Your printer friendly content from www.vtsheriffs.com on June 16, 2024.

Vermont Sheriff's Departments: Windsor County

map of our county

Windsor County Sheriff's Department
62 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091


Phone: (802) 457-5211
Fax: (802) 457-5215

Website: www.windsorsheriff.org

Sheriff Ryan Palmer Sheriff:

Sheriff Ryan Palmer

Sheriff's biography is coming soon..


History

Windsor County is situated in southeastern Vermont above Windham County. Windsor County is Vermont's largest County in size at 927 square miles.

Vermont history has recorded that counties were set and defined by the needs of a Probate District according to growth and population. This resulted in multiple probate districts. In 1779 there were four probate districts in Cumberland County (Guilford, Rockingham, Windsor and Barnet). In 1781 Cumberland County was abolished and the counties of Windsor, Windham, and Orange were formed. Windsor County was incorporated on February 21, 1781 and its shire town is Woodstock.


Our Department's Historical Listing of Sheriffs'

The establishment and election of Sheriffs for their respective district is found in Chapter II "Plan or Frame of Government" Section 50 of the Constitution of the State of Vermont.

Listed are the Elected Sheriffs of Windsor County, State of Vermont to present:

  • 1781 - Briant Brown (Windsor, Vermont) was the first elected Sheriff of Windsor County but resigned immediately after to become a Windsor County Clerk.
  • 1781-1782 - Ebenezer Brewster (Dresden, NH) was appointed to replace Briant Brown.
  • 1782-1787 - Benjamin Wait, Windsor
  • 1787-1790 - Paul Brigham, Norwich
  • 1790-1796 - William Sweetser, Windsor
  • 1796-1798 - Lucius Hubbard, Chester
  • 1798-1802 - William Rice, Woodstock
  • 1802-1810 - William Strong, Hartford
  • 1810-1814 - Pascal P. Enos, Windsor
  • 1814-1815 - Amos Heald, Chester
  • 1815-1820 - Solomon W. Burke, Woodstock
  • 1820-1830 - Asaph Fletcher, Jr., Woodstock
  • 1830-1834 - Lysander Raymond, Woodstock
  • 1834-1837 - Daniel Bowen, Weathersfield
  • 1837-1839 - John Pettis, Windsor
  • 1839-1842 - Joel Lull Jr., Windsor
  • 1842-1844 - Zenas F. Hyde, Cavendish
  • 1844-1845 - David Bosworth, Bethel
  • 1845-1850 - Gilman Henry, Woodstock
  • 1850-1868 - Lorenzo Richmond, Woodstock
  • 1868-1880 - Surrey W. Stimson, Ludlow
  • 1880-1884 - Rollin Amsden, Windsor
  • 1884-1888 - Gardner J Wallace, Bethel
  • 1888-1892 - Wilson S. Lovell, Springfield
  • 1892-1896 - Lester C. Howe, Ludlow
  • 1896-1900 - Romaine A Spafford, Springfield
  • 1900-1904 - Daniel C. Jones, Royalton
  • 1904-1906 - Henry H. Peck, Hartford
  • 1906-1910 - Eugene A. Thomas, Woodstock
  • 1910-1916 - James H. Kiniry, Windsor
  • 1916-1921 - James McDonald, Ludlow
  • 1921-1929 - Wallis Fairbanks, Springfield
  • 1929-1947 - Ernest H. Schoenfeld,Springfield
  • 1947-1975 - Melvin W. Moore, Springfield
  • 1975-1979 - John T. Goode, Woodstock
  • 1979-1995 - Michael Chamberlain, Woodstock
  • 1995-1999 - William G. Heinz, Weathersfield
  • 1999-2023 - Michael Chamberlain, Woodstock
  • 2023-Present - Ryan Palmer, Windsor

Towns We Serve

  • Andover
  • Baltimore
  • Barnard
  • Bethel
  • Bridgewater
  • Cavendish
  • Chester
  • Hartford
  • Hartland
  • Ludlow
  • Norwich
  • Plymouth
  • Pomfret
  • Reading
  • Rochester
  • Royalton
  • Sharon
  • Springfield
  • Stockbridge
  • Weathersfield
  • West Windsor
  • Weston
  • Windsor
  • Woodstock