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State Police
Rank Insignias
In descending order - Major; Captain;
unavailable
In descending order - Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
insignia.
In descending order -  Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Senior Officer and
Officer have no insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Technical Lieutenant; Chief
Technical Sergeant; Staff Sergeant; First
Sergeant; Zone Sergeant; Sergeant
Station Commander; Technical Sergeant;
Sergeant; Trooper has no insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Trooper
(TPR) gold color
collar pin.
Rank Structure
Chief - Colonel
In descending order - Chain of
command is unavailable; Trooper has no
insignia.
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
Assistant Superintendent - Lieutenant
Colonel
Rank Structure
Chief - Lieutenant Colonel
Deputy Chief - Major
Rank Structure
Director - Colonel
Rank Structure
Chief - Four Stars
Deputy Chief - Three Stars
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Two Stars
First Deputy Superintendent - One
Star
Deputy Superintendent - Colonel
Assistant Deputy Superintendent -
Lt Colonel
Staff Inspector - Colonel
Rank Structure
Superintendent- Colonel
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
Assistant Superintendent -
Lieutenant Colonel
Assistant Superintendent -
Lieutenant Colonel
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Two Stars
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Trooper
First Class; Trooper has no insignia.
In descending order - Rank structure
is unavailable.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Trooper
has no insignia.
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; First Sergeant; Sergeant;
corporal; Lance Corporal; Trooper First
Class; Trooper has no insignia.
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
In descending order - Lieutenant
Colonel; Major; Captain; Lieutenant;
Sergeant; Trooper has no insignia.
Rank Structure
DPS Director - Colonel
Chief - Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Trooper
has no insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
insignia.
Rank Structure
Director - Colonel
Deputy Director - Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Senior Sergeant; Sergeant;
Corporal; Trooper (one chevron)
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
Deputy Superintendent -
Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; First Sergeant; Sergeant;
Corporal; Trooper has no insignia.
Rank Structure
Commissioner - Four Stars
Deputy Commissioner - Three Stars
Assistant Commissioner - Two Stars
In descending order - Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Trooper
has no insignia.
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
In descending order - Lieutenant
Colonel; Major; Captain; First Lieutenant;
Second Lieutenant; First Sergeant;
Sergeant; Corporal; Trooper First Class;
Senior Trooper; Trooper has no insignia.
Rank Structure
Superintendent - One Star
Deputy Superintendent - Colonel
In descending order - Lieutenant
Colonel; Major; Captain; Lieutenant;
Sergeant; Trooper
Rank Structure
Administrator - Colonel
Operations Officer - Lieutenant
Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
insignia.

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Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
Deputy Superintendent -
Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant First Class;
Detective Sergeant First Class; Staff
Sergeant; Sergeant/Detective Sergeant;
Trooper I/Detective I; Trooper
II/Detective II has no insignia,
Rank Structure
Patrol Commander - Colonel
Patrol Deputy Commander -
Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; First Sergeant; Sergeant;
Master Trooper and Senior Trooper (rank
stated on badge); Trooper has no
insignia.
Rank Structure
Commissioner - Two Stars
Assistant Commissioner - One Star
Chief - Colonel
Assistant Chief - Lieutenant Colonel
Deputy Chief - Lieutenant Colonel
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Staff Lieutenant; Lieutenant; Sergeant;
Trooper has no insignia.
In descending order - Major; Captain;
Lieutenant; Sergeant; Trooper has no
rank insignia.
Rank Structure
Commissioner - Colonel
Deputy Commissioner -
Lieutenant Colonel
Rank Structure
Superintendent - Colonel
Deputy Superintendent - Lieutenant
Colonel
Rank Structure
Commander - Colonel
Deputy Commander -
Lieutenant Colonel
Rank Structure
Deputy Commissioner - Colonel
The Director of the Vermont State Police
is a lieutenant colonel.  The Director of
the Vermont State Police may be
promoted to full colonel at the discretion
of the Commissioner.  The lieutenant
colonel rank can also be issued to a
Deputy Director, though actual use of
such a position varies and is not always
used.
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Page two of State Police Rank
Insignias takes you through the rank
structure and rank insignias used by
State Police and Highway Patrol
agencies in the United States.
 
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