BENNINGTON -- Founded in 1781, The Bennington County Sheriff’s Department is headed by Sheriff Chad D. Schmidt, who was sworn in in Sept. 2009.
The department includes:
Captain Andrew Hurley;
Lieutenants Jason Noblet and Steve Brookman;
Investigator Robert Kalinowski;
Office Manager Jude Shaughnessy;
Administrative Assistant Carolyn Graves;
Dispatchers: Christine Morrissey, Sandy Hamilton, and Kimberly Krawczyk;
Mechanic Don Loomis;
Sergeants Fred Wessner, Joel Howard, Rick Dahm, Gary Forrest, and Jim Marsden;
Corporals Raelene Bardwell; Philip Frasier; Bob Hannan; Donna Kelly; and Dave Tripp;
Sr. Deputies Dennis Brodeur; Nancy Clifford; Justin Niles; and Bob Poblocki;
Deputies Jesse Bravata, Rick Schwarz, Rich Scheffler, Nick Nahodil, Jim Mathers, Tyler LeBarron, William Latour, Elizabeth LaPorte, Scott LaFountain, Bruce LaBonte, Chris Gauthier, Fred Gilbar, Aaron Fantroy, Edward Elmore, George Corey, Fred Buthe, Sarah Bull, Craig Watrous, Jesse Bravata, Rick Schwarz, Rich Scheffler, Nick Nahodil; Jim Mathers; Tyler LeBarron; William Latour; Elizabeth LaPorte; Scott LaFountain, Bruce LaBonte; Chris Gauthier; Fred Gilbar, Aaron Fantroy, Edward Elmore, George Corey, Fred Buthe, Sarah Bull, and Craig Watrous; Civil Rene Montour and Dick Hall.