Essex Chief Brad LaRose recommended as new US Marshal

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Essex Chief Brad LaRose recommended as new US Marshal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) have recommended Essex Police Chief Brad LaRose to President Trump to be Vermont’s next US Marshal. If nominated and confirmed, LaRose would oversee all US Marshals Service operations in Vermont.  With offices in Burlington, Rutland, and Brattleboro, the Marshals Service plays a crucial role in protecting public safety in Vermont and is responsible for apprehending fugitives and sex offenders as well as managing federal prisoners and protecting federal courthouses.

In their letter to the President, Governor Scott and Senator Leahy emphasized the importance to Vermont of the federal partnership role in combatting the addiction to heroin and other opioids, and Chief LaRose’s valuable experience in that effort. They wrote:  “Brad understands the challenges of this epidemic and the value of interagency coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. As a police chief, Brad has contributed personnel to the joint drug task force and helped his officers transition into, and out of, undercover work.”

Leahy and Scott noted that Chief LaRose is a dedicated public servant with deep law enforcement experience and is well regarded in his community, where he has served Essex as a police officer for more than 36 years, including more than five years as Chief of Police.  They cited his experience in teaching recruits and officers at the Vermont Police Academy for 25 years, and the fact that he a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Similar to the process Leahy and Scott used in recommending Christina Nolan for the position of United States Attorney, they worked together, as the senior Senator from Vermont and the Governor of Vermont, in a bipartisan process to identify and interview a range of highly qualified and well-respected candidates to serve as United States Marshal for Vermont.  As the senior Senator from Vermont and the most senior Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that considers nominations related to law enforcement, Leahy has the privilege of suggesting candidates for U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal, and other positions in Vermont to the President.

Scott and Leahy concluded:  “We have agreed that Brad has the experience, leadership credentials, and character to serve in this important role.”  They continued:  “Over his 37-year law enforcement career, Brad has earned a reputation as a leader of integrity and high standards who gets results. We are confident that Brad would make an excellent United States Marshal for the State of Vermont.  We are proud to join together to recommend Brad for this important vacancy and ask that you consider him for nomination.”

The Marshals Service, created in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency.  The Marshals Service takes the lead in security of the courts and the entire judicial system and is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative, working with federal prosecutors and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Their full letter to the President follows, BELOW:

January 9, 2018

The Honorable Donald J. Trump

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington D.C., 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write to recommend Brad LaRose of Richmond, Vermont, for the position of United States Marshal for the District of Vermont.

Similar to the process we used to recommend Christina Nolan for the position of United States Attorney, we worked together, as the senior Senator from Vermont and the Governor of Vermont, in a bipartisan fashion to identify and interview a range of highly qualified and well-respected candidates to serve as United States Marshal for our state.  We have agreed that Brad has the experience, leadership credentials, and character to serve in this important role.  He is well regarded in his home community, and in the community of Essex, Vermont (Vermont’s second largest community), where he has served as a police officer for more than 36 years, including more than five years as Chief of Police.

As we have noted previously, Vermont, like so many states, has been combating the addiction to heroin and other opioids.  Brad understands the challenges of this epidemic and the value of interagency coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. As a police chief, Brad has contributed personnel to the joint drug task force and helped his officers transition into, and out of, undercover work.  He has also taught both basic recruits and experienced officers at the Vermont Police Academy for 25 years.  In addition, he is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and has an associate degree in Law Enforcement and a bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies.

Over his 37-year law enforcement career, Brad has earned reputation as a leader of integrity and high standards who gets results. We are confident that Brad would make an excellent United States Marshal for the State of Vermont.

We are proud to join together to recommend Brad for this important vacancy and ask that you consider him for nomination. 

Thank you for your consideration.  We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                   

PATRICK LEAHY                                                                PHIL SCOTT

United States Senator                                                             Governor

State of Vermont                                                                    State of Vermont