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Killington adds part-time officer to police department


KILLINGTON - The Town of Killington has hired James Riehl as a part-time police officer, increasing patrol hours and coverage provided by the Town's new Police department. The announcement was made this week by Killington Police Chief Whit Montgomery.
Riehl has worked in law enforcement since 2006 when he joined the Rutland County Sheriff's Department. He has also served as an Emergency Communications Dispatcher for the Vermont State Police, and a Full-Time Police Officer for the Fair Haven Police Department. He is a 2005 graduate of Castleton State College.
The new officer position ads approximately 10+ hours of weekly patrol coverage to the Town of Killington. The job position is effective immediately.
The transition from a constable department to the new municipal police department began in February of 2013 when the Killington Selectboard unanimously voted for the change. According to Town Manager Seth Webb, the Vermont State Police has been very supportive of Killington's transition, and will continue to manage dispatch for non-emergencies, (802-773-9101), and provide patrols when the department is not on duty.
Killington, home to Killington and Pico Ski Resorts, is a resort community located at the crossroads of U.S. Route 4 and Vermont 100. While the year round population is under 1,000 people, the Town has over 2,500 second home owners and plays hosts to tens of thousands of tourists on any given weekend.