Richmond Vermont Police Chief

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 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 4 full time sworn officers.

Richmond is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States, with a population of 4,081. The police department has an operating budget of approximately $600,000.

Minimum qualifications include ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience with a minimum of two (2) consecutive years in a supervisory role. B.A. or B.S. in criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration or related field is preferred.  Must have, or be able to obtain within 6 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, psychological evaluation, polygraph test, a physical exam and any other requirements of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council to obtain certification.

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 with health insurance coverage starting day 1. The salary range for this position is $68,396 – $74,036 depending on qualifications.

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 at jarneson@richmondvt.gov

Letter of interest and resumes with three references will be accepted until the end of the day on August 7.

2020 Chief Job Description


Police Officer

The Richmond Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Police Officer and a Full Time School Resource Officer.  Our Department’s focus is a community based approach that encourages a collaborative effort utilizing a variety of services in problem solving. Richmond is a quiet suburb in Chittenden County, serving a population of 4,200 citizens.

The Richmond Police Department offers a competitive benefits package including take home cruiser in a 30 mile radius, Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System Group D, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, medical, dental, and life insurance and upon completion of mandatory training, the starting salary is $20.03 per hour, as set forth in the NEPBA (New England Police Benevolence Association) contract.  Lateral transfers are eligible to receive credit for experience.

Minimum Requirements (Requirements may change without notice)

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, nor any habitual or serious traffic offenses, domestic violence or assault convictions.  Other violations, which may adversely affect a law enforcement career, will be considered on a case-by case basis.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Vermont State driver’s license.
  • Able to pass Vermont Police Academy entrance exam.
  • Pass Vermont Police Academy Physical Fitness Exam
  • Pass a polygraph and comprehensive background investigation.

Entrance requirements can be found and reviewed at http://vcjtc.vermont.gov/training/three/entrance-standards

Please submit resumes along with a letter of interest to:

Town of Richmond

Attention: Chief Larry Muldoon

203 Bridge Street

Richmond, VT 05477

Or email to: larry.muldoon@vermont.gov