Police Officer – Burlington, Vermont

$49,691.20 – $61,089.60 Annually


Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
Must be 20 years of age to apply and must by at least 21 years of age by the time of hire.
Must have no less than 20/20 corrected vision in each eye.
Must be drug free for a minimum of three years.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree or higher, Honorable Military Service or equivalent Law Enforcement work history preferred.
Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, nor any habitual or serious traffic offenses, Domestic violence or assault Convictions. Other violations, which may adversely affect a law enforcement career, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Vermont State driver’s license.
Must obtain and maintain Basic First Aid Certification.
Must successfully complete written aptitude, physical fitness, and psychological exam.
Upon conditional offer of employment candidate must successfully complete a Personal History Information packet, a polygraph examination, a panel interview, a background investigation, command review and medical/drug screening test.
Must be able to meet fiftieth percentile physical fitness graduation standards required by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council.
Must successfully gain full-time certification through the Vermont Police Academy (VPA).
Must successfully complete all department required trainings and certifications.
All successful officers will be self-motivated and display honesty, integrity, common sense, emotional stability and a tolerance to stress while maintaining a positive attitude consistent with the Law Enforcement code of Ethics and the Mission, Vision and Values of the Burlington Police Department.
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.


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