The Warren Department of Public Safety is made up to include Law Enforcement, Emergency Management and Dog Warden, to provide a more unified group. Both law enforcement officers have received over 250 hours of training. The state of Vermont requires every officer full or part-time to receive a minimum of 36 hours of training. These trainings include firearms training, traffic enforcements, domestic violence, dealing with children of domestic violence, mental illness, incident command, active shooters in schools and the workplace, continued basic first aid & CPR and more. Police education is essential to maintain a professional policing and is mandated by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (VCJTC). It should be kept in mind that both Constables are Certified Police Officers. The Warren DPS’ primary focus is on the safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors of Warren.
The emergency management coordinator attended over 65 hours of training in the past year to be able to better serve the town during events. The coordinator was also acted at Logistics Section Chief during the Wind Storm in October at the states Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury.
The Warren Department of Public Safety, Warren Fire Department, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, Vermont State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department urge everyone to put up 911 addresses and insure they can be readily seen from the road so that they can assist 1st responders get to friends and neighbors in need.
Residents are encourage to sign up for VT Alerts. VT Alerts is the state’s notification system for emergencies, Amber Alerts, weather, road conditions, and more has improved functionality, a new look, and a smartphone app. If you have signed up in the past you will need to re-register within the new system.
Vermont 2-1-1 is the number to dial to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more.
emergency phone (911 or 229-9191)
To reach Jeff Campbell, Public Safety Officer or Emergency Management Coordinator, call 496-2709 Ext 7 then press 1
To reach Gene Bifano, Public Safety Officer or Dog Warden, call 496-2709 Ext 7 then press 2