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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

Burlington woman arrested for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed

Posted by: Chris Norton on 09/04/2020 12:28 PM

Incident: 20WHC003033
Date: 08/31/20
Location: I-91 N/B near MM 15/8 in Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Sara Jefferson
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Burlington, VT

Charges: Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle & Excessive Speed

Description: Sara Jefferson wa... Keep reading

Londonderry man arrested on warrant and for Driving w/o a License

Posted by: Chris Norton on 09/04/2020 10:52 AM

Incident: 20WHC003022
Date: 08/30/20
Location: VT Route 11 in Windham
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Jesse Kendall
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Londonderry, VT

Charges: Driving w/o a License-Criminal & Warrant for FTA

Description: On 08/30/20 at approximately 1150 hou... Keep reading

Labor Day DUI Patrols

Posted by: Chris Norton on 08/19/2020 9:05 AM

PRESS RELEASE- Windham County Sheriff’s Office

NATIONAL LABOR DAY DUI MOBILAZATION

Date: 08/19/2020 TO 09/07/2020

DUI PATROLS

The Windham County Highway Safety Task Force consisting of the Windham County Sheriff's Office, the Brattleboro Police Department, the Bellows Falls Police Depart... Keep reading