Stowe Police Department

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Stowe Police Department is a full-service 24-hour a day law enforcement agency.

It is the mission of the Stowe Police Department to provide quality service in a professional, respectful, and ethical manner to the 4,300+ year-round residents and 8,000–10,000 visitors of the Ski Capital of the East.

Stowe Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and dedicated to the people, traditions, and diversity of our town. We work in partnership with the community to preserve and improve the quality of life, making the town a safer, more pleasant place to live, work, and visit.

Stowe Police operates throughout the town’s 79 square miles of village streets, mountain trails, and the popular recreation path, and assists neighboring towns in their law enforcement efforts. As part of our community policing approach, we value open communication with residents, visitors, and neighbors as we strive to keep our community safe.

Community Feedback

The Stowe Police Department is here to serve you and we encourage the public to share both their positive experiences as well as their concerns with us.

We would like to hear about any memorable or positive experience you may have had with a member of the Stowe Police Department. Compliments will be shared with the recognized employee, their supervisor, as well as the rest of the staff.

We also would like to have any feedback or suggestions that would help us serve the Stowe community better.

    The Stowe Police Department is here to help you. Anyone with a question or concern about a police contact is encouraged to call the non-emergency number, (802) 253-7126, and ask to speak with the shift supervisor.  Many questions about police procedure can be answered and resolved by a phone call.

    All complaints against Stowe Police Department personnel will be investigated in accordance with the procedures outlined below.

    A complaint form is below.

    Please keep in mind that anonymous complaints limit our ability to investigate or follow up with you as part of the inquiry and as to our findings.

    Investigation Procedures

    Complaints against police department employees will be directed to the Chief of Police. The complaint may or may not be handled internally depending on the scope of the investigation. A complaint investigation will usually include a review of all applicable reports, policies and procedures, examination of any evidence or medical records, and interviews with all parties and witnesses involved. This process may take several weeks. However, an uncomplicated inquiry may only take a few days.  Regardless of the situation, the complainant will be notified of the outcome or results of the investigation, subject to privacy rights and applicable laws.

    Responsibility Yours and Ours

    The Stowe Police Department considers all complaints against its employees to be very serious and actively pursues investigations of alleged misconduct.  To assist us, you should provide all important facts and information. that your complaint is based on facts.

    If for some reason you do not think your complaint was reviewed properly or you do not feel comfortable approaching the Police Department directly, you may contact the Town Manager at csafford@stowevt.gov.  You must fill out an Inquiry / Complaint form to ensure we receive the facts as you understand them and to minimize the potential for false claims.

    Please be mindful that false reporting of an incident in an attempt to unjustly subject a Stowe Police Officer to undeserved discipline or slander, or to place his / her employment in jeopardy, can result in criminal charges or civil liability.

      Contact Information

      Emergency: Dial 911

      Non-Emergency: (802) 253-7126

      Stowe Police Department
      350 S. Main St.
      PO Box 730
      Stowe, VT 05672

      Popular Forms

      LATE ACCIDENT / DAMAGE

      This form is for reporting accidents or damage that you or your vehicle were involved in, but didn’t report at the scene of the vehicle accident or damage.

      TRAFFIC / PARKING ORDINANCE

      Download this PDF for information about speed limits, street regulations, and parking restrictions in the Town of Stowe.

