Silverman will be responsible for helping the state police provide accurate and timely information to the public and the news media on public safety matters, and to engage the citizens and visitors of Vermont.
The blue lights started flashing, and a voice came over the cruiser's PA calling for backup.
And the three officers started laughing, as they stood outside of the vehicle. Because inside the vehicle, a group of city teens was having a good time.
A total of 145 law enforcement officers across the country died in the line of duty last year, the highest total since 2011.
"One average one American law enforcement officer is killed every 53 hours somewhere in the United States. Last year 145 law enforcement officers made the ultimate sacrifice. That is the highest total fatalities since 2011," Police Chief Michael Wynn said.
Police throughout Massachusetts on Friday stood outside of their local elementary schools waiting for the students to arrive. Once the children piled off the bus, the officers were there greeting them with high fives to start their day.
Kevin Stant and Samantha Haines were confirmed by the Select Board as reserve patrol officers for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year.
Chief Michael Williams introduced the officers, whom he said had completed the reserve intermittent officer training course. They also successfully passed the interview process and background check.