Police Officer

Police · Essex Junction, Vermont
Department Police
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $49,899-$89,024

The Essex Police Department is looking for motivated, honest and enthusiastic individuals looking to make a different 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, Salary ranges from $49,899-$89,024.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application.
  • 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, MMPI, panel interview.
  • Upon conditional offer of employment, candidate must successfully complete polygraph examination, background investigation and a physical examination by your health care provider.
  • Must be able to meet fortieth percentile physical fitness graduation standards required by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (see below).
  • Must successfully gain full-time certification through the Vermont Police Academy (VPA). Please visit the website for full details on the requirements for the VPA at https://vcjtc.vermont.gov/.
  • Must successfully complete all department required trainings and certifications.


Experience:

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.


Benefits:

The Essex Police Department offers comprehensive benefits.

  • Life insurance is provided to full-time employees. Accidental Death/Dismemberment.
  • MVP medical insurance for employee and family.
  • Employees on the high deductible health plan are entitled to earn up to $600 in wellness rewards through MVP.
  • Dental insurance coverage for the employee and family.
  • Short Term Disability insurance
  • Long Term Disability insurance
  • Retirement Program - VMERS D (VT Municipal Employee Retirement System).
  • ICMA-RC 457 Plan and Roth IRA plans
  • Health and Fitness programs - Up to $300 per year fitness bonus for employees who participate in Town-sponsored health/fitness programs.
  • Optical "Vision" Care Program - For employees only.
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Direct Deposit (Mandatory)
  • Thirteen paid holidays per year
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave
  • Personal leave
  • Step Plan with increase for years of service
  • Shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift
  • Equipment and clothing allowance
  • All uniforms and equipment (to include firearms and Kevlar vests) provided by the Agency.
  • Paid dry-cleaning for all work clothing


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.

Contact Info:

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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  • Location
    Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Department
    Police
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $49,899-$89,024