Career Benefits

A police officer position means adventure, outdoor work, security, prestige, job satisfaction, professional training, and advancement opportunities. These are only a few of the many advantages available to officers with the Burlington Police Department, a nationally accredited department, which is widely recognized as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the southeast. 

The primary responsibility of every Burlington police officer is the protection of life and property. By virtue of his or her position, the officer fills a vital role in the well-being of the community. While effective police techniques and modern equipment are important factors in the continuing struggle against crime, the driving force in crime suppression is the individual police officer.

Great Reasons to Work for BPD:

There are a lot of great reasons to work with the Burlington Police Department. 

  1. Competitive Benefits 
  2. Opportunities to Advance
  3. Extra Duty
  4. Community Support
  5. Training

New BenefitsCompetitive Benefits:

Employees with the Burlington Police Department receive competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including longevity pay, annual salary supplement, health and life insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, and holidays, and education assistance. 

View our Sworn Officer benefits package.

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Internal Support and Recognition:

The department works hard to support its staff through various initiatives. We have a Partners Off Duty program which provides periodic lunches, including Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for those on duty, care packages, and more. We provide mental health services after stressful incidents and in general. We also recognize staff efforts and success through awards and an annual awards ceremony.

Code of Ethics:

All sworn and civilian personnel will abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). All law enforcement officers must be fully aware of the ethical responsibility of their position and must constantly strive to live up to the highest possible standards of professional policing. The IACP believes it is important that police officers have clear advice and counsel available to assist them in performing their duties so as to be consistent with these standards. It has adopted the following ethical mandates as guidelines to meet these standards: confidentiality, cooperation, discretion, impartiality, and integrity.