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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 3 : Executive

Chapter 068 : Office of Racial Equity

Subchapter 002 : Division of Racial Justice Statistics

(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 5015)
  • § 5015. Council services contingent on agency compliance

    (a) On and after July 1, 2023, a law enforcement agency shall be prohibited from having its law enforcement applicants or officers trained by the Vermont Police Academy or from otherwise using the services of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council if the agency is not in compliance with the requirements for providing data to the Division of Racial Justice Statistics pursuant to subdivision 5013(a)(2) of this chapter.

    (b) The Council shall adopt procedures to enforce the requirements of this section, which may allow for waivers for agencies under a plan to obtain compliance with this section.

    (c) As used in this section:

    (1) “Law enforcement agency” means the employer of a law enforcement officer.

    (2) “Law enforcement officer” means a member of the Department of Public Safety who exercises law enforcement powers; a member of the State Police; a Capitol Police officer; a municipal police officer; a constable who exercises law enforcement powers; a motor vehicle inspector; an employee of the Department of Liquor and Lottery who exercises law enforcement powers; an investigator employed by the Secretary of State; a Board of Medical Practice investigator employed by the Department of Health; an investigator employed by the Attorney General or a State’s Attorney; a fish and game warden; a sheriff; a deputy sheriff who exercises law enforcement powers; a railroad police officer commissioned pursuant to 5 V.S.A. chapter 68, subchapter 8; a police officer appointed to the University of Vermont’s Department of Police Services; or the provost marshal or assistant provost marshal of the Vermont National Guard. (Added 2021, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.)