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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 

Patrol officers receive substantial training, in addition to their basic training at the Vermont 
Police Academy, in topics such as deescalation tactics, 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, Non-Lethal Use of Force 
Instructor, Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, Death Investigator, Evidence Officer, Crime Scene Analyst and more.  Several Middlebury Police Officers also serve as instructors/training assistants at the VT Police Academy.

Officer Kevin Emilio
(Serving Since 1999)

Officer Darrin Hinterneder (Serving Since 2005)

Officer Christopher Mason (Serving Since 2009)

Officer Jared Harrington (Serving Since 2017)

Officer Casey Covey (Serving Since 2017)

Officer Nicholas Stewart (Serving Since 2017)