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Submit an Application

Before you apply, please read carefully. 

There are Two Steps to the Application Process

Step 1: Apply Online


Our application is facilitated by the Department of Human Resources. Go to to create a free user account and apply.

Apply to the "Trooper Probationary" job if you have not been certified as a full-time law enforcement officer, or have been certified for less than three years.

Apply to the "Trooper" job if you have been certified as a full-time law enforcement officer for three or more years.

Step 2: Send Documents

Upon completion of your online application through the Department of Human Resources website, you MUST send the Office of Professional Development / Training Division:

  1. An Applicant Contact Information Form 
  2. A copy of your birth certificate, Social Security card, or other documentation showing your authorization to work in the United States.
  3. A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent, or high school transcripts.
  4. A copy of your DD-214 if you served in the military.
  5. A photocopy of your driver's license, if you have one.

These items must be emailed to Theresa Murdock with a subject line of "(your full name) Applicant Documents" or sent to the address below.

Recruiting & Training
ATTN: Applicant Documents
Vermont State Police
Office of Professional Development/Training Division
317 Academy Road - West Cottage
Pittsford, VT 05763

Please note - It may take 15 to 20 days for us to receive the online application from Vermont Human Resources.

Once we receive your application and the above requested items, you will receive a confirmation email from us regarding your Phase I testing. Typically you will be scheduled by default for the next test date.

If you have been scheduled for a test date and need to change it or cancel it, please email Theresa Murdock

Make sure you read the Basic Requirements and the FAQ to ensure you are eligible. Many applicants fail to do this, and waste time and money traveling to compete for a position for which they are ineligible.

Email us with your questions regarding the application, testing and selection process.

The state of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, age, or against a qualified person with disabilities, or any other non-merit factor is prohibited. Any applicant for employment who feels discriminated against in his or her opportunity for employment shall have the right to appeal. Such appeals shall be submitted in writing to the Commissioner, at the following address, no later than 30 calendar days from the effective date of the action being appealed.

Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101