The Vermont Cynic

Several thefts occurred in the Patrick Gymnasium and other buildings on campus June 29.

UVM police ask for help after reporting several cases of burglary in a two-day period

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 30, 2021

After multiple reports of break-ins and stolen university property, UVM police ask the UVM community for assistance in dealing with campus crimes in a June 29 press release. On Monday, June 28, UVM...

Inside a cadet training academy

Inside a cadet training academy

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist September 30, 2020

In high school, I watched too many crime shows and decided I wanted to be an FBI Agent.  My school resource officer sent me to the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy, a program for students...

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,...

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Gabby Felitto September 4, 2019

Inside evidence rooms across America, about 100,000 rape kits wait to be tested for evidence, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Many victims wait years for evidence retrieved from...

Laptop thief arrested

Laptop thief arrested

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer May 6, 2018

A man was arrested following a string of thefts in Bailey/Howe Library. Gavin Tyson of Rutland County, Vermont was arrested April 14 by UVM police. Tyson was arrested for  grand larceny, possession...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer May 1, 2018

Photo Illustration/ Alek Fleury and Genevieve Winn First-year Joe Smith, a pseudonym, popped four bars of Xanax at 1 a.m. one Friday. The next thing he knew he was lying in his Harris Millis dorm bed,...

Police aim to serve and protect, not shoot

September 21, 2016

Last Wednesday night, I was woken up at about four in the morning by a pounding. I thought it was my door. I turned on the light and listened as the pounding continued. There were two men outside,...

Policing that which cannot be policed

Policing that which cannot be policed

September 14, 2015

Like the changing leaves, college kids coming back to town in fall, getting drunk, having parties and annoying their neighbors is as predictable as a pattern of nature. And like nature, it’s constant.This...

Mayor and police standoff

Kate Lipman January 13, 2015

More than 25,000 police gathered for the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos in New York City on Dec. 27. While the sheer number of officers that attended the funeral was newsworthy, the funeral made headlines...

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