Sheriff Keith D. Clark
2007 - Present
"I strongly believe that a law enforcement organization must be responsible to the needs and desires of the community it serves. The sheriff's department can only be successful with the support of its surrounding communities"
- Married to Bonnie since 1984
- Two daughters, Candice and Raquel.
Law enforcement experience
- 2007- Present: Sheriff - Newfane, VT
- 2003 - 2007: Chief of Police - Bellows Falls, VT
- 2000 - 2003: Sergeant (2nd-in-command) - Bellows Falls, VT
- 1997- 2000: Patrol Officer - Dover, VT
- 1996 - 1997: Vermont State Trooper - Rockingham, VT
- 1991 - 1996: Patrol Officer - Dover, VT
Retired from the Vermont Army National Guard in July 2012 with 20+ years of service. His service included both active duty and National Guard service in both the Air Force and Army
Masters degree in Justice of Administration from Norwich University.Is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #250, Quantico, Virginia.
Press releases from the Sheriff
Shooting in Vernon
Investigator: Sheriff Keith Clark
Description: On April 25th, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accidental shooting in the Town of Vernon resulting in the injury of a 20 year old ma... Keep reading
Annual awards for employees presented
NEWFANE -- The Windham County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the recipients of numerous awards, given on January 21st, 2017. Sheriff Clark presented the awards at the 4th Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the actions of his staff.
The Deputy Mark H. Dooley Award was presented to Captain... Keep reading
Arrest on Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
Date: December 16, 2016
Investigating Deputy: Sheriff Keith D. Clark
Accused: Lawrence W. Shippee Jr.
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT
Charges: Perjury in a Proceeding in a Court of Justice, and Obstruction of Justice
Description: On De... Keep reading
Liberty Mill Justice Center
Would you pay $60,000 for a service or product with an approximate 70% failure rate? Within three years of release from prison, 67% of offenders will be re-arrested for a new crime. Within five years, 76% will be re-arrested. Our current approach to corrections in the criminal justice system is failing. This is an approach to try something new. Click here for more information
With the advent of prescription medication, the topic of disposal comes to mind frequently. Many people are concerned about the drugs ending up on the streets or in the soil and ground water around us. The Drug Take-Back is a national program to safely dispose of prescription medications. Click here for more information
The Drug Evaluation and Classification program, also known as the Drug Recognition Expert Program (DRE) employs highly trained officers to remove operators impaired by drugs from the public highways. Click here for more information
The Camp Leadership Challenge is a program in cooperation with the Vermont National Guard and our Office allowing youth an opportunity to learn the skills of leadership and team work. Click here for more information
The Sheriff has established a Zero Tolerance policy regarding operator's driving under the influence. Our Deputies have been trained to detect impaired operators with the intent of improving traffic safety.
SMART carts are a proven method of slowing traffic in problem areas. SMART carts broadcast oncoming vehicle's speed in relation to the posted speed limit to make drivers aware of how fast they are actually going. Click here for more information
The Southeastern Unit for Special Investigation was started in 2006 after the State provided money for investigatiors. Our office has assigned an investigator to this unit to investigate and prosecute child abusers and child sex offenders. Click here for more information
A program designed for older adults, disabled persons, shut-ins who live alone, or anyone in our community who need to be checked upon daily. Click here for more information
State wide anti-drunk driving hot-line designed to keep the public roads safe and alert law enforcement of dangerous drunk drivers. Click here for more information
The Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team's are statewide teams that work to prevent underage alcohol consumption. Our team is made up of several agencies in Windham County to give a thourough response to alcohol consumption by minors. Click here for more information
Along with other area agencies, we work in conjunction with the Governor's Highway Safety Program to improve traffic safety. The GHSP supplies money for officers with well-known campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, DUI Task Force, Aggressive Driving and other various activities.
School Resource Officers
A program that allows a law enforcement officer to work in and with a school. The SRO Program allows students to connect with our agency on a level that is more difficult to obtain elsewhere. Click here for more information
The Windham County Sheriff's Department hosts a Law Enforcement education class at the Windham Regional Career Center in Brattleboro. This class introduces students to the aspects of the law enforcement career and all that is involved. Click here for more information