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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety



(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 1922)
  • § 1922. Creation of State Police Advisory Commission; members; duties

    (a) There is hereby created the State Police Advisory Commission, which shall provide advice and counsel to the Commissioner in carrying out his or her responsibilities for the management, supervision, and control of the Vermont State Police.

    (b) The Commission shall consist of seven members, at least one of whom shall be an attorney and one of whom shall be a retired State Police officer, to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

    (c) Members of the Commission shall serve for terms of four years, at the pleasure of the Governor. Of the initial appointments, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for terms of two years, two for terms of three years, and two for terms of four years. Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of the term vacated. The Chair shall be appointed by the Governor.

    (d) The creation and existence of the Commission shall not relieve the Commissioner of his or her duties under the law to manage, supervise, and control the State Police.

    (e) To ensure that State Police officers are subject to fair and known practices, the Commission shall advise the Commissioner with respect to and review rules concerning promotion, grievances, transfers, internal investigations, and discipline.

    (f) Members of the Commission shall be entitled to receive per diem compensation and reimbursement for expenses in accordance with 32 V.S.A. § 1010. (Added 1979, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1995, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 87b; 1999, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2017, No. 56, § 4.)