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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NEK native becomes third woman promoted to captain in the VSP

NEWPORT — The Vermont State Police recently announced that Teresa Randall, a native of West Burke, has become the third woman to be promoted to captain.

Capt. Randall’s promotion to captain/Staff Operations Commander, was effective May 9, 2021.

She succeeds Kevin Lane, who was promoted to major/Support Services Division Commander earlier this spring.

Capt. Randall has served the people of Vermont for more than 18 years.

She began her state police career in 2003 and was assigned as a trooper to the St. Johnsbury Barracks following her graduation from the Vermont Police Academy.

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She transferred to the position of detective trooper with the Narcotics Investigation Unit in 2008 and served until 2011 when she joined the Executive Protection Unit.

Later that year, she was promoted to detective sergeant with the Narcotics Investigation Unit, a position she held until 2014 when she was assigned as the sergeant with the Traffic Safety Unit.

In 2015 she was promoted to detective lieutenant as commander of the Narcotics Investigation Unit – Northern Vermont Drug Task Force based at Headquarters.

In addition to these duties, Capt. Randall is a former commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit.

She is a recipient of the Commissioner’s Award and a two-time recipient of the Henry “Hank” Haverkoch Memorial Award.

Capt. Randall is also a mother of three children.

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