      Department Documents

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      1 03 Mission Statement 1:30 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 04 LE Code of Ethics 1:30 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 05 LE Code of Conduct 1:31 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 08 Illegal Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination 1:31 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 12 Rules and Regulations 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 14 Body Armor 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 16 Personal Appearance 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 18 Uniform Regulations 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 19 Mobile Communication Devices 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 20 Social Media 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 21 Ride Along Program 1:32 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 22 Mobile Data Computer 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 23 Facility Security 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 24 Driver Privacy Protection 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 25 VT CJIS Acceptable Use 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 26 VT CJIS Advanced Authentication 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 27 VT CJIS Anti Virus 1:33 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 29 VT CJIS Disposal Of Media 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 30 VT CJIS Mobile Data 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 31 VT CJIS Password Policy 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 32 VT CJIS Unique Identifier 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 34 User Account Access Validation Policy 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 35 NCIC Policy 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 36 Media Protection Policy 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      1 40 Citizen Complaint Internal Administrative Investigations 1:34 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 01 Use of Force Response To Resistance 1:35 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 02 Use of Force Response To Resistance Reporting 1:35 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 03 1 Firearms 1:35 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 03 2 Conducted Electrical Weapons 1:35 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 03 3 Oleoresin Capsicum Spray 1:35 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 03 5 Impact Weapons 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 04 Use of Handcuffs 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 05 Transportation and Restraint of Prisoners 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 06 Prisoner Detention and Lockup Facility 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 07 Property and Evidence Management 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 08 Vehicle Pursuit and Emergency Vehicle Operation 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 09 Fair and Impartial Policing 1:36 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 10 Automatic License Plate Reader 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 11 Stop, Arrest and Search of Persons 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 12 Home Searches (Search and Seizure Dwellings) 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 13 Motor Vehicle Stops Searches 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 14 Identification Process 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 15 Juvenile Operations 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 16 Intranasal Naloxone 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 17 Duty to Intervene 1:37 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 18 Detective Call Out 1:38 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 20 Mobile Video Recording 1:38 pm 09/16/2020

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      2 21 Body Worn Cameras 1:38 pm 09/16/2020
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      Ticket Report 07-04-2020 9:04 am 07/06/2020

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      Ticket Report 07-11-2020 5:20 pm 07/13/2020

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      Ticket Report 07-18-2020 7:33 am 07/21/2020

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      Ticket Report 07-25-2020 4:06 pm 07/27/2020

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      Ticket Report 08-01-2020 12:00 pm 08/03/2020

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      Ticket Report 08-08-2020 11:56 am 08/10/2020

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      Ticket Report 08-15-2020 8:13 am 08/17/2020

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      Ticket Report 08-22-2020 10:26 am 08/24/2020

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      Ticket Report 08-29-2020 10:07 am 08/31/2020

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      Ticket Report 09-05-2020 11:31 am 09/08/2020

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      Ticket Report 09-12-2020 12:18 pm 09/14/2020

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      Ticket Report 09-19-2020 11:25 am 09/21/2020

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      Ticket Report 09-26-2020 10:33 am 09/28/2020

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      Ticket Report 10-03-2020 12:19 pm 10/05/2020

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      Ticket Report 10-10-2020 9:58 am 10/13/2020

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      Ticket Report 10-17-2020 9:46 am 10/19/2020

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      Ticket Report 10-24-2020 9:51 am 10/26/2020

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      Ticket Report 10-31-2020 3:20 pm 11/02/2020

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      Ticket Report 11-07-2020 1:07 pm 11/09/2020

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      Ticket Report 11-14-2020 11:06 am 11/16/2020
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      POlice Log 08-22-2020 10:25 am 08/24/2020

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      Police Log 07-04-2020 9:03 am 07/06/2020

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      Police Log 07-11-2020 5:19 pm 07/13/2020

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      Police Log 07-18-2020 7:32 am 07/21/2020

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      Police Log 07-25-2020 4:04 pm 07/27/2020

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      Police Log 08-01-2020 11:59 am 08/03/2020

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      Police Log 08-08-2020 11:55 am 08/10/2020

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      Police Log 08-15-2020 8:12 am 08/17/2020

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      Police Log 08-29-2020 10:07 am 08/31/2020

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      Police Log 09-05-2020 11:30 am 09/08/2020

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      Police Log 09-12-2020 12:17 pm 09/14/2020

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      Police Log 09-19-2020 11:24 am 09/21/2020

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      Police Log 09-26-2020 10:33 am 09/28/2020

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      Police Log 10-03-2020 12:18 pm 10/05/2020

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      Police Log 10-17-2020 9:45 am 10/19/2020

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      Police Log 10-24-2020 10:36 am 10/26/2020

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      Police Log 10-31-2020 3:19 pm 11/02/2020

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      Police Log 11-07-2020 8:25 am 11/10/2020

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      Police Log 11-14-2020 11:05 am 11/16/2020

      Quick Answers

      Pay your parking ticket online here.

