Super Bowl Weekend

Hope everyone is having a Safe Winter so far. The reason I am sending out this message is to remind people to BUCKLE UP and DRINK RESPONSIBLY.
Super Bowl Weekend is approaching and Law Enforcement across the State will be conducting more DUI Patrols.

Please enjoy the Game and make sure you have a designated driver & buckle up !

From All of Us- Have a Safe Weekend

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PUBLIC SAFETY AND CONCERN OVER CLOWN ISSUE

PUBLIC CONCERN & SAFETY

I have been receiving a lot of calls from schools & members of the community about the topic of clowns threatening people.

WE ARE TAKING THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND WILL ARREST AND CHARGE ANYONE THAT DELIBERATELY CAUSES AN INCIDENT THAT ENGAGES IN THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY CAUSING PUBLIC FEAR.

WE WILL ALSO CHARGE A PERSON WHO THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTS A FALSE INCIDENT THAT CAUSES FEAR IN THE COMMUNITY.

If you observe or hear of suspicious activity please report it.
Grand Isle Sheriff 802-372-4482 normal business hours
VT State Police Dispatch 802-524-5993

Please monitor your child’s social media since a lot of this topic of clowns is being generated by kids on social media.

Thank you
Sheriff Allen

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2016 Labor Day DUI Campaign

Department: Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Release Date: Aug 16, 2016

Contact Information:

Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Ray C. Allen, Sheriff

The Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the State of Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be conducting increased high visibility traffic enforcement to save lives from 08/19/16 through 09/05/16 during the statewide 2016 Labor Day DUI Campaign.  DUI checkpoints will be conducted throughout this campaign as well as DUI high visibility saturation patrols.

The DUI Campaign is a reminder to our motorist’s that there will be heavy traffic as our students head back to school and families celebrate the last holiday of the summer season.  Impairment can mean impairment by alcohol, drugs or both.  Speeding is the major cause of most crashes in Vermont while impaired driving is the cause of 32% of all fatal crashes in Vermont and more than half of all deaths involve vehicle occupants who did not buckle up!  Distracted driving and speed are the primary causes of crashes in Grand Isle County.

High visibility enforcement has been a key to success in Grand Isle County evident in minimal law enforcement response to serious injury crashes.

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2016 R&R Camp

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14th Annual R&R Camp

CAMP SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION

R&R Camp is based at the Folsom School in South Hero.

Campers should wear the Camp t-shirt. Shorts must be of an acceptable length. Shoes should be comfortable and allow the camper to participate safely in physical activities (no flip flops). On Tuesday and Friday, campers should bring a swimsuit (2 piece swimsuits may be worn along with a t-shirt or swim shirt) and towel. On Friday, campers should also bring water shoes.

Electronic devices (cell phones, Ipods, cameras, etc.) will be allowed but can only be used during breaks and are the responsibility of the camper.

Breakfast snacks, lunch and midday snacks will be provided.

MANDATORY FINAL REGISTRATION

SUNDAY, JULY 17

5:00 pm – 6:30pm at Folsom School Gym, South Hero

Registration starts at 5:00pm and will be followed by a Camp Briefing.  A parent or legal guardian must attend with the camper. All required paperwork (release forms, etc) will be emailed to campers as we approach July and will be collected at Final Registration. Campers will be issued a T-shirt which they can keep.

 

If your child needs medication during the week (prescriptions, epi pens, etc), bring it in a zip lock bag with your child’s name and include instructions. Please leave medications in original packaging.

 

CAMP ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, July 18

Educational Presentations and Team Building Activities

TUESDAY, July 19

Pump House Water Park at Jay Peak

WEDNESDAY, July 20

Educational Presentations and Team Building Activities

THURSDAY, July 21

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers’ Notch

FRIDAY, July 22

Water Day at Ladd’s Landing Marina with Fire and Rescue demonstrations, boat rides and swimming

Graduation Ceremony at 4:00pm at Folsom School, parents are welcome to attend

 

BUS PICK UP & DROP OFF SCHEDULE

A bus will pick up and drop off campers at the Alburgh, Isle La Motte, North Hero and Grand Isle schools at the times listed below.  Bus service to and from camp will not be offered for South Hero residents.  Please be on time for bus pick up and drop off so that the bus is not delayed.

** THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON DROP OFF ON FRIDAY, JULY 22 as camp will end at the Folsom School and parents must pick up their campers there by 4:30pm. **

Morning Bus Pick Up Schedule

MondayFriday

Alburgh – 6:55am

Isle La Motte – 7:10am

North Hero – 7:25am

Grand Isle – 7:40am

Bus arrives at Folsom School at 8:00am

**Campers not riding the bus may be dropped off between 7:45am-8:00am.

Afternoon Bus Drop Off Schedule will be as follows except on Friday when there will be no bus

   drop off. On Friday, July 22 parents will pick up their campers at the Folsom School on South Street in   

   South Hero.

 

Monday – Thursday

Bus departs Folsom School at 4:00pm

** Campers not riding the bus must be picked up between 4:00pm-4:15pm.

Grand Isle – 4:15pm

North Hero – 4:30pm

Isle La Motte – 4:45pm

Alburgh – 5:00pm

**If campers are riding their bikes to or from the school, they must wear a bicycle helmet.

Day Trips

 

Tuesday –  8:30am, bus will travel to the Pump House at Jay Peak, Jay, VT. We will depart the Pump House at 2:00pm and return to Folsom School.

Thursday8:30am, bus will travel to ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, 1239 Edwards Rd, Jeffersonville, VT. We will depart ArborTrek at 2:45pm and return to Folsom School.

Friday8:30am bus will travel to Ladd’s Landing Marina in Grand Isle. We will depart Ladd’s Landing at 3:00pm and return to Folsom School.

 

I TOOK CONNIE’S CHALLENGE”.

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2015 Labor Day DUI Campaign

Department: Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Release Date: Aug 11, 2015

Contact Information:

Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Ray C. Allen, Sheriff

The Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the State of Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be conducting increased high visibility traffic enforcement to save lives from 08/21/15 through 09/07/15 during the statewide 2015 Labor Day DUI Campaign.  DUI checkpoints patrols will be conducted throughout this campaign as well as DUI high visibility saturation patrols.

The DUI Campaign is a reminder to our motorist’s that there will be heavy traffic as our students head back to school and families celebrate the last holiday of the summer season.  Impairment can mean impairment by alcohol, drugs or both.  An impaired driver is the cause of 32% of all fatal crashes in Vermont and more than half of all deaths involve vehicle occupants who did not buckle up!

High visibility enforcement has been a key to success in Grand Isle County evident in minimal law enforcement response to serious injury crashes.

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Click it or Ticket Campaign

May 2015

In an effort to SAVE LIVES on Vermont’s roadways, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department is working in partnership with the State of Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program and other local law enforcement agencies to increase seat belt usage during the May 2015 Click It or Ticket Campaign.

The goal of a focused seat belt enforcement campaign is to step up traffic enforcement efforts utilizing high visibility cooperative traffic enforcement to reduce crashes and enforce our Occupant Protection laws.

Although Vermont has a secondary seat belt law, the enforcement campaign is centers on “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.  Vermont does have a primary seat belt law for all persons up to age 18.  Click it or Ticket….Day or Night!!

Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions continue to cause death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state.  Vermont as a whole cannot get beyond the 85% passenger restraint compliance rate.

Grand Isle County has had one fatality since 2012 despite the significant increase in the number of crashes investigated by the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department.  We attribute this success to our high passenger restraint compliance rate for vehicles our Department came into contact with.

TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY WE CAN IMPROVE THE AVERAGE SEAT BELT COMPLIANCE RATE.  ONE BUCKLE AT A TIME.

The Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign will run from May 18, 2015 to May 31, 2015.

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Press Release: New AED’s

The Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department to Proud to announce that we just took delivery of 10 AED units. These units will be located in every cruiser, Sheriff’s Office, Court House and on board the Sheriff’s Marine Boat.

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Our Agency currently responds to incidents with local fire & rescue. Our role is to assist these agencies and help people of the community.

This has been a project that I considered very important. This project has been greatly supported by Sherri Potvin & Joanne Batchelder, our Grand Isle County Side Judges.

Sincerely,

Sheriff Ray Allen

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Press Release: R&R Camp Donations

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13 YEARS !

HOW LUCKY !

This July will mark the 13th Annual Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department R&R Camp. The R&R Camp was founded by former Sheriff Connie Allen in 2002. How lucky we are to have the support and generosity of the community to make this camp possible. We hope that you will consider investing in our county’s youth and donating to this worthy cause.

 

The R&R Camp provides a unique opportunity for 6th through 8th grade residents to participate in a program that emphasizes RESPECT & RESPONSIBILITY (R&R) through various team building activities. The campers will be provided with many opportunities to challenge themselves, develop leadership skills, and build self-esteem and respect for others. Our Department’s positive interaction with these campers helps to break the barrier between how children and young adults view law enforcement. The camp curriculum has been expanded so that at the conclusion of this year’s camp there will be 50 more Grand Isle County residents that are CPR certified!

