KILLINGTON - The Town of Killington has hired Robert M. Giolito,
an Inspector for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
Commercial Enforcement Unit and former Vermont State Police
Trooper, as Deputy Police Chief. The announcement was made
this week by Chief of Police Whit Montgomery and Town Manager Seth
A graduate of Unity College in Maine, Giolito entered law
enforcement in 2003 when he joined the Rutland County Sheriff's
Department after three years as a professional ski patroller at
Killington Resort. He is a full-time officer P.O.S.T.
Certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (VCJTC),
and has ten years experience in law enforcement as a Vermont State
Trooper and currently as an Inspector for the Vermont Department of
Motor Vehicles Commercial Enforcement Unit. He is also the
co-founder of Killington Search and Rescue (KSAR), a nonprofit
organization that specializes in back-country rescues.
In his role as Deputy Police Chief, Giolito will serve part time
and assist Chief Montgomery with all aspects of running the
newly-established Killington Police Department.
"Bob possesses the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in
this position, in this town," said Chief Montgomery. "His law
enforcement background and education as well as wilderness
leadership makes him particularly well-suited to serve our
community. This is a great fit."
Town Manager Seth Webb concurs. "The positive relationships
and stellar reputation Bob has built with other agencies in our
region will be a big plus to our new Police Department, and a
valuable asset to the community. We are fortunate to have him
on our team."
The transition from a constable department to a municipal police
department began in February of this year when the Killington
Selectboard unanimously voted for the change. In June, Montgomery
was named Killington's first Chief of Police.
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.
Photo courtesy of the Town of Killington
Robert Giolito stands in front of Killington Peak, his German
Sheppard peering out the window. Giolito was named Deputy Police