      Officers of the Stowe Police Department will investigate and handle any dog related complaints. If you have questions or need assistance please call the Stowe Police at (802) 253-7126

      • Dogs must be under CONTROL at all times. Dogs must be on a LEASH in the following designated areas: Stowe Recreation Path, any public parking lot, Memorial Park, and Cemetery Road.
      • Dogs are NOT allowed in public cemeteries.
      • All dogs over the age of 6 months must be currently licensed and be wearing the tag issued by the town clerk.
      • Owners are responsible for immediate and proper removal of their dog’s feces from any property other than their own.
      • Animal bites to any person or domestic animal or attempted bites should be reported immediately to Kyle Walker, Fire Chief // Town Health Officer at (802) 253-4315.
      • Dogs left out of doors must be under control, have adequate shelter for weather conditions, and have water available to them.
      • It is unlawful to leave an animal unattended in a standing or parked car in a manner that would endanger the health or safety of the animal. Even on a moderately warm day, in just minutes a car becomes an oven even with the windows cracked open. Pets can suffer from serious conditions such as heat stroke, brain damage, or even death when left in a hot car.
      • If you see a dog suffering in a hot car call the police immediately at (802) 253-7126!

      If you see any strange acting raccoons, skunks, ravens, or other wildlife, contact Fish and Wildlife.

      For current job openings, see below. Please submit a resume with a cover letter and a Town of Stowe Employment Application by email to recruit@stowevt.gov or mail to:

      Town of Stowe
      P.O. Box 730
      Stowe, VT  05672

      Three (3) Hour Parking
      There is a posted three (3) hour parking limit from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm in the Village area, including Main Street, Depot Street and School Street. Vehicles parked in excess of three (3) hours may be issued a parking ticket.

      From November 15th to April 15th between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00am for any public area as posted. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking ban may be issued a parking ticket.

      Any vehicle parked on any street in the Town as to interfere with plowing of snow may be removed and may be issued a parking ticket.

      Stowe Police Officers & Staff

      Stowe Vermont Police Chief Donald B. Hull

      Donald B. Hull

      Chief of Police

      Bruce Merriam – Sergeant

      Brook O’Steen – Sergeant

      Frederick Whitcomb – Detective Sergeant

      Anthony Mazzilli

      Patrol Officer

      Benjamin Cavarretta

      Police Officer

      Bruce Merriam

      Sergeant

      Brooke O'Steen

      Sergeant

      Christopher Rogers

      Corporal

      Donald Hull

      Chief

      Darron Tabor

      Officer

      Daniel Wierzbicki

      Patrol Officer

      Frederick Whitcomb

      Detective Sergeant

      James Sawyer

      Corporal

      Matthew Fudala

      Patrol Officer

      Ryan Cashin

      Patrol Officer

      Scott Keene

      Patrol Officer

      Bruce Emerson

      Patrol Officer

      Christopher Jones

      Patrol Officer

      David Selby

      Patrol Officer

      Francis Gonyaw

      Patrol Officer

      Howard Alden

      Patrol Officer

      Jacob Hansell

      Patrol Officer

      Jon Zygmuntowicz

      Patrol Officer

      Lindsay O'Steen

      Patrol Officer

      Matthew Andrews

      Patrol Officer

      Michael Stengel

      Police Officer

      Stephen Holbrook

      Patrol Officer

      Steven Stewart

      Patrol Officer

      Recruitment

      The Stowe Police Department

      is looking for a professional, community minded, ethical team player to join our department.

      Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a High School diploma or equivalent, and possess a valid Driver’s License. Applicant must be able to perform all the essential functions involved with police duties. Police testing, including a physical fitness examination, polygraph, oral board, written exam, medical exam, fingerprint check, and extensive background check will be required of applicant selected. Non-certified applicants will be required to attend VT Police Academy. Preference shall be given to certified officers. Starting pay depends on qualifications and experience. Stowe is an equal opportunity employer.

      Send application along with letter of interest and resume to:
      Town of Stowe
      P.O. Box 730
      Stowe, VT  05672

      TOWN OF STOWE PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES