Overview of Enforcement Division
Office of the Director
Division Director (interim): Captain William Elovirta
The Enforcement and Safety Division is comprised of a contingent of sworn law enforcement officers and non-sworn civilian staff. The Division has three sections, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, the Investigative Section and the Administrative Support Section. Below is an overview of the function of each of the respective sections.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section
Motor Vehicle Safety Chief: Captain William Elovirta
Sworn uniformed law enforcement officers staff the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, whose primary mission is enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to commercial vehicle safety issues. Their duties include assuring that commercial drivers have proper credentials, the vehicles meet state and federal equipment standards, and that the vehicle falls within acceptable standards concerning length and weight restrictions.
Chief Inspector: Captain Drew Bloom
This section is comprised of Sworn and Non-Sworn Investigators and the Education & Safety Unit.
The primary focus of the Investigative Unit is to regulate, monitor and investigate illegal or questionable activities relating to licensing, registration and title fraud, dealer and inspection regulations and general law enforcement support services. The Education & Safety Unit is primarily responsible for regulating, licensing and monitoring of commercial driver training schools, third party testing programs, training and licensing School Bus Driver Training Instructors, and Pupil Transportation Safety laws and issues. In addition, this Section is responsible for research and analysis of many other highway safety-related issues.
Administrative Support Section:
Administrative Coordinator: Kathy Codling
The Administrative Support Section is responsible for support functions to include dealer licensing, inspection station licensing, mechanic certifications, abandoned vehicles, Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP) information and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA/MCSAP), which consists of Driver/Vehicle Inspection Reports for motor carriers.
The Administrative Support Section provides support to all units within the Enforcement & Safety Division.