The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 227-7. Police officers
(a) The trustees of the Village shall have power to and may appoint the number of police officers within the Village as the trustees may judge necessary for the interests of the inhabitants thereof, by writing under their hands, which shall be recorded by the Village Clerk, and the appointments may in the same way be revoked at any time.
(b) The trustees may specify their duties as watchmen and patrols, and agree with them for their compensation, which shall be paid by the Village. Each of the police shall be sworn, and shall have the same powers within the limits of the Village as constables in serving criminal process and in criminal matters, and when on duty shall wear conspicuously a badge of office, and shall hold their office one year unless sooner discharged as aforesaid. The police officers may serve warrants beyond the limits of the Village for offenses committed therein, and shall be a complaining officer for all offenses committed within the limits of the Village in violation of any provision of this charter or the bylaws and lawful orders of the Village and its officers.