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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Sheriff announces promotions


The Windham County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Lieutenant Mark Anderson had been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Anderson began his career with the Windham County Sheriff’s Office in 2004. He is a graduate of the Vermont Police Academy's 84th Full-time Basic Class in 2007 and has since served in many capacities within the agency. Captain Anderson will assume the role of Chief Deputy, who is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, including the planning, directing and managing of all operational activities conducted by the agency.

Sergeant Jessica Fellows has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Fellows has been a certified Law Enforcement officer since December 2007 and completed the Vermont Police Academy's 88th Full-time Basic Class in 2009. Lieutenant Fellows will assume the role of Executive Officer, who is responsible for scheduling of sworn personnel, administrative support of sworn personnel and serves as the Department Training Officer, responsible for all law enforcement training.

Deputy First Class Robert Lakin has been promoted to the rank of First Sergeant. He joined the Windham County Sheriff's Office in June 2000 and graduated from the Vermont Police Academy’s 79th Basic Class in 2005. In November 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in November 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Captain/Chief Deputy. First Sergeant Lakin stepped down from the rank of Captain in 2016 to spend more time with his family. He has now accepted the rank of First Sergeant and will serve in a mentorship role to the Office’s sergeants and sworn deputies in his charge. First Sergeant Lakin is one of the Office's two State Transport Deputies and a V.C.J.T.C. Firearms Instructor.