SBPD - Join the team


***We are actively hiring for open positions!***

Applications Below!

The Police Department accepts applications year round.  Applications received are screened to ensure a person meets our entry standards and those meeting the standards are put into an active file for a period of one (1) year.

 Do you consider yourself to be motivated, innovative, organized, and a problem solver? Are you one who is willing to collaborate with and go the extra mile for the team? If you are,

The South Burlington Police Department is currently seeking team players who are committed to making a difference within our community. We consider our community our #1 responsibility. We continuously recruit for the position of POLICE OFFICER whether a vacancy exists or not.  In order to be considered, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 20 years of age at time of application and High School Diploma; 
  • Associates Degree or higher strongly encouraged; or 
  • Have a minimum of 2 years previous full-time experience with another agency; or 
  • Have honorably discharged after a minimum of a 2 year active duty military tour

Our history has included numerous leading roles within the policing community to include:

  • One of the first to implement VALCOUR, a Records Management System designed by/for our Department
  • First in the State to offer the D.A.R.E. curriculum in our schools
  • First in the State to be Accredited with the Commission on Accreditation
  • One of the first agencies to offer mobile connectivity with a State-wide records management system

We offer competitive benefits to include:

  • Age 50 Retirement (6½% employee contribution)
  • Competitive starting salary with local agencies
  • 80 hours vacation initially
  • Compensatory time accumulation up to 200 hours
  • 16.5 sick days/year; short term disability
  • Health/Dental insurance (small employee contributions)
  • Educational reimbursement opportunities (50%)
  • Numerous specialized assignment opportunities


To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter along with your application to:
           Lieutenant Gregg Jager
           19 Gregory Drive, Suite 2
           South Burlington, VT 05403

Electronic submissions may be made to

For an application, visit the links below, call (802) 846-4111, or email our recruiting team at

  • Agency/Position Information (POLICE OFFICER)
  • Police Application (Fillable PDF)

The City of South Burlington is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer