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Welcome to the Essex Police Department Web Page. We are a community oriented, full-service police department located in Northwestern Vermont in Chittenden County, the largest metropolitan area in the State with approximately 164,572 population.

Essex has a residential population of 22,000 people which increases to approximately 25,000 during daytime hours.

The department provides the following services to a mix of commercial, industrial and residential customers:

  • Administrative
  • Crime Prevention
  • Dispatching
  • Emergency Management
  • Investigative
  • Patrol

Please review our Mission Statement that reflects our commitment to quality policing.


The department consists of a well balanced force of female and male officers who are bright, educated, resourceful, community oriented officers with significant experience. We are here to provide you with the finest police service available at the least possible cost. Please call us if we can be of service.

Interested in possibly joining the Essex Police Department....check out the video below and our employment opportunities to the right side of this page.

Essex PD Employment Video


We do not conduct fingerprinting for the public. View local fingerprinting options.

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