Tunbridge Constables

First Constable
Bruce Jones

Second Constable
Katherine Adams

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