The Chester Police Department is comprised of five full-time police officers and two part-time officers. The Department officers are dispatched to calls through the Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks and even though work shifts do not span a twenty-four period, an officer is always on call. The members of the Department are deeply involved in the community policing, and participating in programs involving the youngsters of the community such as DARE at the elementary level.
The Chester Police Department's complaint procedures and process is presented in this brochure- Citizen's Complaint Procedures. The complaint form can be found here- Citizen's Complaint Form, or it can be submitted electronically by scrolling down. The printed form should be filled out and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, mailed to Town of Chester, ATTN: Julie Hance , P.O. Box 370, Chester, VT 05143, or dropped off to Chief Richard Cloud or Julie Hance, Town Manager, at the Town Hall.
The Town of Chester has an ordinance requiring that all dogs be licensed and leashed or under the owner’s control at all times. Members of the Department are also the animal control officers and will pick up stray dogs and transport them to the Springfield Humane Society, providing pound services to the Town, in Springfield. A copy of the ordinance can be downloaded from the Ordinances and Regulations section of this site or at the Town Office.
All alarms systems should be registered with the Department in order for the officers to monitor and respond when activated. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Forms section of this site or obtained from the Department at Town Hall. Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle forms are also available at Town Hall, located in the hallway on the first floor. Forms include registration for all types of vehicles, trailers, boats and snowmobile; State Accident Report forms, and operator manuals for motor vehicles, motorcycles, all terrain, snowmobiles, and boats. The Town has Traffic Regulations, adopted by the Board of Selectmen, which include speed limits on certain roads in Town. The Regulations can be downloaded from the Ordinances and Regulations section of this site or obtained at the Town Office.
MESSAGE to VICTIMS and WITNESSES:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with this agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release. To do so, simply click on this hyperlink to be transferred to valuable victim services programs provided by ICE. http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/ This link is approved by Chester Police Department.
Full-Time Officers: Chief Richard Cloud Sgt. William Frank Detective Adam Woodell Officer Todd Mayer Officer Noah Rheaume Part-Time Officers: Officer Jeffery C. Holden Officer Timothy Worth Office Steven Neily