L’Esperance named new state police commander

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A 21-year veteran of the state police force has been picked to lead it.

Major Thomas L’Esperance will become the next director of the Vermont State Police, replacing Col. James Baker, who is retiring at the end of June.

L’Esperance started his career as a trooper in Brattleboro in 1987. He’s worked as a detective, lieutenant and is currently in charge of the state police criminal division.

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Tremblay says L’Esperance is a proven leader and trusted public servant.

L’Esperance takes over as head of the state police on June 30.

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