2017 Labor Day DUI Campaign

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 08/18/17 through 09/04/17 during the statewide 2017 Labor Day DUI Campaign.  DUI checkpoints will be conducted throughout this campaign as well as DUI high visibility saturation patrols.

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a yearly national tribute to the contributions made by American workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The long holiday weekend is typically celebrated with picnics, pool parties and barbecues, as family and friends come together to enjoy the last few days of summer. This is also the time of year when our children – our most precious natural resource – typically return to school following their summer vacation. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday weekend is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering not only themselves but everyone else on America’s highways.

 

Impaired driving is one of the deadliest, most often committed, yet preventable crimes committed in our country. In 2015 in the United States, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes; that’s equal to 28 people each day or one person every 51 minutes. Nationally about one-third of all fatalities are the result of impaired driving but here in Vermont the numbers are even more grim; of the 62 roadway deaths in 2016, more than half (37) involved a driver impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both.  More than half of all deaths in Vermont also involve vehicle occupants who did not buckle up! 

 

High visibility enforcement has been the key to success in Grand Isle County evident in minimal law enforcement response to serious injury crashes or fatalities.  Speeding and distracted driving are the major cause of most crashes in Grand Isle County.  Please continue to help us prevent senseless tragedies!

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4th of July Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.

Every day, law enforcement officers work endless hours to keep community members safe. The decisions drivers make before getting behind the wheel of a car affect law enforcement officers’ work, and impaired driving can be one of the deadliest factors. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving-related crashes. To put it into perspective, that’s one person killed every 51 minutes. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing, with no survivors.

This Fourth of July, as friends and family travel to picnics and barbecues across the country, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department along with other law enforcement across Vermont will be out in full force, stopping impaired drivers by aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. As you prepare to drive home from the festivities, keep in mind that even one drink can be one too many.

This Fourth of July and every day, remember:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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Click It or Ticket Campaign

Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement to Save Lives

From May 22, 2017 to June 4, 2017, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department will participate in the nationwide mobilization Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through high visibility enforcement efforts.  This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Utilizing current crash data, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department will aggressively participate in this high visibility enforcement effort. Our current trends indicate an increase in distracted driving and speed related crashes.

According to research conducted by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program, 35092 people lost their lives in fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2015. While the national numbers for 2016 have not been finalized yet, we know that the final number is going to be nearly 40000. That’s more than 100 people dying in fatal crashes every single day! This is the highest number since 2008, and the two-year increase in fatalities (from 2014-2016) is the highest such increase in more than 50 years! Equally alarming here in Vermont is the fact that our statewide seatbelt usage rate actually dropped in 2016, while the national average increased to 90%. Last year approximately one-half of our fatal crash victims here in Vermont were unbelted at the time of the crash.

The Click It or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education and enforcing motor vehicle laws to save lives. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. PLEASE DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC!!!!

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DRUG TAKE BACK APRIL 29TH, 2017

THREE COLLECTION SITES / HOURS 10AM-2PM

SOUTH HERO RESCUE BUILDING

GRAND ISLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, NORTH HERO

ALBURGH FIRE STATION

We also take drop offs at our office monday-friday year round

If transportation is an issue please call us and we will pick it up

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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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