Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Fair and Impartial Policing

At the request of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the Attorney General’s Office developed a proposed bias-free policing policy for Vermont law enforcement agencies. The policy was released on November 19, 2010. The proposed policy clearly states that law enforcement will treat all persons living in, visiting, or traveling through Vermont, equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, or other personal criteria.

“This policy was developed in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and community advocates from around the state and it reflects the most fundamental concept of our democracy – that government, in this case police, shall treat all people equally,” said Attorney General William Sorrell.

To view the policy click here.

To view the Advisory Committee Report click here.