Essex Police Department

Chief Brad Larose
Address 81 Main Street
Essex VT 05452

A message from the Essex Police..

Welcome to the Essex Police Department . We are a community oriented, full-service police department located in Northwestern Vermont in Chittenden County, the largest metropolitan area in the State with approximately 140,000 population.

Essex has a residential population of 19,716 people which increases to approximately 25,000 during daytime hours.

The department provides Administrative, Patrol, Investigative, Crime Prevention, Dispatching and Emergency Management services to a mix of commercial, industrial and residential customers. Please review our Mission Statement that reflects our commitment to quality policing.

The department consists of a well balanced force of female and male officers who are bright, educated, resourceful, community oriented officers with significant experience. We are here to provide you with the finest police service available at the least possible cost. Please call us if we can be of service.

We are also anxious to know how we are doing, so we encourage you to give us your comments and suggestions.


We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high quality, community -oriented police services with sensitivity, protecting constitutional rights, problem solving, teamwork, openness, continuous improvement in providing leadership to the police profession.

Furthermore, it is the purpose of the Essex Police Department to uphold the law fairly and firmly, to pursue and to bring to justice those who break the law, to keep the peace, to protect, help and reassure our citizens and do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgement.

The Essex Police Department must be compassionate, courteous, and patient, acting without fear or favor or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.

We must strive, so far as we can, to reflect the priorities of our community in the action we take. We must respond to well founded criticism with a willingness to change.

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