Please scroll down to find mutiple VSP related videos. If you are interested in employment with the Vermont State Police, there are interviews with current troopers here that might help you decide if law enforcement is a career you'd like to pursue. They may also help anyone deciding to apply with the Vermont State Police to prepare for entrance and fitness testing, pre-basic academy expectations, and future career possibilites with the department. We will be adding videos as they become available. If you have any questions, please visit the employment home page for contact information.
Hear why some of our members joined the Vermont State Police
Entrance Testing - Physical Fitness Testing
A mandatory physical assessment program is an integral part of the hiring process, as well as part of your career with the Vermont State Police. Our assessment measures the following areas – sit and reach flexibility, bench press, sit ups, push ups, and a 1.5 mile run.
Sit & Reach
1.5 Mile Run
Vermont Troopers attend a 3-week Pre-Basic training course, prior to their entry into the Vermont Police Academy. These first few weeks are designed to build teamwork among the recruit class and introduce them to the Vermont State Police.
Community and Public Service
The Vermont State Police core mission is to serve the public and the communities in which they work. As a state police force, we are proactive with public safety messaging, in hopes of preventing the incidents we are often forced to respond to:
Special Teams and other VSP career opportunities:
The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns, 90 percent of the land mass, and 50 percent of the population in Vermont. As Vermont's largest law enforcement agency, we provide our members with many specialized career opportunities like Bomb Squad, Crime Scene Support Team, K-9, Tactical Support Unit, and other specialized teams. The Criminal Division, which investigates most homicides and unsolved cases in the state, is a highly trained and experienced team of troopers ready to respond 24/7. As a trooper moves through their career within the Vermont State Police, these and other career opportunites will be present for all troopers who seek them out.
We have assembled media stories here focused on some of these teams and other ways VSP impacts Vermont communities: