Brattleboro Police Department
Information and Police Officer Hiring Process
When your application has been received, we will contact you with information regarding the Basic Entrance Exams. These three tests (written, fitness and psychological profile) are given once each month at the Vermont Police Academy, and are given all in one day. There is a minimum score of 70% on the written exam, and there is a fee of $30 charged by the Academy. There is no charge for the fitness exam, and the Brattleboro Police Department pays the cost of the psychological profile.
The following is a very brief schedule of the hiring process.
Phase 1 – Participation in the Oral Boards
Phase 2 – Background Investigation
Phase 3 – Polygraph Exam
Phase 4 – Medical Exam
Phase 5 – Final Physical Fitness Test
These phases will be described in detail as you move through the process.
Town of Brattleboro Benefits
Health Insurance (some employee contribution may be required)
Dental and Vision Insurance (employee contribution required)
Vermont Municipal Employee Retirement System
Health Insurance after retirement (with employee contribution)
Compensatory and flex time
12 vacation days per year, increasing with tenure
12 sick days per year
Shift differential (second shift $ .65, third shift $ .95)
Educational bonuses (Associates 2%, Bachelors 4%, Masters 5%)
Yearly footwear allowance
Membership in the Police Benevolent Association (required)
Police Officer’s salaries are negotiated by collective bargaining.
The Town of Brattleboro pays its police officers an Academy Wage, followed by a Training Wage. Hire dates are approximately 2-weeks prior to the start of a Vermont Police Academy full time officer course of instruction.
As of fiscal year 2021, base pay for a Police Officer 1, after training, is $45,156.80.
Maximum pay for a patrol officer as of fiscal year 2021 is $62,545.60
It is the policy of the Town of Brattleboro to guarantee equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and to all employees. The Town will not discriminate with respect to initial appointment, advancement, and general working conditions against any person regardless of their age, race, biological sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religious or political affiliation, or disabilities. The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.