Promotion announcement - Commander, Staff Operations

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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:16pm -- Denise Sortor

Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following promotion: Lt. Julie Scribner, director of Internal Affairs, to captain/Staff Operations Commander at Headquarters.

Capt. Scribner has served the people of Vermont for nearly 20 years. She began her state police career in 2001 as a trooper at the Royalton Barracks before becoming a detective trooper at the New Haven Barracks in 2008. She served in that capacity until 2010, when she was promoted to sergeant at the Office of Professional Development in Pittsford, where she focused on recruiting and training. Her next assignment was as a detective sergeant at the New Haven Barracks in 2014. Three years later, she was promoted to lieutenant as director of Internal Affairs at Headquarters in Waterbury. Her promotion to captain/Staff Operations Commander was effective earlier this spring.

In addition to those duties, Capt. Scribner previously served on the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team, the Crisis Negotiation Unit, and as a drill instructor and training assistant at the Vermont Police Academy.

The Vermont State Police Staff Operations Commander is responsible for managing numerous department operations and functions including the Office of Professional Development/Training Division, the Internal Affairs Unit, the Professional Standards Unit, and the Assistant Staff Operations Commander.

Capt. Scribner can be reached at Vermont State Police Headquarters in Waterbury at 802-244-8727 or

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