The Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department of Children and Families have issued a joint press release regarding suspicious activity involving people impersonating Department of Children and Families employees.

If you are approached by someone claiming to be performing a DCF investigation, you have a right to ask for identification.

Be advised:

  • DCF employees must carry identification
  • You are encouraged to ask to see identification if contacted by someone purporting to be from DCF
  • DCF employees cannot take emergency custody of a child without a Court Order.
  • If someone claims to have a court order, ask to see it.
  • If you suspect that someone is impersonating a DCF employee, the State Police are asking that you call 911 immediately.

There have been three reported incidents since October.

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