South Burlington Police Department - Frequently Asked Questions
South Burlington Police Department - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I obtain a department patch?

For numerous years, our agency has honored requests for patches for those who are collectors.  At one time we did this for free and due to significant cost increases for the actual patches and postage, we had to start charging.  We have now entered an age where security is always in question and we have had to change our view on sending patches out.

We have now adopted a policy that we do not honor requests for department patches.  For those who are honestly using patches, we are sorry, however there are so many persons out there that may use these in a criminal manner that we cannot take any chances.

How do I claim my property or evidence that is at the Police Department?

Question: How do I claim my property or evidence that is at the Police Department?

Answer: All property held at the South Burlington Police Department is available for pickup 7 days a week between the hours of 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM and 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, with proper identification.  Please call 846-4111 prior to coming in to ensure the property is housed at the police department. 

All evidence related inquiries are to be made by telephone, by calling 846-4163. This is a voice mail for the police department evidence custodian. Please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Please note that evidence returns will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, with prior approval.

I was recently involved in an incident or accident. How do I get a copy of my report?

Question: I was recently involved in an incident or accident.  How do I get a copy of my report?

Answer: Accident reports may be available upon request.  Incident reports are not available for dissemination at this time.  Any questions should be directed to the records department at 802-846-4166. 

I was told I need to complete an Accident/Crash Report. How can I get one?

Question: I was involved in an accident and was told I need to complete a State Accident/Crash Report.  Where can I get one?

Answer: A State Accident/Crash Report must be completed anytime an accident occurs where a person is injured or there is a total damage to all property equal to or greater than $3,000.  You must file the report with the Vermont DMV within seventy-two hours (3 days) of the accident.  The State Accident/Crash Report is available at any Police Department or can be downloaded at http://www.dmv.state.vt.us/documents/TA/VA/Tava004.pdf.

How do I commend an Officer for a job well done?

Question: How do I commend an Officer for a job well done?

Answer: In many instances, outstanding performance occurs without any type of formal or informal recognition.  More often than not, officers are sooner aware of things that they might have done incorrectly as opposed to those instances of outstanding performance, actions that dignify the officer or actions that give credit to the profession. Unfortunately supervisors are unable to be everywhere their officers are and often times never realize that their employees are performing activities that are well worth some form of recognition. 

The most timely notification is when a person contacts the department immediately with a telephone call to the officer-in-charge.  The officer-in-charge can always be reached at (802) 846-4111.  In addition you can complete this form which will be forwarded to the correct supervisor and Officer.