Think You Have What It Takes?
Do These Statements Apply To You?
If these statements apply to you, then you could be a Vernon Police Department officer.
To see our general requirments , selection and application process, and answers to frequently asked questions, see the below tabbed browser.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Selection Process
- How To Apply
The Vernon Police Department has high standards and expectations for its employees. We consider attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions to be essential attributes of a good police officer. In order to be successful with our department, you will need to put forth your best effort each day to meet our standards.
You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements by the date that your application is submitted:
- 21 years of age.
- Citizen of the United States.
- Graduation from high school, technical school, or an equivalent as certified by the State Department of Education
These eligibility requirements MUST BE COMPLETED by the date that your application is submitted and MUST BE LISTED on the application under education or employment. Documentation of eligibility requirements will be required at a later date.
The Vernon Police Department has high standards and expectations for its employees. We consider attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions to be essential attributes of a good police officer.
In order to be successful with our department, you will need to put forth your best effort to meet our standards.
Our selection process beings with the successful completion of the fitness (CHIP) test.
Successful applicants then move onto the testing process which consists of:
- A written test
- An Oral Interview
As the needs of the Vernon Police Department dictate, admission to the oral interview may be limited.
After successful completion of the testing process, applicants will undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological examination.
Applicants that pass those areas move on to the Chief's interview, which is the final step of the process.
Applicants who possess current Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council certification and who score 80% or above on the written test and "good" or above on the writing sample will receive hiring preference in order by written test score.
Applicants who possess current police officer certification from a state other than Connecticut and who are eligible for a certificate of comparative compliance from the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and who score 80% or above on the written test and "good" or above on the writing sample will receive hiring preference below that granted to applicants with current Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (CT POST) police officer certification, as listed above, in order by written test score.
Proof of such certification must be submitted with the application and is subject to verification.
In order to be eligible for a certificate of comparative compliance from CT POST you must have completed two years of recognized law enforcement service by the date of the written test and must not have been out of recognized law enforcement for more than two years.
The Vernon Police Department is currently accepting applications.
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For further information or questions, contact SGT Barry Foster at 860-872-9126 ext 276.
The Vernon Police Department also uses the website PoliceApp.com to announce it's police officer vacanices. Check there as well as our website for upcoming position announcements.
How many people will be hired?
The number of individuals hired will depend upon several factors, such as the budget, the number of retirements, and the overall need of the department. Since these factors vary annually, it is difficult to identify the number that will be hired in any given year.
When will the next academyclass start?
That is determined by the number of candidates we have and the schedule of the Police Academy in Meriden, CT .
What are my chances of becoming a Vernon Police Officer?
Many individuals express interest in law enforcement. However, the number of individuals who are truly committed and qualified to become a Vernon Police Officer drops dramatically. There are a great number of individuals who do not commit themselves to what is required for this process. We realize it is a process requiring a great time commitment; however it is an extremely important position with great responsibility that must include a rigorous selection process. When you consider this position, you should also consider the many rewards that come with this position. We encourage you to commit yourself to this process - you will NOT regret it!
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