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Killington’s police chief updates

KILLINGTON - The new police chief in Killington, Whit Montgomery, has updated the town's website with more up-to-date information on the newly-created department and is working 32 hours a week as the town's only law enforcer, Montgomery told the town's Select Board last week.

In the wake of an arrest made from a recent burglary in town, Montgomery told the Board he is stepping up targeted patrols and having regular neighborhood watch meetings to get the community more involved.

Vermont State Police remains the main number for residents to report crime because the dispatch officer can get the closest officer to respond, but Montgomery said his cell and town email (whit@killingtontown.com) can be used as secondary contacts.

Part-time police officers from the Rutland County Sheriff's Department are working in town and Montgomery said he is interviewing other officers to be hired and paid for by the town.

Another initiative in the works is what was the precipitous for the department in the first place - getting the computer software in place to get the interstate driving records of those passing through Killington who may violate the law, according to Montgomery.