Hiring Process

Working for the Burlington Police Deparment

This profession requires commitment and excellence in every way. We are seeking talented individuals who can thrive in a service-oriented career. In return, we give them the support, training and compensation needed to be successful.

We encourage our officers to use their experience and good judgment to find creative solutions to the situations they encounter on the job daily.

We are a family-friendly organization which supports our officers’ needs at work and at home.


Submission of a letter of intent, your resume and the City of Burlington Application (visit link below) is the first step in the hiring process.

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All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone upon receipt of the above listed documents. We will notify you and schedule you for a mutually agreeable testing date at the Vermont Police Academy.

1) Physical Test At this time, the physical fitness test consists of a timed 2000 meter row. The Burlington Police Department tests at the 50th percentile.

2) Psychological Profile (MMPI-2) The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI) is a Psychological examination that measures a person’s suitability for law enforcement employment. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will be collected at the time the exam is administered. The physical fitness test and MMPI-2 are administered on the same day.

The PHQ is a comprehensive questionnaire, which outlines a candidates personal information, previous work experience, education and their financial background. This document will be provided to applicant after PT test is passed and the MMPI is completed. The PHQ must be returned to the department with all required supporting documentation. Detail is essential here. Omissions, no matter how small, could disqualify the applicant.

Upcoming Entrance Testing Dates

February 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

April 11, 2023

May 9, 2023

June 20, 2023

July 11, 2023

August 15, 2023

September 26, 2023

October 17, 2023

November 7, 2023