Frequently Asked Questions
HOW TO FIND US
The Brattleboro Police Department is located at 62 Black Mountain Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301. You may also call 802-257-7946 and ask for directions.
WHAT IS BPD's JURISDICTION?
All law enforcement officers in Vermont have jurisdiction throughout the entire state, but Brattleboro Police officers handle most calls inside the limits of the Town of Brattleboro.
HOW TO REPORT A CRIME
To report a crime in progress, dial 911. 911 is for emergency use only. An emergency is an event where a person or property is in immediate danger of injury, theft or damage. When you call 911, a dispatcher will ask you a number of questions. Please remain calm and answer all questions completely.
To report a crime that has already occurred, dial 802-257-7946. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher the nature and location of the incident, your name, your date of birth, your address and phone number. Please remain calm and answer all questions completely.
HOW TO REPORT AN ANONYMOUS TIP
Call 802-251-8188 and leave a message on our tip line. This is a good place to let us know about suspected drug activity or to provide other information. It is NOT the number to call if there is an immediate danger or if a crime is being committed right now. Please call 9-1-1 whenever there is something that requires immediate attention.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was investigated by a police officer, you should have been given a copy of the Vermont Uniform Crash Report. Your insurance company may ask that you get a copy of the completed report from the police department. You do not have to do this, your insurance premiums cover the cost, and your insurance company will make this request on your behalf.
If your accident was not investigated, or if you did not receive a copy at the time it occurred, please fill out the Report Request form. Mail or drop it off at the Brattleboro Police Department. When the report has been completed by the officer, and the copy has been made, you’ll be called and told the fee. While most reports are available within a week or so, some copies can take a while, as the officer has up to 30 days to complete the investigation. Further delays can be caused if someone was arrested as the result of your accident.
HELP! MY CAR HAS BEEN TOWED
Vehicles are usually towed because they were in violation of the Town Ordinances, or were towed from a privately owned lot, at the request of a property manager or owner. In either case, the company that towed the vehicle is required to contact our communications center and report the vehicle's registration, make, date and location from where it was towed. Please contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7946 to inquire on where your vehicle may be.
LET'S BE CIVIL ABOUT THIS
Police officers can’t help you much with civil issues. If you’re having a dispute with your landlord or another tenant in your building, you can get more information at CVOEO. If you’ve allowed someone to live in your home for longer than 30 days, or if you’ve accepted any kind of “payment” from them, whether it be cash or even just doing chores, they might be considered your tenant and you may not be able to force them to leave your residence without going through an eviction process.
If someone owes you money, your solution may lie in small claims court, another civil remedy. Don’t let your civil dispute lead to a crime — keep your voice down when discussing it, never threaten anyone, and don’t let anger and frustration boil over and lead to an assault, because that’s a crime that Brattleboro Police will respond to and deal with in a criminal manner.
All you have to do it call Dispatch at 802-257-7946 and tell them where you live, how you can be contacted, and the dates you will be gone. They may also request additional information. It will then be given to the shift supervisors to pass on to their officers.
Parking tickets can be dropped off at the Parking Enforcement Office located in the parking garage on Flat Street. Parking tickets are handled by the Parking Enforcement section of the Department, with regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Unless you have been arrested by the Brattleboro Police Department, we do not take fingerprints. If you need to have your prints taken for personal reasons, please contact the Windham County Sheriffs Department at 802-365-4941.
TROs/RELIEF FROM ABUSE
Abuse prevention orders, sometimes called TROs, are issued by Family Court. If you are trying to obtain such an order during normal business hours, you need to reach the Windham County Family Court at 802-257-2820. After court hours, you can contact the TRO Hotline at 800-540-9990. For additional resources, please contact the Women's Freedom Center.
HOW TO RECEIVE AMBER ALERTS
WHERE CAN I LOCATE THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
The state's sex offender registry website is located here.