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Longtime Vt. State Police captain to retire, discusses recruitment of women

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 6:46 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Capt. Julie Scribner’s last day with the Vermont State Police is Friday. She plans to move closer to family in the state of Georgia. Our Dom Amato spoke with her about her career and recruitment of women on the force.

Scribner has been with the VSP since 2001, and we’ve followed her career since she returned to college, graduating from Norwich University in 2015. That degree allowed her to move up the ranks, earning a promotion to lieutenant in the state police. From there, she held a number of different roles, from recruiter to detective to captain.

“I really am so grateful that I have had this opportunity to work in the field force, in the criminal division, in support services. I really have been able to spread my wings throughout my career,” Scribner said.

The Vermont State Police had about seven times more women in administrative roles than the national average, but that number is dropping. After Scribner retires, here’s how the force will look:

Out of 293 troopers, 40 are women, making up 13.6% of the department.

Two women are in administrative roles, making up 15% of that staff, which is well above the national average.

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