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.

Town Wide Police District Committee

Bristol Police Department 2017 Survey



Bristol Police Department
Full and Part-Time Police Officers
Bristol, Vermont

    The Bristol Police Department is currently accepting applications for full and part-time police officers.
     We are a community-oriented agency serving the residents of the former Village of Bristol (approximately one square mile) centered around the historic downtown district containing local businesses, eateries and a village green. The Police Department provides a strong community connection by working together with Bristol schools, local committees and groups to offer a presence at longstanding annual events. The department’s regular presence at school and local events also creates a safe, friendly, and special relationship to all its residents and visitors.
     Minimum requirements: candidates must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, 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 the links below, by email Bruce.Nason@vermont.gov, or at the Bristol Police Department. The Town of Bristol offers a competitive wage and benefits package.
     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, or familial status.