Police Chief and Select Board present Officer Stephane Goulet with life-saver commendation.
Police Chief and Select Board present Officer Stephane Goulet with life-saver commendation.

Welcome to the Pittsford Police Department website.

The Pittsford Police department is a fully functional law enforcement agency which is located in the rear of the town office building. The department consists of one full-time and five part-time law enforcement officers, and one police K-9.

In May, 2011 we officially became a Police Department per the standards of the FBI and State of Vermont. Prior to this, we were a fully functional law enforcement Constabulary’s Office. This change was made to better address Pittsford’s need for law enforcement coverage and to be eligible for state and federal funding. With your help and the help of our Town officials, we strive to make the “Sunshine Village” a safer place.

The Pittsford Police Department strives to provide fair and equal service to the people of Pittsford; our officers perform their duties using core values such as honesty, integrity, loyalty, courage, professionalism and respect.



Pittsford Police Department
Front Row (l-r): Erik Wilder, Chief Mike Warfle, Lt. Bill Pratico
Back Row (l-r): Antje Schermerhorn, Stephane Goulet, Scott Bigelow, Jerry Tift
[Not pictured: Tim Cornell]


Chief of Police, J. Michael Warfle

Chief Warfle started his law enforcement career as a special officer with the City of Rutland in 1984. In 1986, he was promoted to full-time police officer and attended the 44th full-time basic Vermont Police Academy. Chief Warfle has served as a school resource officer, a D.A.R.E instructor, a Special Reaction Team member and a firearms instructor. He is certified as a firearms instructor, DUI enforcement, Radar, Laser, Domestic Violence response, Haz-Mat response, Underage Drinking enforcement, NCIC, First Aid and CPR.

Chief Warfle started as a special officer in Pittsford in the mid-1990s. Chief Warfle was eventually promoted to 1st Constable, and was recently appointed as the first Pittsford Police Chief. Chief Warfle is the department’s only full time Officer.

Police Officer, Erik Wilder

Erik came to us from the Rutland area. He has been with the department since the mid 2000s and is certified in Radar, DUI enforcement, Domestic Violence response, Haz-Mat response, First Aid and CPR.

Police Officer, William (Bill) Pratico Jr.

Bill comes to us from the Rutland area, and is just beginning his career as a Law Enforcement Officer with us here in Pittsford just this spring. Bill is currently in field training and will be on his own very soon.

Police Officer, Tim Cornell

Tim comes to us from right here in Pittsford. He started his career in public safety as a cadet with the Pittsford Fire Department and still a member of the department as a firefighter. Tim has been involved with law enforcement starting as a dispatcher with the VT State Police in 2008 and then becoming a part time officer with Pittsford in March of 2014 and has been working on his own since July 2014. Tim is currently certified in Radar, Domestic Violence, NCIC, Haz-Mat Response, First Aid, CPR/AED, and will be certified in DUI and Underage Drinking Enforcement shortly.


Contact the Pittsford Police Department

If you would like to contact us for services or you are looking for further information about the Pittsford Police Department you may contact us at the Town office: 802-483-6500×14 during normal business hours. For calls after normal business hours please call Vermont State Police dispatch center – 802-773-9101, they will contact us in the event we are not in the office. For any and all emergencies please dial 911. You also can contact us via email, which are as follows:

Chief Warfle –
Officer Erik Wilder – erik.

The Pittsford Police Department, in compliance with federal law, has begun compiling and reporting gender and race data relating to the motor vehicle stops its officers make. Click here to review the report for 2016. Going forward, such reports will be reported quarterly and posted here.

Community Safety Guide
Click here for some tips on what you can do to enhance the safety of your home, your family and community.