City of Montpelier - Police Officer - Patrol

Job Overview

Department City of Montpelier Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer - Patrol
Deadline Aug 16, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Montpelier, VT
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The Montpelier Police Department is seeking applications for the position of patrol officer. The Montpelier Police Department is a premiere Vermont law enforcement agency that provides professional policing services to the residents, workers, and visitors of the state's capital city.  As an organization, the Montpelier Police Department has invested heavily in Police Officer training and development, officer wellness, and community policing. The Montpelier Police Department has fully embraced the policing culture, values, and skills outlines in the Task Force Report on 21st Century Policing. 

Current patrol starting salary is $34.88/hour ($72,550/year not including overtime, shift differential compensation, PT bonus, education bonuses, training certification bonuses and holiday pay).


$35.00 for Entry Level/Non-Sworn applicants;  the application fee is waived for Certified/Sworn applicants.


The Patrol Officer is responsible for the efficient performance of required duties in conformance with the laws and the Department’s rules, regulations and policies.

Duties shall consist of, but are not necessarily limited to, a number of general police responsibilities necessarily necessary to the stability and safety of the community.

The City of Montpelier embraces diversity and is committed to achieving diversity and inclusion within its workforce. Qualified applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Working knowledge of modern police science techniques, methods and procedures and the ability to carry out same; knowledge of Federal, State and City laws and ordinances, and Supreme Court decisions relative to police officer enforcement abilities and restraints; ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action to be taken; ability to utilize self-defense techniques and firearms; ability to operate motor vehicles under emergency situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, other city agencies, fellow employees, and the central public; ability to operate department equipment.


High School diploma or equivalent. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Sufficient physical ability to meet the department requirements. Must attend law enforcement training school before being hired on a permanent status. Completion of college courses, military duty or relevant work experience are desirable but not required.

Out-of-State Candidates must possess certification from the Vermont Police Academy or obtain certification within one year of hire. Must possess a valid Vermont motor vehicle operator’s license or obtain one within one month of hire. Must be a citizen of the United States. The successful candidate will undergo a complete background investigation as well as polygraph, psychological and drug testing as required by the Vermont Police Academy.


Police Officers shall receive other job related training based upon such factors as their specific assignment, seniority, and particular abilities.

The City of Montpelier is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Female and Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants can apply today 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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