How can I prepare myself for future employment as a Vermont State Trooper?
You should focus on these areas:
Conduct - Avoid criminal or unethical behavior, drive responsibly, avoid illegal drugs, do not consume alcohol unlawfully or irresponsibly. Remember that using someone else’s prescription drug, even one pill for pain from a sprained ankle, is illegal. Participation in illegal and immoral acts and excessive motor vehicle collisions and/or violations can disqualify a candidate from the application process. Associating with people who participate in illegal acts can also disqualify a candidate.
Education – Pursue higher education; attain certifications in specialty areas such as CPR, first aid, second language, or other relevant skills.
Experience – Be a reliable and responsible employee, engage in volunteer service, and show your commitment by being involved in the community. Consider gaining military and/or law enforcement experience.
Finances - Demonstrate financial independence, responsibility and security. Avoid late payments, overdrafts and excessive debt compared to earnings, and maintain a good credit rating.
Physical Fitness – Stay fit; join a gym or athletic team. Keeping physically active will assist you in the recruitment testing process and also ensure you successfully earn certification. You should plan on being able to run 5 miles by the time you report to the academy.