Trevor Whipple began his law enforcement career in Littleton, New Hampshire. He moved to the Barre City Police Department, in Vermont, where he served as the department’s juvenile officer for more than 15 years. Trevor concluded his career in Barre, serving a total of 23 years, the final seven and a half as the Chief of Police.
Trevor became the Chief of Police for the City of South Burlington in 2006 where he will serve until his retirement in September 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. Early in his career 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 for 16 years. 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 join the Vermont League of Cities and Towns as a Law Enforcement Consultant, stating “I look forward to working with PACIF members to reduce law enforcement risk. I am passionate about keeping employees safe and eager to join the VLCT team working to do so. I believe my 38 years of law enforcement experience, 19 as a chief, will bring value to this work.”