Ask For Identification from Employees of the Department of Children and Families

by Amy K. Butler on December 7, 2012

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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