The Enforcement and Safety Division comprises 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, which is responsible for various functions, including highway safety, investigating fraud/violations, driver training programs, law enforcement, and many more. Please contact us with your questions.
Office of the Director
Division Director: Wade Cochran
The Enforcement and Safety Division comprises 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 Adam Pockette
Throughout Vermont, trained officers inspect commercial vehicles and their drivers for compliance with state and federal motor carrier safety regulations. Inspections are conducted at interstate weigh stations and along many of the state’s frequently traveled rural roadways.
Chief Inspector: Captain Scott Davidson
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 primarily regulates, licenses, and monitors 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.
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Administrative Support Section
Administrative Coordinator: Michael Southworth
The Administrative Support Section is responsible for support functions, including 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 supports all units within the Enforcement & Safety Division.
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