VT Edition Interview: Kathleen Stubbing & Tiffany Bluemle on attracting women to law enforcement careers

Lieutenant Kathleen Stubbing of the Burlington Police Department oversees the department’s recruitment and training division.  Tiffany Bluemle is the Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women.  Her organization runs a program called "Step up to Law Enforcement," which trains women for jobs in law enforcement.  They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about efforts in Vermont to increase the ratio of women to men in law enforcement ranks.

Vt police challenged by increase in illegal drug use

Outgoing Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper says the biggest challenge facing Vermont’s law enforcement community is curtailing the growing impact of illegal drugs. Sleeper says additional state and or federal resources are going to be needed to successfully deal with the problem.