Tunbridge Constables

First Constable
Bruce Jones
802-417-9196

Second Constable
Katherine Adams
802-889-3440

In general, the Tunbridge Constables are here to help catch loose dogs, chickens, horses, etc., and help townsfolk with situations that don’t necessarily warrant a call to the police. They do not have authority to issue speeding tickets or make arrests. They are not police. Refer to statute below:

All constables, whether Level II or Level III, first or second constable, appointed or elected, have powers specifically enumerated in 24 V.S.A. § 1936a (b). These include the power to:

  • serve civil or criminal process (12 V.S.A. § 691)
  • destroy animals (20 V.S.A. Chapter 193)
  • kill injured deer (10 V.S.A. § 4749)
  • assist the health officer in the discharge of his or her duties (18 V.S.A. § 617)
  • serve as a district court officer (4 V.S.A. § 296)
  • remove disorderly people from town meeting (17 V.S.A. § 2659)
  • and collect taxes when no tax collector is elected (24 V.S.A. § 1529