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Chris Norton

Name: Chris Norton
Email Address: cnorton@ windhamcountyvt.gov
Title: Sergeant

Sgt. Norton began his law enforcement career at the age of 14 when he joined the Police Cadet program with the Ludlow (VT) Police Department. He remained a cadet until his graduation from Black River High School in 1993.

Following high school Sgt. Norton served three years in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Campbell KY, home of the 101'st Airborne (Air Assault) Division.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Sgt. Norton moved back to Vermont for a short time where he worked as a Part-Time Officer and Dispatcher with the Ludlow Police Department and a Part-Time Deputy with the Windsor County Sheriff's Department.

In September of 1997 Sgt. Norton again left Vermont and became a Patrol Officer with the City of Iola (KS) Police Department where he worked the midnight shift for the next five years. During that time Sgt. Norton became very involved in narcotic investigations and in the detection of impaired drivers. In 2001 Sgt. Norton became the first municipal officer in Southeast Kansas to be certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The main purpose of a DRE is the detection, arrest and successful prosecution of drug impaired drivers.

In November of 2002 Sgt. Norton returned to Vermont, joining the Springfield Police Department as a Patrol Officer. In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal where he remained until joining the Windham County Sheriff's Office in March of 2014.

Sgt. Norton is currently certified as a Datamaster DMT Supervisor, DUI Checkpoint Supervisor, CMV Weights and Length Enforcement, Automated License Plate Reader User (LPR), NCIC Full-Service Terminal Operator (Dispatcher) and Field Training Officer (FTO).

Off duty Sgt. Norton loves to spend time camping, fishing and traveling with his wife and daughter.


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Press Release from Sgt. Chris Norton

Two NJ men arrested for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed

Posted by: Chris Norton on 06/30/2020 10:10 AM

Incident: 20WHC002175 & 20WHC002076
Date: 06/28/20
Location: VT Route 30, Newfane Village
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused #1: Miteshkum Patel
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Jersey City, NJ

Accused #2: Vinay Kathiria
Age: 21
City & State of Residence: Belleville, NJ

Char... Keep reading

Vandalism in Putney

Posted by: Chris Norton on 05/20/2020 1:41 PM

Incident: 20WHC001733
Date: 05/19/20
Location: 80 E Putney Falls Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Description: On 05/19/20 at approximately 1720 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a vandalism that occurred at 80 E Putney Falls Rd in Putney approximately 20 mi... Keep reading

Man arrested for Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

Posted by: Chris Norton on 03/15/2020 4:48 PM

Incident: 20WHC001434
Date: 03/15/20
Location: Newfane
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Jason Larson (02/01/91)
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Newfane, VT

Charges: Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

Description: On 03/15/20 at approximately 1245 hours Jason Larson was a... Keep reading