Pre-Certified Police Officer

Winooski, VT
Winooski Police Department

Salary: $60,777.60 – $96,636.80.

Position Summary:

Under supervision, the Pre-Certified Police Officer performs a wide variety of public safety and community care taking duties including; preserving the peace, protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, deterring and preventing crime, investigating criminal activity and providing public safety education. Duties will include focusing on identified crime problems, community needs to reduce crime, improve quality of life in that area, and to foster relationships with residents through Community Policing.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to and actively promotes the goals, values, and objectives of the department with the public and coworkers; promotes a positive, constructive work atmosphere; maintains harmonious working relations with co-workers; supports organizational change.
  • Monitors environment and crime conditions of an assigned geographic area using random patrol methods.
  • Provides other assistance to the public consistent to the goals and objectives of the department. Maintains personal discipline and complies with all applicable laws, policies, procedures, and sound police practices; promotes discipline among coworkers.
  • Maintains current knowledge circumstances, trends, practices, laws, and legal decisions affecting the law enforcement profession and his or her area of responsibility; familiarizes self with current information relating to department operations and administration
  • Seeks to apprehend suspected law violators using physical arrest procedures or citation procedures. Actively pursues suspected law violators using search and containment methods. Processes using arrest and booking procedures both male and female suspected law violators, adults, and juveniles, who have been arrested.
  • Enforces state and municipal traffic laws using physical arrest procedures and citation procedures.
  • Gathers information at traffic crash scenes to conduct preliminary investigations. Uses hand signals to direct traffic as necessary around accidents, objects in road, or at intersections when traffic signals are not working.
  • Protects citizens from life threatening situations using movement or protective cover.


  • Per state employment law, candidates must be at least 18 Years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a Vermont Full-Time Certified Police Officer.
  • Ability to maintain and regularly pass physical testing requirements.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Valid Driver’s license.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a variety of situations.
  • An Associate’s degree or higher level of education.
  • Two years or more of Military service with an honorable discharge.
  • Two years or more of previous law enforcement experience.