Trooper (currently Certified & Full-Time Law Enforcement Officers only)
State of Vermont | VT,
The Vermont State Police is the largest police agency in the State of Vermont and provides full police services to the citizens and visitors of this State.
The Vermont State Police offers a competitive salary, pension plan and benefits package . Our careers offer job diversity, opportunity for advancement and gratification from helping others. Recruit classes begin in January and July and we expect to fill upcoming classes for at least the next several years.
For more information or to connect directly with a recruiter, email DPS.VSPRecruiting@vermont.gov or call 802-483-2606. Details and videos about our jobs are also available on the Vermont State Police website . On Twitter, follow us @join802VSP .
Who May Apply
This Trooper position (Job Requisition #126) is open to all State employees and external applicants.
To apply for this position, you must complete the State of Vermont Online Application.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY PRE-CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH 3 OR MORE YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED EXPERIENCE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING.
ALL OTHER CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY TO JOB REQUISITION #125 - PROBATIONARY TROOPER.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Copies of the following documents must be submitted separately by email to Theresa.Murdock@vermont.gov OR to the mailing address below. Your application will not be considered complete without these documents.
- Birth certificate, Social Security card, or other documentation of authorization to work in the United States
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Driver's license, if applicable
- Military separation papers, if applicable
Recruiting & Training
Vermont State Police
Office of Professional Development/Training Division
317 Academy Road - West Cottage
Pittsford, VT 05763
Following receipt of your completed State of Vermont online application, you will be notified in writing of the testing date, time and location. The complete testing process normally requires five (5) trips to Vermont testing sites.
For details on the Applicant Testing process, including upcoming test dates and application deadlines, visit the Vermont State Police website .
Specialized law enforcement work involving a variety of State Police roles, determined in accordance with areas to be covered, specific skill requirements, depth of functional involvement, special unit needs, department staffing levels, and law enforcement priorities.
Incumbents are expected to exercise a high level of initiative, judgment and discretion within the broad limits of regulations, policies, and procedures. Temporary assumption of patrol commander, special investigator, training instructor, or special unit roles may be required. Periodic supervision over lower level Troopers may occur. Duties are performed under direction of a higher level officer. Movement into the class requires a current performance evaluation of satisfactory or better, except in demotion situations.
Duties are largely performed in the field, usually in a motor vehicle during an assigned shift of duty under all types of climatic conditions. Duties may require evening, night, weekend and other irregular duty hours and significant overtime work. Exposure to danger may occur in a variety of ways during pursuit of assignments. Attendance at meetings, court hearings, and seminars may be required. Incumbents are required to wear a uniform (certain plain clothes assignments expected) and carry firearms during duty shifts. Care and maintenance of an assigned vehicle may be required. Emergency needs and Department priorities may result in interruption and/or cancellation of scheduled days off.
High School diploma or equivalent AND satisfactory completion of the one year probationary period as a Trooper Probationary.
High School diploma or equivalent AND BOTH successful completion of a full time law enforcement training academy approved by a Peace Officer Standards and Training/Criminal Justice Training council or similar entity and attainment of full-time certification as a law enforcement officer AND three (3) or more years of uninterrupted law enforcement experience and current, full-time employment with a law enforcement agency.
NOTE: Active military service would not constitute an interruption in determining whether a candidate meets the criteria of uninterrupted law enforcement experience.
NOTE: Must successfully complete three (3) week Vermont State Police Pre-Basic Academy, required courses in the Vermont State Police Post-Basic Academy, Field Training Program and satisfactory completion of the one year probationary period.
Physical and Mental Requirements: Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions.
NOTE: A valid Vermont motor vehicle license is required.
Basic requirements for admission to the Vermont State Police include:
Age - Minimum 20 years old to apply and begin the testing selection process. You must wait until your 20th birthday to apply. We have mandatory retirement at age 55.
Vision - Applicants must have satisfactory depth perception, no marked muscle imbalance, and have a satisfactory visual field. The applicant must have uncorrected vision not worse than 20/200 (Snellen) and corrected 20/20 in one eye and not worse than 20/40 in the other eye. Contact lens wearers must have 20/20 corrected vision and have worn contact lenses successfully for a minimum of one year. If an applicant has had laser eye corrective surgery and meets the above criteria, a six month waiting period is required before beginning the Academy. All candidates must pass a color vision test.
Hearing - Normal
Health - Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform with reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions for this position.
Selective Service System - Applicants must be in compliance with all applicable Selective Service requirements.
Military - Not required. However if military service has been performed, an honorable discharge or separation must have been obtained.
Residency - Applicants must bear the expense of travel to Vermont for multiple stages in the hiring process. Vermont residency is required upon graduation from the academy. Must provide birth certificate, Social Security card, or other documentation of authorization to work in the United States.
Driver's License - Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid motor vehicle license at the time of application. Your right to operate must not have been suspended or revoked within twelve months of application. You must obtain a Vermont operator's license upon graduation from the Academy.
Physical Requirements - Must pass physical fitness testing to proceed with the hiring process. Minimum fitness standards are published on the Vermont State Police website.
Tattoos, Body Piercing, Branding and Body Art - No member of the department shall have any tattoos, body piercings, branding or body art that is visible while on duty wearing the Class "C" short-sleeved summer uniform.
Criminal History - You must not have been convicted of any felonies. The right to carry a firearm shall not be revoked for any reason.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.