- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - It’s only been a week since a Vermont town named their new police chief, but he says he’s already impressed with his fellow officers.

St. Johnsbury Chief Tim Page told The Caledonian-Record his department is a “hardworking bunch” and they’re “sincere in their care for the town.”

Page took command of the department Dec. 4, replacing former Chief Clem Houde. Houde resigned in June after he was accused of exchanging inappropriate text messages with a female subordinate.

Page, who is a retired Vermont State Police trooper, signed a one-year contract with the department.

While Page says he is still learning about the town’s law enforcement concerns, he points out the opioid crisis as a problem the town shares with the state as a whole.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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