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 Officers (L-R: Stephane Goulet, Lt. Bill Pratico, Jerry Tift, Sgt. Antje Schermerhorn, Chief Mike Warfle, David Soulia, Jr.)

 

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 in DUI enforcement, Radar and Lidar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPR. Chief Warfle is taser certified.

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

 

 

Detective Lieutenant William (Bill) Pratico Jr.

Det. Lt. Pratico has been with the Pittsford PD since 2012 as a part time officer. He started as a patrol officer and rose to the rank of Detective Lieutenant. He is Chief Warfle’s right hand and in charge when Chief is not available.

Dt. Lt. Pratico is certified as a Firearms Instructor through the Vermont Police Academy and certified as a Patrol Rifle Instructor through the Sig Sauer Academy. He is certified for DUI enforcement, Radar and Lidar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPR. Det. Lt Pratico is taser certified.

 

 

Sergeant Antje Schermerhorn

Sgt. Schermerhorn has been a part time officer with the Pittsford PD since 2016. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2020. Sgt Schermerhorn is the point person for our Town of Chittenden contract and oversees the patrol schedule for the town of Chittenden. She can also be found on truck detail for OMYA and patrolling Pittsford at times.

Sgt. Schermerhorn is certified in DUI enforcement, Radar and Lidar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPR.

 

 

Officer Stephane Goulet

Officer Goulet has been a part time officer with the Pittsford PD since 2014. He can be found patrolling Pittsford and Chittenden as well as on truck detail at OMYA.

Officer Goulet is certified in DUI enforcement, Radar and Lidar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPR. Officer Goulet is taser certified.

 

 

Officer Jerry Tift

Officer Tift has been a part time officer with the Pittsford PD since 2016. He can be found patrolling Pittsford. Officer Tift is a certified taser instructor.

Officer Tift is certified in DUI enforcement, Radar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPR.

 

 

Officer David Soulia Jr.

Officer Soulia Jr. has been a part time officer with the Pittsford PD since 2021. He can be found patrolling Chittenden and Pittsford. Officer Soulia is also the Town’s Animal Control Officer.

Officer Soulia is certified in Radar and Lidar, Domestic Violence, HazMat response, NCIC, First Aid and CPS.

 

 

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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:

Chief Warfle:
Stephane Goulet: stephane.

 

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.

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