The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 022 : POLICE DEPARTMENT(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 9, § 22.05)
§ 9-22.5. Powers and duties of Chief
Subject to the authority of the Police Commission, the Chief of Police shall have jurisdiction and control of the administration, disposition, and discipline of the Police Department and of the police force of the Department. Except as herein otherwise provided, he or she shall have the power to make such rules and regulations as are necessary in his or her opinion, to exercise jurisdiction and control of the Department, and shall have jurisdiction over the day to day operation of the Department. He or she shall have the sole power, and it shall be his or her duty, to preserve the public peace; suppress riots and insurrections; disperse unlawful or dangerous assemblages which obstruct free passage on or in public streets, sidewalks, parks, and other public places; protect the rights of persons and property; preserve order; direct and regulate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic under the ordinances, rules, and regulations of the City of Rutland or statutes of the State of Vermont to insure the safety and convenience of the public; to observe all places of public amusement, all places of business, and other public places; enforce and prevent the violation of all federal, State, and local law, and ordinances, rules, and regulations, in force in the City; and for these purposes, to detect and arrest all persons violating said laws, and he or she shall carry out such other devices as are inherent to the Office of Chief of Police.