Town of St. Johnsbury



Municipal Government


Open Police Chief Position Announcement

St Johnsbury, Vermont


The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont (pop. 7,500), seeks an engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and experienced leader to be its Police Chief. As the regional economic hub of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, St. Johnsbury offers all the conveniences of an urban lifestyle, with the easy living of a small Vermont town. Restaurants, museums, art galleries, movie theatres, a library, excellent schools and shopping are all a short walk from most in-town neighborhoods. Living in the Northeast Kingdom, residents and visitors enjoy immediate access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including biking, hiking, skiing, and boating.

The St. Johnsbury Police Department provides 24 hour full time police coverage within the Village Limits of St Johnsbury, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of the residents and visitors to the community. The St. Johnsbury Police Department is the largest department in the region and frequently provides mutual aid response to communities outside St. Johnsbury. The Department follows a bias free policing model. The Police Chief manages the Police and Central Dispatch budgets totaling approximately $1.5 million dollars. The Police Department is authorized 11 full-time sworn officers, 1 Special Investigation Unit officer along with 3 part time officers. St Johnsbury Dispatch has a staff of 6 full time and 1 part-time Emergency Communication Specialists to provide Emergency Dispatch services for Police, Fire, and Recue to St Johnsbury and surrounding communities. A detailed job description is available at

Salary range is $65,000 to $75,000, plus an excellent benefits package. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or similar relevant field is desired. A minimum of five years’ experience in police management is essential.

To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:

St. Johnsbury Police Chief Search

51 Depot Square, Suite 3

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

You may also email your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with Police Chief in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday August 18, 2017 at 4:00pm.

The Town of St. Johnsbury is an equal opportunity employer.



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St. Johnsbury is a municipality in Caledonia County, Vermont. It is governed by a Select Board and managed by the Town Manager who is appointed by the Select Board. As a Vermont municipality St. Johnsbury government follows the policy and procedures established by the State of Vermont Statute Title 24 and published in the Secretary of State Handbooks.

St. Johnsbury receives additional guidance as a member of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns [VCLT].

The Town is governed by its adopted Charter, Municipal Bylaws, and Ordinance.


Visit the Town Directory linked at the top of this page to view a list of current employees in the Town Manager's Office.

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm - and by appointment during other hours.

Office Location

Pomerleau Building, 51 Depot Square, Suite 3

Office Telephone Number:  802-748-3926

Notes From The Office of Town Manager