Town Manager

Job Opening: Hardwick Police Department

Police Chief

The Town of Hardwick is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as the Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned law enforcement professional with a proven track record with effective leadership, community engagement and a commitment to fostering a safe and secure environment for all residents.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Town of Hardwick Attn: Town Manager, David Upson P.O. Box 523, Hardwick, Vermont 05843 or email to with Police Chief as the subject by January 15, 2024.

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The Hardwick Police Department is Hiring

The Town of Hardwick Police Department is accepting applications for the following positions:

Patrol Officer


The Town is seeking energetic, positive professionals with a strong desire to provide quality police services to a progressive community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; possess exceptional moral character; strong work ethics, be able to pass the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s (VCJTC) physical fitness test, the VCJTC entrance exam & psychological evaluation (MMPI). Applicants chosen to proceed in the hiring process will undergo an extensive background investigation, to include a polygraph test and interviews with the Chief of Police and Town Manager. Current full-time (Level 3) certified officers are encouraged to apply.

Minimum job requirements for the Sergeant role include the following: graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with a degree in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or other closely related field with three years of police work experience. Five years of increasingly responsible police experience, preferably in a municipal or state environment, two years of which must have involved supervisory and administrative responsibility. Additional years of police work experience as defined above may be substituted for the associate degree.

Current labor contracts provide for competitive wages and benefits including health insurance, life insurance, a generous amount of accrued time off, and participation in the Vermont Municipal Retirement System. Day, night, weekend, and holiday work required. This is a Union position.

Those wishing to apply should send a resume with at least three references, along with a cover letter and a completed application. Application package can be found on the Town’s website at:

Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Hardwick Police Department

P.O. Box 447

Hardwick, VT 05843

Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**Federal Disaster Declaration for Caledonia County**

If you haven’t heard already, Caledonia County was just added to the major disaster declaration. This means residents of Hardwick can now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance. 

FEMA will have a mobile trailer set up at the Hardwick Elementary School. Residents can meet with FEMA at the mobile trailer to apply for assistance and have any questions answered regarding individual assistance.

We will continue to post fact sheets and pertinent information to our website as it becomes available.

Individuals – click here for more information.

Businesses – click here for more information.

Please share this widely with anyone that has been affected by the flood.