Policies & Procedures

The Town of Bennington, its police department, and Select Board, all support the philosophy of community policing and are working together with the community to develop a clearer picture of what that should look like in our town.

To further that effort, the Select Board hired a Community Policing Consultant, Curtiss Reed executive director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, in May of 2020. That led to a series of public meetings, the creation of a new Town vision and police mission statement, and the creation of a Community Policing Advisory Review Board. That collaborative work has resulted in the updating of numerous police policies that have now been completed and are available here.