Brandon - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Brandon Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$25.00 hourly
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Brandon, VT

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Brandon Police Department, VT Police JobsBRANDON POLICE DEPARTMENT



The Brandon Police Department is currently recruiting and accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. We are looking to increase our ranks by two additional officers at this time. The ideal candidate shall be Level III certified in the State of Vermont (lateral transfer), or for out-of-state candidates, have a comparable certification in their respective state to obtain an academy waiver in Vermont. We will also consider non-certified applicants if the right applicant comes along. Qualified candidates with an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s Degree in criminal justice or related field from an accredited college/university will be given preference.  Candidates who also hold certification as instructors or who have specialized training (FTO, Firearms Instructor, Death Investigator, UOF Instructor, etc.…) will also be given preference in the selection process.

The Brandon Police Department has many  opportunities for specialty assignments such as motorcycle/motor patrol officer, drone pilot, traffic/H.E.A.T. enforcement, Use of Force Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, Death Investigator, and K-9 handler as well as numerous opportunities for additional training in various law enforcement disciplines. We also have promotional opportunities within the agency to the rank of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant for those who strive for and wish to one day rise to a leadership position within our agency. We are an agency that values training and providing opportunities for our officers to better themselves and to follow their individual interests in policing.

All uniforms and equipment are supplied to our officers and a take-home cruiser is assigned to officers that live within a 20-minute commute distance to the town line of Brandon.

Requirements for this position are possession of a valid motor vehicle license and certification as a full-time officer by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council and/or or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire. When fully staffed, the Brandon Police Department has 7 full-time officers, 3 level II part-time officers, and an administrative assistant.

The Town of Brandon offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision plans in addition to retirement through VMERS C. This position is a union position with a starting salary of $48,000 ($25 per-hour starting salary) with additional hourly pay for night differential and on-call pay.

The Brandon Police Department Administration, Town Management, Town Selectboard, and residents are very supportive of its officers as well as the community we serve. We are looking for forward thinking, proactive applicants that want to make a difference and who will bring new ideas to our agency. We as an agency are looking to grow, not reduce our presence in our community. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a proactive and professional law enforcement agency, please give us a call.

Applicants may send a cover letter and resume addressed to:


Brandon Police Department

301 Forest Dale Rd.

Brandon, VT. 05733


Attn: Chief David Kachajian

Be at least 20 years of age, be certified or certifiable as a police officer by the VT Criminal Justice Training Council (VCJTC), possess a valid drivers license, and must be able to perform all essential functions of the job. Preference will be given to those applicants who are currently certified through the VCJTC. However, those without certification are also encouraged to apply.


Entrance testing as required by the VCJTC (written, physical fitness and MMPI), medical/physical exam, oral board, polygraph exam (waived if you are Vermont Level III certified), extensive background investigation and criminal/motor vehicle records check.


Those wishing to apply must click on the "Apply Now" button above to fill out their online application.
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