City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont
Burlington Police Department
Antonio B. Pomerleau Building, One North Avenue
Phone: 802-658-2704 / Emergency: Dial 911
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BPD offers the option for interested persons to subscribe (free of charge) to a messaging system called NIXLE. NIXLE is a trusted messaging system with partners such as National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Council of State Governments, the Police Executive Research Forum, and a host of others.

Those interested in subscribing to messages via e-mail, text, or SMS can do so by visiting

In the event that members of the public would prefer to follow these broadcasts via Twitter, NIXLE postings will be cross-posted to Twitter at the following Tweet:

Messages that will be sent, from time to time, include:

  • Traffic – information related to traffic problems or diversions and parking bans
  • Community Information – information about meetings that relate to public safety topics
  • Advisories – Crime Alerts and Press/Informational Releases (from events in which we are seeking information from the public or a neighborhood that may be impacted by a response or have a recognizable interest in immediate information about an event)
  • Alerts - Critical Incident Information – information on major events, emergencies, or things such as Amber Alerts, missing persons, etc.

While we do not issue a large volume of messages, we believe that this will be a helpful tool in directly alerting intersted persons of traffic issues, events relating to public safety, general advisories, and in the event of an emergency - critical or useful information.