The Patrol Division is responsible for providing all uniformed
services of the Orleans County Sheriff's Department. Those services include:
motor vehicle enforcement, criminal investigations, community policing,
community outreach, security services, and special details.
the County of Orleans, towns and villages are able to contract with
Sheriff's departments for law enforcement and policing services. The Orleans
County Sheriff's Department opts to perform policing services to compliment
services provided by the State on a variety of levels within the county.
are often times where a government, organization or an individual will
require the services of law enforcement that are otherwise not provided
within the State of Vermont. Examples of these can be the movement of
"super-load" trucks, that require deputies to help massive structures
navigate Vermont highways; providing security for commercial or
industrial facilities; providing traffic control for construction
projects; and providing supervision for situations deemed unsafe for a
variety of reasons.
The Orleans County
Sheriff's Department is involved in a variety of targeted enforcement
activities, funded through a variety of grants. This includes patrol
efforts in cooperation with the Governor's Highway Safety Program to
combat impaired driving, distracted driving and encourage occupant
protection use; enforcement of snowmobile laws on VAST trails; educating
new drivers as an enhancement to driver's education programs and more.
Our office serves Orleans County with civilian fingerprinting. Be it a work related background checks,related to adoption, or other non-criminal need, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office is able to assist.
Hours by appointment:
We schedule by appointment only, offering most days of the week when resources are available. Dates and times vary based on demand.
We serve Orleans County with civilian fingerprinting. Be it a work related background checks, related to adoption, or other non-criminal need, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office is able to assist.
School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer (SRO) programs can play an important role in maintaining
and increasing safety at schools and in neighboring communities. School and Law Enforcement relationships through SROs act as liaisons between the students, faculty, and staff and the many different resources in the community. Not only can SROs connect others with legal, safety, and mental health resources, they also act as unofficial counselors for students who may not feel comfortable talking with family or teachers about sensitive topics.
The Transport Division moves prisoners on behalf of the State of Vermont between prisons and courts; performs prisoner extraditions from other states to Vermont; provides for the humane movement of mental health patients between facilities; and assists the Department of Children and Families with the movement of children within state custody when they present a risk to themselves or others.
Some types of documents and civil processes frequently served by the Windham County Sheriff's Office include: summons and complaints, writ of replevin, writ of possession, trustee processes, small claims, divorce processes, judgement orders, and notice of eviction/quit. Additionally, the Sheriff of each county is the only lawful authority to evict tenants following legal action.
Fees (as set by 32VSA1591):
Service: $50.00 per person served, plus mileage
Postage: When applicable
Return of service: $1.00
Affidavit of attempted service: $35.00
Note:Our office requires a $100.00 deposit to cover the above fees. Any unused portions of the deposit will be refunded following the completion of service.