Police Chief http://wamc.org en Vermont Town Gets New Police Chief http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-gets-new-police-chief <p>The Vermont town of Williston has a new police chief.<br><br>Chief Todd Shepard was sworn in Monday as the chief in the Chittenden County town of about 7,650 people. The police department has an authorized strength of 15 officers.<br><br>Williston is one of the commercial centers of northwestern Vermont.<br><br>The 48-year-old Shepard from Milton had been the deputy police chief in neighboring South Burlington.<br><br>Shepard succeeded interim police chief Douglas Hoyt, the retired chief of the Montpelier Police Department.<br> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:05:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46088 at http://wamc.org Rutland Chooses Ex-Vermont State Police Head as Chief http://wamc.org/post/rutland-chooses-ex-vermont-state-police-head-chief <p>The former head of the Vermont State Police has been chosen to be Rutland&#39;s new police chief.<br /><br />James Baker had been serving as interim chief in Rutland when a committee charged with finding a permanent chief for the city recommended him for the job.<br /><br />The Rutland Herald says the 13-member committee was unanimous in choosing Baker. The decision must be ratified by the Rutland Police Commission, but no opposition is expected.<br /> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44416 at http://wamc.org