Chief Bret Sullivan has been with the Bennington Police Department since November 2013. Previously he worked as a Peterborough Police Officer for over 13 years. He held the rank of Corporal and worked as a detective while in Peterborough. He is married and has two children.

Personal Message: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them" (Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama)


Officer Phil Marcellino has been with the Department most recently since January 2011. Prior to that he had worked for Bennington Police for eleven years. He is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. He has three children.

Personal Message: "Remember - family is first. Courtesy and respect goes a long way. I will be the first to show it and I hope to get it in return. Remember our troops."

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Officer Lester Milton

Personal Message:  Very simple but very strong words – "Treat others as you would want them to treat you.  Always be professional, courteous and fair."


Officer Frank Morrill has been with the Bennington Police Department since May 2014. He has been in law enforcement for more than 23 years. He is married and has also served six years in the United State Coast Guard.

Personal Message: "A Police Department's relationship with the community depends on successful interaction between each in a way that encourages innovative ideas and solution oriented problem solving together to make a difference."


Dottie Zabriskie has been our Crossing Guard since October 2000. She is a lifelong resident of Bennington. She is married and has five children.

Personal Message: "Protect, care for, and teach our children for they are our future."


Prosecutor Mike Beausoleil has been the Prosecutor since 2007. He is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. He is married with one child.

Personal Message: "Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong." (Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919)