Dover Police Department
P.O. Box 124
West Dover, VT  05356
Non-Emergency Telephone No: (802) 464-2020
For Emergencies, Call 911
The Dover Police Department was established with a grant in 1971 to support one policeman for 1 year. After the first year, the department enlarged to a Police Chief and patrolman. An addition was constructed on the back of the Town Office to house the department.
By the 1990's, the department had grown to a Police Chief, 4 full-time police officers and a secretary/dispatcher. In 1995, the former West Dover Firehouse was converted into a police station to house the growing department.
Today, the department consists of a Police Chief, 1 Sergeant, 3 full-time Officers, 3 part-time Officers, and a Dispatcher/Office Manager.
Below is a listing of those employees who serve and protect our community.

  • Chief Randall Johnson
  • Sergeant Michael Arbogast
  • Patrol Officer Samuel Morris
  • Detective Rebecca Morris
  • Patrol Officer William Manch
  • Patrol Officer Frank Dornburgh
  • Part-Time Patrol Officer Robert Edwards
  • Part-Time Patrol Officer Richard Werner
  • Part-Time Patrol Officer Jason Perlmutter
  • Office Manager Michelle Mann


Full-Time Police Officer

The Town of Dover, Vermont is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer position.   

 Pay is based on experience.  The position is 40 hours/week with overtime available. Patrol officers work 10-hour shifts, 4 days a week. Up to $5,000 sign-on bonus for full-time certified officers, $2,500 sign-on bonus for part-time certified officers.  Weekend and holiday shifts required. Competitive pay with full benefits including pay differential, health insurance, vacation, holiday, sick time, personal time, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, VMERS Group D retirement plan with possible retirement at age 50 with 20 years of service. All equipment and uniforms provided.  Take home cruiser.  Paid on the job training at the Vermont Police Academy for uncertified candidates.  Requirements:  US citizen, minimum age of 21, valid driver’s license and high school diploma or equivalency.  Applicant must be able to perform all the essential functions involved with police duties.  Police testing, including physical fitness exam, academy entrance exam, polygraph, medical exam and extensive fingerprint supported background check will be required of the candidate selected to hire.  Preference shall be given to VT-certified officers.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Application available on-line:   www.doververmont.com, E.O.E.

Employment Application .pdf

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