Tag Archive for Chief Jennifer Morrison

Minor, Morrison join Gov. Scott’s marijuana advisory commission

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Two influential Colchester leaders had a seat at the table during the long-awaited first meeting of Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission last Thursday, each prepared to lend their industry-specific expertise. Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison and superintendent Amy Minor were tapped to serve on two of the three subcommittees within the commission, which Scott…

Morrison first woman to lead Vt. chiefs of police

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Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison made history last Thursday, becoming the first woman to serve as president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. The organization consists of law enforcement heads from around the state and tackles legislative issues in Montpelier while providing resources, support and camaraderie to its membership, Morrison said. Morrison, who…

Town considers dispatch merger with So. Burlington

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Nearly three months after sending a representative to a committee studying regionalized emergency dispatch in Chittenden County, Colchester officials say they’re exploring a partnership with South Burlington. Town manager Dawn Francis presented the idea to the Colchester Selectboard at its meeting last Tuesday, calling the move a “pilot project” that is separate from, but in…

Driving while black: Bias study includes CPD data

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A new study on racial bias in policing highlights major inequalities statewide, but police Chief Jennifer Morrison said local numbers show there is “no cause for alarm” in Colchester. Authored by University of Vermont professor Stephanie Seguino and visiting professor Nancy Brooks, the study found black drivers in Vermont were nearly twice as likely to…

Police chief performs at Scott’s swearing-in

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Colchester police Chief Jennifer Morrison is not normally nervous before a performance. After singing at countless sporting events, weddings, funerals and more, Morrison said she would have no problem belting out the national anthem on command. But last Thursday’s gubernatorial inauguration was different. Standing in the Montpelier State House in her dress uniform, Morrison admitted…