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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Police cars parked in the Burlington Police parking lot on June 18.

Extra patrols of Burlington Police in UVM student neighborhoods terminated by UVM

Lilly Page and Kate Vanni June 19, 2020

UVM canceled the extra Burlington Police patrols of UVM student neighborhoods that were initially created for COVID-19 awareness and noise complaints. As of June 11 the extra patrols for noise and COVID-19...

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.

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

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,...

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

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

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...

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...

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...

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

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

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...

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....

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