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NO. R-8.  Senate concurrent resolution honoring Vermont State Police Field Force Commander Major James N. Dimmick on the occasion of his retirement.


Offered by:  Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District and Senator Miller of Chittenden District.

Offered by:  Representatives Frank of Underhill and Symington of Jericho.

Whereas, for over a quarter of a century, James Dimmick of Underhill has served with distinction and pride as a member of the Vermont state police, and

Whereas, after graduating from the state police academy in 1978, he was a trooper stationed at the Colchester barracks, and

Whereas, early in his career, his superiors observed Officer Dimmick’s diligence, professionalism, and dedication to the force, and soon he began a career ascent leading to a series of positions with increasing responsibilities, and

Whereas, James Dimmick served on the governor’s security detail during the Snelling and Kunin administrations and as the detail’s director during his second time at the governor’s office, and

Whereas, he sharpened his investigatory skills as a detective sergeant in Chittenden County and later as a detective lieutenant responsible for the counties of Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, and Lamoille, and

Whereas, upon his promotion to the rank of captain, James Dimmick was assigned to the Northeast Kingdom and Orange County where he supervised the state police barracks located in Derby, St. Johnsbury, and Bradford, and

Whereas, later, he was handed an even more challenging assignment as the Assistant State Field Commander at state police headquarters in Waterbury with responsibility for several important areas, including homeland security, special teams, and the consolidation of the dispatch centers, and

Whereas, in 2000, Captain Dimmick graduated from the 194th class of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and

Whereas, in 2003, he was promoted to the rank of major and named as the Field Force Commander which is one of the most senior state police positions, and

Whereas, Major Dimmick’s duties have included supervising all the uniformed officers assigned to the 12 state police barracks and the state police communications centers, and being responsible for over 300 civilian and sworn personnel under his command, and

Whereas, he is now retiring from the force, and

Whereas, he is the husband of Robin Dimmick and they have three daughters, Jenna, Cassie, and Brittany, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding career accomplishments of Vermont State Police Field Commander James N. Dimmick as he retires from the force and wishes him every success as he embarks on new endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Major James Dimmick in Underhill.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont