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Vt. ski town hires its first police chief
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont ski town of Killington is getting its first police chief.
Long-time constable Whit Montgomery was named chief this week by town officials.
In March, the Killington select board approved the creation of a town police force.
The town says Montgomery will manage two part-time special officers and oversee contractual services for animal control and other special details as needed.
Montgomery is a 14-year law enforcement veteran, graduating from the Vermont Police Academy in 1999. He served as second constable until he was elected first constable this year.
He also helped found Killington Search and Rescue, a nonprofit organization that specializes in back-country rescues.
The Vermont State Police will continue to patrol the town when the department's officers are not on duty.