"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

Military experience

  • 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
  • Education

    • Masters degree in Justice of Administration from Norwich University.
    • Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #250, Quantico, Virginia.

    Posts from the Sheriff

    Justice Center

    Posted by: Keith Clark on 03/22/2016 1:13 PM

    At 1:00 p.m. today the Windham County Sheriff notified the zoning administrator of the Town of Rockingham that he and the Windham County Sheriff's Office were requesting to rescind the previously applied for zoning application and will no longer pursue building a justice center.

    Further more the ... Keep reading

    Zoning Application

    Posted by: Keith Clark on 03/03/2016 6:55 PM

    Date: March 03, 2016 @3:30 p.m.
    Location: Rockingham

    On March 03, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark submitted a zoning application to site the justice center project on a parcel in Rockingham. The site is located near Exit 6 on Route 5.

    Sheriff Clark is currently in the ... Keep reading

    Liberty Mill Project

    Posted by: Keith Clark on 02/29/2016 1:26 PM

    Date: February 29, 2016
    Location: Rockingham

    The Windham County Sheriff's Office will not be pursuing placing the proposed Windham County Justice Center in the building formerly known as the Chemco Building or Liberty Mill in Bellows Falls.

    The decision to not move forward with the location ... 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

    Drug Take-Back Program

    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

    Drug Evaluation and Classification Program

    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

    Snowmobile Patrol

    A dedicated patrol to ensure the safety of all snow travelers on the Vermont Association for Snow Travelers trails. Click here for more information

    Camp Leadership Challenge

    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

    DUI Detection

    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

    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

    Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations

    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

    Are You Okay?

    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

    Governor's Highway Safety Program

    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

    Protective Services: Law Enforcement

    Law Enforcement 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