Throughout his distinguished thirty year policing career as an 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, VT, and the former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Tom is now a national and international advisor and trainer for police, prosecutors, advocates, higher education, the military, and the private sector.
Tom serves as a faculty member for both the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women Crimes and the National Center for Campus Public Safety Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudication Training.
Tom is a national leader in the development and delivery of Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training. Tom assisted the International Association of Chiefs of Police with the development of a national curriculum for Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault. He also assisted the National Center for Campus Public Safety with the White House Task Force recommendation to develop a new curriculum for Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations specific for Colleges and Universities across the country.
Tom serves as an Independent Monitor / Reviewer for 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. Tom’s 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. Tom also assists the Department of Justice in promoting gender bias prevention strategies for law enforcement when responding to domestic and sexual violence crimes.
Tom 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.