Richmond, Vermont

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 Chief will also be asked to participate in long-term strategic planning for the Police Department. 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 four full time sworn officers.

Must have or be able to obtain within six 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.

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 minimum starting salary for the Police Chief is currently $75,506 but could be higher depending on experience.

More information including a job description, background statement, and outline of the hiring process can be found at

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 (

Letter of interest and resumes with three references will be accepted until the end of the day on February 24, 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to review the:
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*background statement (

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