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August 16, 2016

Westminster Barracks Open House & Media Day





Westminster Barracks Open House & Media Day

Thursday, August 18th

Media 10am – 1pm

Public 1 - 4pm


Westminster, VT – On July 21st, 2016, the Vermont State Police began operations out of the new Westminster Barracks in southeastern Vermont, in the communities that had previously been served by the now closed Brattleboro and Rockingham Barracks.  The new barracks replaced 2 facilities with aging infrastructure, maintenance and space challenges; issues which impacted public safety efforts in their communities.  Now, with updated technology, space availability, state-of-the-art dispatch and cruiser technologies, the new Westminster Barracks is positioned to serve the southeastern area of Vermont for decades to come.


The Vermont State Police would like to invite the public and media to visit their new barracks on Thursday, August 18th.  Media is invited to tour from 10 am to 1pm, and the public from 1 to 4pm.  The Westminster Barracks commander Lieutenant Timothy Oliver and other VSP officials will be on hand to answer questions about the new barracks, and how troopers will better serve the public in conjunction with the new facility.  Media is also invited to visit the new Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) recently activated following the switch-over from its former home at the Rockingham Barracks.


This open house will be followed by a Vermont Department of Buildings and Grounds official ribbon-cutting on September 20th  at 11am.  Governor Peter Shumlin and Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Flynn will celebrate the opening of the Westminster Barracks and speak of the facilities importance in serving the public safety mission for Vermonters.


Directions to the Westminster Barracks: The facility is located at 1330 Westminster Heights Road, Westminster, Vermont.   From I-91 take Exit 5, follow the access road east towards Route 5.  Look immediately for Westminster Heights Road which is the first right turn.  The new Westminster Barracks is on your left , across from the VTRANS Park & Ride Facility. 


The media is asked to RSVP to Public Information Officer Scott Waterman if they intend to visit. 




Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer