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Location:
Bennington Police Department
118 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Contact Numbers:
Phone: (802) 442-1030
Fax: (802) 442-1067


Employment Opportunities with the Bennington Police Department


Position: Police Officer

The Bennington Police Department is currently accepting applications for an aspiring police officer looking for a rewarding career that combines an excellent work environment with a community rich in family-oriented activities.

Bennington offers excellent benefits. All uniforms and police equipment are provided. We have, or participate in, special units such as B.C.I. (Detective Division), bicycle patrol, snowmobile patrol, School Resource Officer, and a Special Response Team. The Department also actively participates in many community-oriented events.

This is a Union position with starting wage, after probationary period is complete, in the area of $50,000 and enters a step system per Union contract. Pay is augmented by occasional overtime and special-duty opportunities. In addition, those holding EMT certification, Associate, Bachelor or Master's degrees in law enforcement work are eligible for an additional yearly stipend of up to $1000. The Town of Bennington offers three personal holidays, vacation time increasing to six weeks depending on years of service, participation in the Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System Plan C, life insurance, twelve paid sick days, eleven paid holidays, short term and long term disability. Employees may also select to participate in a variety of plans which include an excellent BCBS health insurance program, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, and a dental and vision plan as well as several other programs. In addition, for full-time officers participating in the health care plan, the Town offers the opportunity for those retiring at 55 with 20 years of service to continue coverage with the Town contributing 50% of the cost of a single person plan (with certain stipulations) until reaching the age of 65.

Requirements: U.S. citizen, minimum age of 21; must have a valid driver's license; high school diploma (college degree preferred). Applicant must be able to perform all the essential functions involved with police duties. Police testing, including a physical fitness examination, polygraph, oral board, medical exam, fingerprint check and extensive background check will be required of applicants selected for hire. Preference shall be given to VT-certified officers. All shifts, weekends and holiday work is a must when scheduled.




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Contact Information:

  • By mail:
  • Bennington Police Department
    118 South Street
    Bennington, VT 05201

  • By phone:
  • (802) 442-1030 or (802) 442-2396