 

Any and all donations are both greatly appreciated and needed to help us continue this important event. If you are not able to provide financial support but can offer some other type of support (food, supplies, etc.), please contact our office. 100% of donations go directly to support the camp (food, transportation, and activities, not salaries or wages for staff). If you are able to donate, please do so by April 30, 2015. This allows us to finalize activities for the R&R Camp. Thank you for your support.

 

Donations may be sent to: Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Dept., ATTN: R&R Camp, P.O. Box 168, North Hero, VT 05474.

 

Please help make it possible for the kids to experience this adventure and proudly say,

I TOOK CONNIE’S CHALLENGE”.

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Press Release: Plate Visibility

Montpelier, VT – The Department of Motor Vehicles is commencing a public information campaign on registration plate visibility issues involving faded registration plates, obstructed registration plates and the improper placement of the registration validation sticker.

The following is detailed information on these matters:

 

Faded Registration Plates

Any Vermont registration plate faded to a point in which its numbers and letters have impaired identification must be replaced.  A problem with the manufacturing process of plates produced between 2003 and 2005 may cause fading.  Accordingly, a provision of law allows for replacement of faded plates at no cost to the owner if the fading is caused by faulty materials or a problem with the manufacturing process.

Owners of vehicles displaying faded registration plates should use the following procedure;

Vehicle owner should fill out a Replacement Plate Application (DMV Form TA-VD-16) available on the Vermont DMV website (dmv.vermont.gov) and check the box for two replacement registration plates

Write “FADED PLATES” across the top of the form and check the “faded” box

The vehicle owner will receive a new set of plates, registration and validation sticker within 3 – 4 weeks.  Owners will receive a new plate number unless they have vanity or low number plates (four digits or less).  Vanity and low number plates will be replaced at no cost.  If an owner wishes to keep their registration number and it is not a vanity or low number, they may do so at a cost of $10.00 per plate

This procedure only refers to the replacement of faded plates due to the manufacturing process or faulty materials.  Lost or damaged plates must be replaced at the cost of the owner.

Faded plates can be dropped off at any Vermont DMV location or mailed to 120 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05603 (Attention Stockroom).

 

Obstructed Registration Plates

Vermont law indicates “number plates shall be kept entirely unobscured, and the numerals and the letters thereon shall be plainly legible at all times.”  This includes not only the registration plate number (i.e. – ABC123), but also includes the State identification (Vermont) displayed across the top, the words “Green Mountain State” displayed along the bottom and the registration validation sticker.  License plate brackets covering any of the aforementioned in any manner which obstructs viewing the plate are unlawful and should be removed.

 

Registration Validation Sticker Placement

Registration validation stickers should be affixed to the rear registration plate of the vehicle.  Vermont law requires vehicle registration plates with a dimension of approximately 12” X 6” inches to have their affiliated validation sticker affixed in the lower right corner.  Registration plates with a dimension of approximately 7” X 4” inches must have their affiliated validation sticker affixed in the upper right corner.  Operators of vehicles displaying a validation sticker in any other location are in violation of the law.

Registration validation stickers are designed to self-terminate when removed.  If may be necessary for a vehicle owner to request a new validation sticker.  Vehicle owners seeking to replace destroyed validation stickers may do so at no cost.  To obtain only a replacement validation sticker, vehicle owners should be instructed to complete a Duplicate / Corrected Registration / License or Learner Permit Application (DMV Form TA-VL-15) available on the Vermont DMV website (www.dmv.vermont.gov).  Owners / operators should write “VALIDATION STICKER ONLY” across the top and check the box for “stickers needed” and one will be provided.  Vehicle owners may also go to any DMV office, present their valid registration card and receive a replacement sticker in hand.

The Department of Motor Vehicles would like to remind citizens the only type plate that is lawful to display on the front of the vehicle, besides an I AM VERMONT STRONG plate, is the registration plate assigned to the vehicle.  The I AM VERMONT STRONG plate may be displayed until June 30, 2016.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is partnering with licensed inspection stations, car dealerships, Town Clerks and law enforcement officers in providing information to the public on these issues.   Non-compliance with any of these registration visibility issues could result in the owner/driver of a vehicle being issued a traffic ticket.

Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Robert Ide said, “Clear visibility of the registration plate is important to assure the plate number can be easily recognized.  We hope the information we are providing to the public will be helpful in assuring their vehicle’s registration plate is properly displayed.”

 

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Contact Information:

Glendon W. Button
Director of Enforcement and Safety
Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
Glen.button@state.vt.us
802-828-2156

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