What military equipment is Vermont getting?

Thanks to Sue Prent for her coverage of the acquisition of riot gear (riots? In St. Albans?) by the St. Albans police department.

The militarization of policing in the United States has gotten some long-overdue attention, and now there is a site where you can see what various police agencies across the country have received. If you go to the site you can see that a lot of it is pretty inoccuous, stuff like computers, cold-weather boots for Alaska and hot-weather boots for Texas, fax machines, boats, medical supplies; maybe my favorite was “karaoke set, complete” for $1,200. Read long enough, though, and you'll also find things like “assault pack”, “armor kit”, hand grenade pouches, different types of guns, ammo, bandoliers, armored cars and trucks.

What I was curious about was what came to Vermont, and I found two separate listings: one is a listing of all the law enforcement agencies that got anything, and the other was the list of equpment sent to Vermont under the 1033 program. Not too many smoking guns (heh!) here, I'm afraid, but maybe someone with more time will come up with more information:

 VERMONT BENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT WINOOSKI POLICE DEPT

VERMONT HARDWICK POLICE DEPT

VERMONT VT CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRN COUN

VERMONT SHELBURNE POLICE DEPT

VERMONT VERGENNES POLICE DEPT

VERMONT NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPT

VERMONT ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT WINHALL POLICE DEPT

VERMONT LAMOILLE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT RUTLAND POLICE DEPT

VERMONT BRATTLEBORO POLICE DEPT

VERMONT MIDDLEBURY POLICE DEPT

VERMONT RICHMOND POLICE DEPT

VERMONT VT STATE POLICE

VERMONT STOWE POLICE DEPT

VERMONT BRATTLEBORO POLICE DEPT

VERMONT COLCHESTER POLICE DEPT

VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT SWANTON VILLAGE POLICE DEPT

VERMONT BENNINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

VERMONT BRANDON POLICE DEPT

VERMONT WINDHAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT RUTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT ORLEANS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT

VERMONT BARRE CITY POLICE DEPT

VERMONT BURLINGTON POLICE DEPT

VERMONT SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPT

VERMONT DOVER POLICE DEPT

VERMONT WATERBURY POLICE DEPT

VERMONT VT DEPT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

VERMONT VERNON POLICE DEPT

VERMONT ESSEX POLICE DEPT

VERMONT SAINT JOHNSBURY POLICE DEPT

And:
 
 VT MIRROR HEAD,VEHICUL 2540013141189 2 14.57 $29.14 20120418
VT UTILITIES SUPPORT U 8340014594366 1 86365.87 $86,365.87 20120515
VT CPCVX TRAILER STORAGE CON 2330DSTRAILE1 1 13000.00 $13,000.00 20120516
VT TRAILER,CARGO 2330013875443 1 8954.00 $8,954.00 20120531
VT TRAILER,CARGO 2330013875443 1 8954.00 $8,954.00 20120531
VT MEDIC BAG           8465015247635 2 125.00 $250.00 20120531
VT TRUCK,MAINTENANCE 2320010919075 1 12920.00 $12,920.00 20120703
VT LIFEPAK AED TRAINER 6515DSDEFIBRI 2 4000.00 $8,000.00 20120710
VT FIELD PACK         8465015158629 10 112.76 $1,127.60 20120718
VT FIELD PACK         8465015158620 10 229.67 $2,296.70 20120718
VT TRUCK,LIFT,FORK     3930011727891 1 10884.00 $10,884.00 20120719
VT FLAT PANEL MONITOR 7025DSFLATPAN 2 725.00 $1,450.00 20120727
VT SHOP SET,CONTACT MA 4940012098825 1 29811.00 $29,811.00 20120806
VT BOAT RIGID 134 HP 194000BOAT 1 0.01 $0.01 20120809
VT TRAILER BOAT 233000TRAILER 1 0.01 $0.01 20120809
 
Thanks to Muckrock News for the information, and to Forrest MacGregor for putting me onto this information! 

9 thoughts on “What military equipment is Vermont getting?

  1. I want a duck boat/truck/whatever.    it is a sad statement when the military  can only give surplus to some quasi military wannabes….  

    Not that all our fine folks in blue or black are not good people, but frankly there have been far too many folks getting shot or involuntarily electrocuted or simply getting the shit beaten out of them for good sport in the name of pacification.  

    It is my opinion that the days of the deescalation cop are gone and replaced far to often by the autocrat with the all powerful badge ready to rip into compliance mode.  

    Something needs to be dialed back a notch or two.   I think that is why putting a cop in as top cop is not always the best idea for the unarmed citizen.

  2. why the heck does St. Albans suddenly want riot gear?

    Is this some new approach to the local “War on Drugs?”

    I really want to know.

  3. why the heck does St. Albans suddenly want riot gear?

    Is this some new approach to the local “War on Drugs?”

    I really want to know.

  4. Chief Taylor is doing a great job, and I respect him as a man of integrity; but it is the responsibility of the citizens who employ the police force to question puzzling developments.

  5. sends up this topic. NH even gets a nod, with their armored vehicle for use in protecting their pumpkin festival…. in Keene….

  6. Bigger than the New Deal.

    Think of all the “stuff” airport scanners, license plate readers,regional security information fusion centers and so on that since 9-11 we now need.

    And providing Homeland safety is big, big for profit business.

    In 2013

    […] by our calculations, this country has spent a jaw-dropping $791 billion on “homeland security” since 9/11. To give you a sense of just how big that is, Washington spent an inflation-adjusted $500 billion on the entire New Deal.

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/pos

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