Essex Vermont Police Department

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  • Essex, Vermont is located in the northwest portion of the state.[1]
  • Population: 22,094 (2020), making it the second most populous incorporated area in the state.[1]
  • Officers: 25[2]

Body Camera Policy

Technology Unknown
Pre-Event Buffer Unknown
Activation Manual activation for specified interactions. Typical protests and First Amendment demonstrations are not to be recorded.
Victim/Witness Rights Anonymous witnesses should be asked about recording. Getting consent to record crime victims is encouraged. Residents can request that cameras be turned off during consensual interactions.
Retention According to state retention standards, or up to 7 years as required by the department.
Source Essex Police Department Operational Directive 2.7.8, 2021-04-14.[3]



Policy Changes


  1. 1.0 1.1 Essex, Vermont , wikipedia
  2. Essex Police Department in Essex, Vermont,
  3. Operational Directive 2.7.8, Essex Police Department, 2021-04-14