The Bristol Police Department is searching for qualified individuals who want to join our law enforcement team. If you can apply your life experiences and education to communicate effectively, solve problems, and resolve conflicts, you may be what we are looking for. We seek individuals who can enforce the law impartially, promote our Constitution, and are willing to work with citizens to improve the quality of life in Bristol. With a sworn force of 122 officers, we offer a wide range of opportunities to include the emergency response team, K9 officer, school resource officer, crash team, traffic officer, motorcycle unit, training officer, honor guard, field training officer, and the bike unit. If you are looking for a professional, exciting workforce, you have found us. For more information, please email

Police – Certified Officer (If you are already a Certified Police Officer and would like to apply)

Police – Entry Level

Police Testing Summary/Information

CHIP – Police Physical Agility Testing


Pay Scale:

Step 2 $73,220

Step 3 $76,127

Step 4 $79,165

Step 5 $82,312

Step 6 $85,598

Step 7 $89,002

Certified officers are hired at Step 4. 


  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Sick, Vacation & Personal Leave Days
  • Additional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Available
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • All Uniforms & Equipment Provided
  • 6% Night Shift Differential
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement

Defined Pension Plan includes:

  • 70% of Base Salary
  • Cost of Living Adjustment
  • Retiree Medical Benefits