The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 022 : POLICE DEPARTMENT(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 9, § 22.09)
§ 9-22.9. Special police officers
In addition to the regular police force, the Chief of Police shall have the power to appoint such special police officers as he or she may consider desirable and which present funding will support with approval of the Police Commission. The term "special police officers" shall be construed to mean police officers appointed to serve as auxiliary members to the regular police force as well as those police officers appointed at the request of private individuals, corporations, or firms for the protection of private property, and police officers appointed for special public services. Such special police officers shall receive pay from the City according to the service performed for the City. The Chief of Police may appoint a special police officer, with approval of the Police Commission, but only for such time as may elapse before a qualified applicant is available.