Learn About Chad D. Schmidt

  1. 1994 Vermont Police Academy part-time certified
  2. 1997 Southern Vermont College graduate
    • Obtained Bachelors in Criminal Justice
  3. 1998 Vermont Police Academy full-time certified
  4. 1998 DARE Officer graduate
  5. 1998 Field Officer training School
  6. 1999 Bike Patrol certification
  7. 1999 Promoted To Corporal
  8. 2001 Child Passenger Safety Technician School
  9. 2003 Promoted To Sergeant
  10. 2003 TRIAD certification
  11. 2006 Promoted To Lieutenant
  12. 2006 (January-March) FBI National Academy Graduate
  13. 2007 Police Executive School
  14. 2007 Promoted To Captain
  15. 2009 Appointed Bennington County Sheriff by Gov. James Douglas
  16. 2010 Re-elected to Sheriff
  17. 2010 Attended National Sheriff's Institute in Colorado
  18. 2014 Re-elected to Sheriff
  19. 2016 Graduated from Columbia Southern University with an MBA in Public Administration


Community Involvement

  1. Bennington Rural Volunteer Fire Department 1994-1999 i. Obtained rank of Captain
  2. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1997
    • Esteemed Loyal Knight 2004
    • Esteemed Leading Knight 2005
    • Exalted Ruler 2006
    • Secretary 2006-2010
    • Secretary 2017-Present
    • 2016 District Deputy for Vermont south
  3. Moose Lodge 2004
  4. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2005
  5. AARP Drivers Safety Program Volunteer Instructor 2007
  6. Catamount Rotary 2008
  7. Southshire Substance Abuse Coalition
  8. Manchester Coalition
  9. Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce - 2010 Board of Directors
    • Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce President 2015
  10. Bennington Rescue Squad Board of Directors 2014-2017
  11. 204 Depot street Board of Directors 2011-2014
  12. Sacred Heart School board of directors Co-Chair. 2016-Present

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