Employment

APPLYING FOR EMPLOYMENT
Visit the Town’s Human Resources / Employment Opportunities page for job postings. Basic requirements for Police Officer or Telecommunicator positions are listed below.


EMPLOYMENT PROCESS
1. Application Process
  • Application
  • Written Testing
  • Oral Review Board
  • Background Investigation
2. Conditional Offer pending the following:
  • Polygraph
  • Firearm Qualification
  • Psychological Examination


BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS
  • U.S. Citizen
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Must be at least 21 Years of Age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must successfully pass an oral interview and background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a polygraph examination
  • Must successfully pass a physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation


BENEFITS AND SALARY
  • Starting Annual Salary $40,443 while in BLET (increases to $42,465 upon sworn status)
  • Salary Range $42,465 - $66,413 (starting salary varies based on the applicant’s prior experience, education and training)
  • Longevity pay each December $250 - $2000 based on years of service if all requirements are met
  • Take home car (must live within 20 miles of contiguous town limits)
  • Up to $4,000 per year for tuition reimbursement
  • $240 annual gym/fitness center reimbursement (must go at least 4 times per month)
  • 88-96 paid holiday hours per year
  • 80-160 hours paid vacation annually, based on years of service
  • 96 hours sick leave per year, accumulated indefinitely
  • Medical/dental/vision coverage offered
  • Law Enforcement Local Government Retirement System
  • Qualifying sworn officers receive an additional separation allowance at retirement
  • 401k plan, contributions made by town (5% annually)
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished by the police department
  • Patrol officers work non-rotating 12-hour day or night shifts with every other weekend off (3-day weekend)
  • Worker’s Compensation insurance
  • Paid life insurance equal to an annual salary
  • Fitness center within the police department