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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 so, we want you!

The South Burlington Police Department seeks team players who are committed to making a difference in 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:

  • 18 years of age at time of application and High School Diploma; 
  • Associates Degree or higher strongly encouraged.

We offer competitive benefits to include:

  • Age 55 retirement (VMERS Group C)
  • 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


The South Burlington Police Department is looking for a dynamic professional to join our Public Safety Dispatching team. Public safety dispatchers field emergency calls for both the police and fire departments and are responsible for collecting lifesaving information, dispatching first responders, and tracking the on-scene requests from both departments.

This work can be fast paced and involve high stakes which the organization trains and resources the successful candidate to handle. Public safety dispatchers work a variety of shifts in order to cover the 24/7 demands of public safety. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to multi-task and work in a high-pressure environment while maintaining great customer service. Public safety dispatchers are employees of the South Burlington Police Department and are offered a comprehensive benefit package which includes competitive salary, shift differential, holiday pay, health insurance, and many other outstanding benefits. The South Burlington Police Department is a cohesive team looking for the right individual to join our ranks.  


Providing high visibility day and evening bike patrols in the parks and paths of South Burlington, these positions provide a crucial link to city services during the busy summer months. 

The ideal candidates are community oriented, with a desire to help residents and visitors in a direct-service capacity by providing first aid, connecting park users with emergency or other services while being the eyes and ears of the City of South Burlington.  You bring the ability to ride and we'll provide the rest.

Apply for any of the above positions, or see a list of all City employment opportunities here.

The City of South Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or crime victim status.