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Director of Police Transformation

photo of Burlington Police logo on a podium
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The acting chief of the Burlington, Vermont Police Department is speaking out about the current and potential future impacts of a resolution passed by the City Council earlier this year that mandates a 30% reduction in sworn officers.

Burlington City Hall
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Police departments across the country have come under increasing scrutiny this year. In Burlington, Vermont, a month-long encampment at a park adjacent to the city police department and nightly marches to City Hall emphasized activists’ demands for changes. While the camp has disbanded, city officials are working on policing issues.  At the most recent Burlington City Council meeting, the panel heard reports on racial equity and policing issues.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces new policing initiatives
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The mayor of Burlington, Vermont announced a series of initiatives Friday aimed at transforming policing in the city.