Vernon - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Vernon Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
SalaryYear 1 $68,036 to 70,781 year 3 98,387 to 102,207
Deadline Jul 1, 2025 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Vernon, CT

Job Announcement


You must be POSTC certified to apply as a Certified Officer otherwise you can apply through the entry level process at  Out of state applicants currently certified and working as a sworn police officer should contact Sgt. Todd Thiel for application process.


BENEFITS INCLUDE: Paid Vacations, 13 Paid Holidays, Cigna HSA Health Insurance, Anthem Dental insurance, Vision Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Sick Leave, Clothing Allowance and Equipment Provided, Pension 62.5% at 25 years on base pay and vest after 10 years, and ability to earn Comp Time and earned days.


Patrol Officer salary as of November 2023

Year 1- $68.036 to $70,781

Year 3 - $98,387 to $102,207


Employees hired after 7-1-00 may purchase, during the first two years of employment, for retirement plan purposes only, up to three (3) years of service as a sworn police officer in another municipality, provided the employee actually performed law enforcement work, and provided the employee is not entitled to a pension from the municipality. 


Certified Officers may be eligible for a $500 per year (up to $2500.00) signing bonus based on years of experience as a certified officer.

The Town of Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Vernon considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, and any other legally protected status. It is the Town of Vernon's policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination in employment. No question in this application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law.

For questions or details contact Sergeant Todd Thiel at 860-872-9126 ext 3760 or at


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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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