Police Department

Mission Statement

To be the finest small police department in the State of Vermont. We are committed to working together within the department and in problem solving partnerships with community stakeholders to improve the quality of life for the people served by the Bristol Police Department.



Bristol Police Department
Police Officer

The Bristol Police Department is accepting applications for full and part-time police officers.

We are a community-oriented agency serving the citizens in the Police District and broader community.   The Town of Bristol offers a competitive wage and benefits package and is a member of the New England Police Benevolent Association.

Minimum requirements: candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass an extensive background check and polygraph check.  A job description and application are available at www.bristolvt.org, by email Bruce.Nason@vermont.gov, or at the Bristol Police Department.

Preference will be given to currently Vermont-certified police officers with a level IIE or III certification or equivalent.

Submit applications to:

Bruce Nason, Chief of Police
Bristol Police Department
72 Munsill Ave
Bristol, VT 05443
Email: Bruce.Nason@vermont.gov  

Applications will be accepted on a continual basis.   Position(s) will remain open until the selection of successful candidate(s).

The Town of Bristol is an equal opportunity provider and employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, gender identity, or familial status.

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