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Message from the Chief of Police

Thank you for your interest in joining the University of Vermont Police Department. Allow me to give you a little information about the work that we do and the community we serve.

UVM Police was founded in 1992 as the only higher education-based sworn police agency in the State of Vermont. Since then, our department has changed and grown along with our population. We pride ourselves on being part of the University of Vermont, providing a safe and secure atmosphere for the student, faculty, and staff members who comprise our community.

We are accredited by CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Accreditation is a method to ensure that UVM Police Services is in compliance with nationwide standards covering all aspects of law enforcement policies, procedures, practices, and operations. Our affiliation with CALEA makes a statement to other law enforcement agencies, professions, and the university community that our department meets the highest standards of professionalism.

In addition to our work on campus, we also serve the greater community by providing mutual aid to neighboring police departments. We have a highly trained staff consisting of instructors for competencies such as Defensive Tactics, TASER, Pepperball, Firearms, Active Shooter, Domestic Violence Response, First Aid/CPR, as well as Fair and Impartial Policing. These instructors work with the Vermont Police Academy to train police recruits for every agency in the state. Several of our officers also have specialized training such as Bike Patrol, Crash Reconstruction, Hostage Negotiator, and more.

For more information about our department, please call or email us via the information in the sidebar. We look forward to hearing from you!


Tim Bilodeau
Chief of Police

[March 2020]

Quick UVM Statistics

The University of Vermont is home to 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students and 1,600 full- and part-time faculty. Over 5,500 on-campus students live in 9 residential complexes with access to over a dozen dining facilities. The University of Vermont is approximately 460-acre campus in Burlington, VT (city population, 40,000; metro area population, 150,000).

Our department is a fully sworn police agency with statewide authority, whose primary role is to protect life and property within the University; enforce Federal, State and local laws and University policies; perform crime prevention, solution of crimes, apprehension of offenders; and maintain open communications with faculty, staff, students, and area law enforcement agencies.

Interested in a Ride Along?

At this time, we are only able to offer candidates a ride along after a successful interview. If you are interested in participating in a ride along, please let us know at the end of your interview.

Positions with UVM Police

Police Officer


Service Officer

Police Officers, Dispatchers, and Service Officers are members of the Teamsters Union. If you would like to view the current Union Contract, it is available via UVM's Labor & Employee Relations webpage.

Visit the UVM Jobs Portal for a list of our current openings.

  • Any open positions will appear in the results
  • You will need to log in or create an account
  • Fill out the application through the UVM Jobs Portal
  • Submit: Cover Letter and Resume

Learn more about working for UVM


If you’re interested in a career with UVM Police Services, please contact our recruiting team at joinpd@uvm.edu or call us at (802) 656-2027.