Richmond Vermont Police Chief

The Town of Richmond, VT is seeking a progressive, community service minded Police Chief with a proven record of leadership to serve as its next police chief. The ability to foster a good community relationship between the residents and police personnel is essential. A successful candidate will continue and improve upon Richmond and the Richmond Police Department’s working commitment to racial equity, restorative justice, community mental health, harm reduction, and community-based initiatives to further our town’s vision of transparency, fairness, and public safety. The town of Richmond is excited to support a candidate who is committed to these efforts and values. The Police Chief oversees a department that is staffed by the Chief, and 4 full time sworn officers.

Richmond is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States, with a population of 4,081. The police department has an operating budget of approximately $600,000.

Minimum qualifications include ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience with a minimum of two (2) consecutive years in a supervisory role. B.A. or B.S. in criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration or related field is preferred. Must have, or be able to obtain within 6 months of date of hire, a level 3 law enforcement certification from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check, psychological evaluation, polygraph test, a physical exam and any other requirements of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council to obtain certification.

The primary job function is to provide municipal police services for the Town of Richmond. This is a salaried Exempt position with primary duties being administrative but the selected candidate will be expected to also cover shifts as needed.

A select number of candidates will be invited by the Police Chief Search Committee to participate in several interviews made up of employees and community members.

The Town of Richmond offers a competitive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $68,396 – $74,036 depending on qualifications.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest & resume with three references to Josh
Arneson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 285, 203 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT 05477 or via e-mail to Josh Arneson, Town Manager at

Letter of interest and resumes with three references will be accepted until the end of the day on August 7.