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Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Currently, UVM Police Services has 18 officers listed on their website including the chief, two deputy chiefs, two detectives and four sergeants. From January 2018 to December 2018, UVM Police received 2,809 reports.Divided equally among the 18 police officers listed as on staff in 2018, each officer could have responded to 156 reports.

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

Staff Report

February 7, 2019

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following the death of Connor Gage, a Wellness Environment student who died after attending two off-campus...

Burlington man arrested for murder

Burlington man arrested for murder

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 13, 2017

An attack with a meat cleaver at 72 Hyde St. Oct. 12 left one dead and one in the Intensive Care Unit at the UVM Medical Center. Aita Gurung is accused of murdering his wife and attempting to murder his mother-in-law, according to the Vermont Superior Court, in which Gurung appeared Oct. 13. H...

ACLU warns Burlington police

ACLU warns Burlington police

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

ACLU of Vermont is claiming Burlington police violated the First Amendment when they arrested multiple people of color. An Aug. 23 letter from ACLU of Vermont states cases in which boys and men of color were charged with disorderly conduct for what ACLU calls protected speech. The letter was sent ...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

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Corporal Carolynne Erwin talks about Burlington’s ranking as a safe city in terms of families, but not in crime.

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Crime log: Jan. 23 – Jan. 25

Jill Vaglica

February 3, 2015

Jan. 23   4:17 p.m. Hall staff in Living and Learning reported an anonymous sexual assault, which took place at an unknown time Jan. 16. Hall staff had received this information from a third party. Jan. 24   12:36 a.m. Police services received a report of vandalism in Mercy hall. A mai...

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