Police Officer

Bristol, VT
Bristol Police Department


Performs patrol and related police work in the maintenance of law and order, in the protection of life and property, and in the prevention and suppression of crime and other related work as required. Officers holding this rank of police officer may also be required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of any of the following assignments: Investigator, Field Training Officer, Officer in Charge (in absence of the Chief and / or Sergeant and as directed).


  1. Patrols by marked police car for extended periods; may patrol by bicycle or on foot; investigates unusual conditions; assists motorists in distress; supervises activities at scenes of crashes, aids victims, and directs traffic; enforces traffic regulations by issuing warnings, tickets, or
  2. Respond to calls through dispatch such as disturbances, domestic problems, disabled motor vehicles, animal calls,
  3. Enforces local ordinances, federal and state laws, issues citations and serves
  4. Makes arrests for violations of law; enforces fish and wildlife laws; gathers evidence and prepares reports for court cases; appears in court to present evidence; completes reports and maintains appropriate records of
  5. Conducts criminal, juvenile, and crash investigations as needed; determines whether or not investigation is warranted; interviews and/or interrogates victims, witnesses and suspects; may also assist in major case
  6. Serves subpoenas, arrest warrants, and death notifications; transports prisoners; assist owners in entering residences and vehicles in emergency
  7. Responds to emergencies such as medical emergencies, motor vehicle crashes, fires, ; performs first aid as required; assists in the search for lost or missing people.
  8. May assist other law enforcement agencies in apprehending fugitives or other
  9. Maintains equipment, vehicles and
  10. Participates in department training exercises or classes, in a classroom or field environment, and study department materials to acquire and advance job knowledge

Minimum Qualifications

    1. United States Citizen;
    2. 18 years of age;
    3. High School or GED, Associate’s Degree preferred from an accredited school;
    4. No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions;
    5. No habitual or serious traffic offenses which may adversely affect a law enforcement career;
    6. High moral and ethical standards and character as evidenced by a thorough investigation and evaluation;Must pass a physical examination by an approved physician, polygraph, written and
    7. psychological testing through the Vermont Police Academy, and pass a physical fitness test, after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment;
    8. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.