Trevor Whipple began his law enforcement career in Littleton, New Hampshire. He later served in the Barre City Police Department for 23 years, first as juvenile officer and then as Chief of Police. Trevor was also Chief of Police for the City of South Burlington from 2006 until his retirement in 2018.
During his career, Trevor obtained an A.S. from Castleton State College, a B.S. from Johnson State College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Vermont. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He holds lifetime memberships in the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police, the New England Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He also served as an Emergency Medical Technician and a volunteer firefighter.
Trevor has been teaching criminal justice courses at the Community College of Vermont since 2003. He currently serves as the chair of the national Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board. The board reviews nominations resulting from heroic action taken by police, fire, EMS and corrections officers. The board makes recommendations of award recipients to the President of the United States.
Trevor is excited to be VLCT’s Law Enforcement Consultant, stating “I enjoy working with PACIF members to reduce law enforcement risk. I am passionate about keeping employees safe, and believe my 38 years of law enforcement experience, 19 as a chief, will bring value to this work.”