The Essex Police Department is looking for motivated, honest and enthusiastic individuals looking to make a difference in the Essex Community. The Essex Police Department strives to hire individuals willing to step up to the challenge of a career in Law Enforcement. If you embody the traits of professionalism, strive for excellence and are willing to go above and beyond, then we want to speak with you. The Essex Police Department serves an approximate population of 22,000 full time residents. As a department we provide Administrative, Patrol, Investigative, Crime Prevention, Dispatching and Emergency Management services to a mix of commercial, industrial and residential customers. Employment with the Essex Police Department will expose you to all these elements.
Uniform Division, Rotating Shifts.
The base salary ranges, not including extra duty and Overtime pay, range from $55,890 - $99,715.
Out of State Applicants- The Essex Police Department encourages out of state applicants to apply to our department. If you are currently full time certified in another state, you are still required to complete all stages of the hiring process. If your current certification is comparable to the Vermont Police Academy, the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council may waive the requirement for you to complete the Vermont Police Academy.
Hiring Process- An Essex Police Department application and formal letter of intent will begin the hiring process. Once these documents are submitted either in person, online, by mail or by email, you are officially considered an "applicant." If you are selected to continue through the hiring process, you will participate in a panel interview. Successful completion of a panel interview may result in a Conditional Officer of Employment Letter. If you accept the Conditional Offer of Employment, you should then expect to successfully complete the following requirements in no particular order: written aptitude test, physical fitness test, MMPI (psychological inventory), background investigation, polygraph and any other required tests depending on the position being applied for. Notice: if you do not successfully pass any portion of the hiring process, the Essex Police Department reserves the right to terminate the hiring process. Upon successful completion of all required testing, you will then enter the next available Full Time Vermont Police Academy session if you are not currently full time certified. After successful completion of the academy, you will then enter your Field Training Period with a Field Training Officer (FTO) from the Essex Police Department. The FTO period depends on the particular applicant, yet will be no less than 10 weeks for newly certified employees.
The Essex Police Department offers comprehensive benefits.
Vermont Police Academy- The Vermont Police Academy is a 16-week residential program designed to prepare you for a career in Law Enforcement. The curriculum stated by the State of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council includes, "Criminal Law, Defensive Tactics, Conflict Management/Crisis Intervention Training, Community Policing, Investigative Procedures, Motor Vehicle Law, Patrol Procedures and much more." This Monday through Friday class includes athletics, physical training, academics and more. Successful completion of the Vermont Police Academy will certify you as a Law Enforcement officer by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. More information can be found at https://vcjtc.vermont.gov.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information listed in this document, please call us at 802-878-8331 and ask to speak with the hiring personnel.
Please note: The Essex Police Department will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The Essex Police Department is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities and employment opportunities.
Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. The Essex Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Completed applications may be submitted online or submitted to:
Essex Police Department
Attn: Office of the Chief of Police
145 Maple Street
Essex Jct., VT 05452
NOTE: A FALSE OR DISHONEST ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION IN THIS APPLICATION MAY BE GROUNDS FOR RATING YOU INELIGIBLE OR FOR DISMISSING YOU AFTER APPLICATION EMPLOYMENT APPOINTMENT. ALL STATEMENTS MADE IN THIS APPLICATION ARE SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A CHECK OF YOUR FINGERPRINTS, POLICE RECORDS AND FORMER EMPLOYERS. By submitting this application you certify that all of the statements made in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.
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