Tom Tremblay

Tom Tremblay

Police Chief, City of Burlington, VT Police Department (Ret.); Advisor/Trainer, Thomas Tremblay Consulting & Training, Fort Myers, FL


Throughout his distinguished 30-year career as a police officer, detective, supervisor, police chief, and state public safety commissioner, Tom Tremblay has been a passionate leader for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. He is a retired Chief of Police from Burlington, Vermont, and the former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Chief Tremblay is now a highly regarded national and international advisor and trainer for law enforcement, prosecution, advocacy, higher education, the military, and the private sector.

Chief Tremblay is a contracted subject matter expert on domestic violence and sexual assault for numerous organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Center for Campus Public Safety, Police Executive Research Forum, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, RTI Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, Battered Women’s Justice Project, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

Chief Tremblay also serves as an Independent Monitor / Reviewer for U.S. Department of Justice Agreements with law enforcement agencies designed to improve sexual assault and domestic violence response and investigations following reports of unlawful gender discrimination. His oversight work in Missoula, Montana assisted the City Police and the University of Montana Police in achieving full compliance with their respective agreements with the Department of Justice to improve response and investigations of sexual assault cases. Chief Tremblay also assists the Department of Justice in promoting gender bias prevention strategies for law enforcement when responding to domestic and sexual violence crimes, including awareness and prevention strategies for law enforcement sexual misconduct.

Chief Tremblay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 183rd Session of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Police, and the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women.