Hardwick Police Department


Mission Statement

We, the memebers of the Hardwick Police Department, are committed to excellence in the delivery of total quality police service and responsive to the needs of our community. Our objective is a police and community partnership, which seeks to improve the quality of life, solve community problems, and promote an environment which is safe and secure.

Our Vision

The Hardwick Police Department will maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity. We are committed to the philosophy of community policing. Our pledge is to partner with the business, school, and residential communities with the goal of reducing crime and improving quality of life. It is our continued commitment and honour to provide professional service.

 


PRESS RELEASE
May 22, 2017

On May 21, 2017 , Hardwick Police were contacted by a Lamoille County Sheriff’s Deputy and advised of a vehicle involved in property damage at a Wolcott residence, in the County of Lamoille, and the vehicle had fled the scene and possibly headed for Hardwick.
At approximately 2233 hours an LCSD Deputy advised the vehicle had been located on Kate Brook Road in Hardwick and a pursuit had been initiated by the LCSD Deputy. Hardwick Police responded to the area of Kate Brook Road to assist with the pursuit. Within minutes of arriving at that location, the vehicle was spotted heading towards the Hardwick Police cruiser and was able to maneuver around the police cruiser and continue. The pursuit continued over multiple public highways in Lamoille County and then extended in to the Town of Hardwick, Caledonia County. At this time, Morristown Police and Vermont State Police had also joined to assist with the pursuit.
The pursuit continued on multiple streets within Hardwick Village. During the pursuit in Hardwick Village the suspect vehicle struck an LCSD Police cruiser head on causing injury to the Sheriff’s Deputy and rendering the Police cruiser inoperable. Multiple attempts were made to deploy the spike strips. The final attempt to deploy the spike strips were successful, however the suspect vehicle continued throughout Hardwick Village until coming to a final stop on Vermont Avenue where the suspect was taken in to custody. A Hardwick Police Cruiser also sustained damage during the pursuit. The pursuit lasted for a total of more than 20 miles and at times reached speeds of 70 mph.

Anissa Geno D/O/B 05/30/1972 was taken in to Police Custody at approximately 2311 hours and was identified as the operator of the suspect vehicle. Geno was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Grossly Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. Geno will be arraigned today in Caledonia District Court.
Deputy Nathan Wolfe of the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, was identified as the Deputy who sustained injuries, He was transported to Copley Hospital for evaluation and received non-life threatening injuries.
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