View the Police Chief Public Forum

A public forum was held on Sept. 24, with the final three candidates for the Richmond Police Chief position. You can view the forum here:

Providing Feedback on the Candidates

Feedback on the candidates may be provided to Town Manager Josh Arneson via email or in the Drop Box at the Town Center by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 29. Email feedback to

The Final Three Candidates

Each of the final three candidates has submitted a cover letter, resume, and a written strategic plan. These items can be found below for your review. The times next to each name indicate the time frame for each candidate in the forum.



Acting Police Chief: Kyle Kapitanski


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(802) 434-2153 Dispatch
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Compliments and Complaints

Tell us what you think about our services, our organization, or anything else that comes to mind. We welcome all of your comments and suggestions.

Police Chief Hiring Committee

We are looking for three community members to join the Richmond Police Chief Hiring Committee. If you would like to be considered for this committee please send a letter of interest to Town Manager Josh Arneson at Letters are due by the end of the day on July 24.

More information on the Police Chief Hiring Process can be found here:

School Resource Officer

The Richmond PD partners with the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District (MMUUSD) to supply a School Resource Officer (SRO) to work at Camel’s Hump Middle School. The SRO incorporates the roles of law enforcement officer, law-related counselor and law-related education teacher. The SRO role is filled by a Richmond PD officer. MMUUSD compensates the Richmond PD for the hours that the officer works in the school.

Community Outreach Program.

The Community Outreach Program in the participating communities of South Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Williston, Winooski, Richmond, and Shelburne was inspired by Burlington’s Street Outreach model. In the participating towns, outreach specialists work in partnership with local and regional law enforcement to respond to individuals with unmet social service needs, often due to mental health or substance use issues.

More information about the program can be found in this presentation that was given to the Richmond Selectboard on Oct. 19, 2020: Community Outreach – Richmond Selectboard meeting 10.19.20

Richmond Police Facebook Feed

June 25, 2020, 3:02 pm
Howard Center – Help is Here.

Business Safety & Security Guide

•Someone is inside or outside of my business making me or others feel ... See more

We help people and communities thrive by providing supports and services to address mental health, substance use, and developmental needs.

May 31, 2020, 9:09 pm

Below is a message from The Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. It is a message the Richmond Police Department supports.

As the leader of the Richmond Police Department, my hope with any ... See more

May 23, 2020, 1:55 pm

We honor those who have served.

May 21, 2020, 2:48 pm

May 16, 2020, 6:28 pm

Birthday Celebration update: The Richmond Police will no longer be able to participate in "Birthday Parades" effective 05/31/2020. As Governor Scott continues to slowly "turn the spigot" and ease ... See more

May 15, 2020, 1:04 pm

Friday 15 May 2020 is National Law Enforcement Officers Day. On Friday at 11:00 hrs, Vermont law enforcement will conduct a moment of silence across our state for Vermont's law enforcement officers ... See more

May 12, 2020, 4:11 pm

Bridge Street road construction update from Josh Arneson, Richmond Town Manager:

Work on the waterline on the upper section of Bridge St. will continue on Tuesday, May 12. The contractor had hoped ... See more

April 30, 2020, 8:48 pm

Richmond outdoor burn ban lifted:

The Richmond Fire Department has lifted the ban on outdoor burning. Residents are required to obtain a Burn Permit for fires larger than a "campfire". For smaller ... See more

April 28, 2020, 2:16 pm


Huntington Gorge Closed for the Season

RICHMOND, VT – April 28, 2020 - The upper part of Huntington Gorge and its popular swimming hole have been closed to recreation for at ... See more

April 17, 2020, 4:09 pm

Richmond PD wants to send a big Thank You to the folks at for the thoughtful donation. Good people doing important work!!

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