"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." --Sheriff Keith D. Clark
- 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.
- Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #250, Quantico, Virginia.
Posts from the Sheriff
Teen Event Patrols
The Windham County Sheriff's Office in an effort to reduce the likelihood a teenager will be involved in a crash during the prom and graduation season will be supporting additional patrols in Windham County. The Sheriff's Office will be working with the Vermont State Police and other regional law en... Keep reading
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