Vermont State Police created in 1947

18 April 2019

Due to a need for a statewide police agency with powers beyond the scope of motor vehicles, a special legislative session in 1946 laid the foundation for the Vermont State Police. Legislators removed the statutory limit of 34 Motor Vehicle Inspectors.

On July 1st, 1947 Gov. Gibson swore in 27 Motor Vehicle Inspectors who transferred to the Vermont State Police, in addition to 28 new graduates of the police school, creating the Vermont State Police. Six Inspectors and four examiners remained with the Department of Motor Vehicles.