Shaftsbury Grand Juror
TBD (1 year term exp. in)
The grand juror is responsible for inquiring into and providing information to the proper authorities of criminal offenses that may occur in the town in which he or she has been elected. This office is mostly obsolete; the state’s attorneys provide most of the criminal investigation, enforcement and prosecution services in the local communities.
Historically, the town grand juror had the authority to enforce criminal misdemeanor laws, including ordinance violations in the town in which he or she was elected. Under modern laws of arrest, the grand juror is not a law enforcement officer, and is thus unable to arrest or cite an individual for the violation of a law.