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About Us

Founded in the late 1700s, the Sheriff's Department has been serving our community for over 200 years. Although we are not a 24/7 full-service police department, we have contracts with many towns in the County to supplement police services (see which towns here). This includes crime prevention and detection, traffic enforcement, and supporting other local agencies with the services they provide.

Including the Sheriff, we employ 11 full time sworn officers, 3 part time sworn officers, and 3 civilian support staff. Our dispatch services are provided by the Middlebury Police Department.

Addison County consists of 23 towns with a population of just over 37,000 people. Middlebury is the County Seat and home to our office.


Our Office

35 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

At our current location since 1845, our office has been a common sight in Middlebury for over 175 years. Located in the rear of the building, the jail was in operation from 1845-1971and reopened in the mid-1980s. It closed for the final time in 2011 after the expiration of a Federal contract. There are still empty cells in the lower part of the building, but the upstairs was renovated into office space and currently has gym equipment available for the Deputies to use. Want to take a look at the old jail or get a tour of the building? Feel free to stop by to say hi anytime!

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Our Mission

Keeping Our Community Safe

The Addison County Sheriff's Department is committed to keeping the community safe through modern crime prevention and effective law enforcement techniques. Our personnel are impartial and fair with all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, or age. We provide all of our professional police and security services with respect, dignity, and a sense of moral responsibility.

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