Patrol Sergeant Position

Exceptional Police Leader sought to provide the highest level of public safety, service and support to members of the Swanton Police Department and the Swanton community.

Minimum Qualifications:  Vermont level 3 Officer. Certification by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council within probationary period required. Physical examination, written examination, psychological evaluation, and background investigation required pursuant to Rule 32 of Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Specific physical requirements apply based on job functions. Valid Vermont driver’s license or ability to obtain and driver’s check required.

Job Description:  Supervise staff and provide administrative and functional oversight of shift operations, coordinate and/or perform implementation of services, routine patrols, emergency response, service operations, dispatch activities, and security for special events. Serve as liaison with internal and external community as related to crime prevention, safety, training, orientation, and evaluation of employees. Provide leadership in problem resolution; investigating criminal activity and monitoring progress; connecting and aligning Swanton Police and its mission with the larger community. Interpret department and Swanton Police policy; develop and implement training programs and provide individual and group instruction on law enforcement issues, personal safety, and crime prevention. Develop, build and maintain collaborative, problem-solving strategies and initiatives to create a climate of mutual respect and maintain a safe, secure environment. Promote positive relationships with the community. Actively engage in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. Reports to the Chief.

Competitive salary, outstanding medical and dental insurance benefits, progressive retirement with VMERS, optional vision insurance and 457 Plan.

The deadline for applications or resumes is March 31, 2017.

To apply, Send resume and letter of intent to Chief Leonard Stell at PO Box 279, Swanton, VT 05488 or email to


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