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January 31, 2020








DATE:                         January 31, 2020

FROM:                        Col. Matthew T.  Birmingham, director

PROMOTION:             Commander – Technology Investigation Unit



Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following promotion:


Sgt. Gregory Campbell, assigned to the Vermont Intelligence Center, to lieutenant/commander of the Technology Investigation Unit at Headquarters.


Lt. Campbell has served the people of Vermont with the Vermont State Police for more than 21 years. He began his state police career in summer 1998 as a trooper at the Bradford Barracks. In late 1999 he transferred to the Middlesex Barracks, where he served for more than two years before being assigned to the Executive Protection Unit. Three years later, he transferred to the Williston Barracks before earning a promotion to sergeant/patrol commander at the Williston Barracks/Lamoille Outpost in 2007. He moved to Headquarters in 2013 as the staff operations sergeant assigned to the Office of Technology Management, then transferred to the Vermont Intelligence Center the following year.


In addition to these duties, Lt. Campbell has overseen the Vermont State Police's Emergency Vehicle Operation Course instructor cadre since 2009 and is an active member of the Pursuit Committee and Cruiser Committee. He holds a B.S. in criminal justice (summa cum laude) from Northeastern University in Boston.


As commander of the Technology Investigation Unit (TIU), Lt. Campbell will oversee the collection and analysis of digital evidence and assist with investigations by the Vermont State Police and local, county, and other state law enforcement agencies. TIU has five components:


  • Computer Crime Unit - Detectives assigned to this unit are specially trained to collect and analyze digital evidence and to conduct computer-related investigations. They also provide expert testimony, assist prosecutors with legal interpretation of scientific results, and train other criminal justice agencies in related topics. The Computer Crime Unit works closely with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
  • Cellular Device Investigations - Detectives assigned to this unit also are trained to collect and analyze all types of mobile devices. Detectives also are trained to analyze wireless network carrier data.
  • Polygraph Unit- Polygraph examiners are highly trained detectives who conduct polygraph examinations to assist in criminal investigations. This unit also assists the Office of Professional Development with the hiring of Vermont State Police applicants.
  • Executive Protection Unit - The Executive Protection Unit is responsible for the safety and transportation of Vermont's governor. Members of the unit also assist with visiting dignitaries from outside the state.
  • FBI Cybercrime Investigator - This detective works directly with the FBI Cybercrime Task Force, assisting with investigations of national and statewide cybersecurity threats.


Lt. Campbell's promotion was effective Jan. 19, 2020. Campbell succeeds Capt. Lance Burnham following his promotion to commander of the Emergency Communications Unit.


Lt. Campbell can be reached via Vermont State Police Headquarters in Waterbury at 802-244-8727 or by email at


To find out more about the Technology Investigation Unit, visit


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