Patrol


The Patrol Unit is the backbone of the Police Department and is directly responsible for carrying out the
mission of the department.  Patrol Officers are on duty 24 hours/day, 365 days/year and are responsible for
conducting criminal investigations, enforcing motor vehicle laws and various town ordinances, responding
to various emergency situations, investigating motor vehicle collisions, conducting community outreach
efforts, and maintaining a safe and peaceful quality of life for the residents of Middlebury.   
All other units of the Police Department serve in a support role for the Patrol Unit, to maintain its operational
readiness.  

All patrol officers receive substantial training, in addition to their additional basic training at the Vermont
Police Academy, in topics such as drug interdiction, tactical operations, advanced motor vehicle collision
investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, computer forensics, crime scene investigation,
community policing, etc.

In addition to their normal responsibilities, most Middlebury Patrol Officers also have additional duties
assigned to them.  Patrol Officers serve in roles such as Firearms Instructor/Armorer, Terminal Agency
Coordinator (TAC), Non-Lethal Use of Force Instructor, Evidence Custodian/Crime Scene Analyst,
Radar/LIDAR Instructor.  In addition, several Middlebury Police Officers serve as instructors/training
assistants for the VT Police Academy.
Middlebury Police Department
1 Lucius Shaw Lane   Middlebury, VT  05753
Phone: 802-388-3191  Fax: 802-388-436
3  Emergency:  911
Thomas Hanley - Chief of Police
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