHING SCARY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS… WHO YA GONNA CALL?

THERE’S SOMETHING SCARY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS… WHO YA GONNA CALL?

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

South Burlington Police Officers Promoted

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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August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

In an emergency every second counts, and each message must be heard and understood. It is critical that fire, EMS, and police units are able to talk to each other, as well as the dispatch center. During natural disasters, fire, EMS, and police units must be able to communicate with public works personnel. The communications equipment must be reliable and up-to-date. Currently, the City of South Burlington has obsolete equipment, frequent equipment failure, repair parts are expensive or not available. This can lead to compromised communication when it is needed…

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