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ENTRY LEVEL OR CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES IN CONNECTICUT

Departments listed are currently seeking qualified candidates for entry-level and certified police officer positions.  Contact information is supplied. NOTE CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATION.

Law Enforcement UnitPositionClosing DateContact Information
Groton Long Point Police Department
Certified2/28/2017
FOLLOW LINKS FOR DETAILED INFORMATION:





Application process online at PoliceApp.com

Guilford, Hamden, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Torrington and West Haven Police Departments
Entry Level
3/8/2017

Specific information for each department can be obtained at:  www.policeapp.com/southcentral. Duties:  Performance of uniform police and law enforcement duties and related work as required.  Minimum Requirements:  Specific information for each department can be obtained at www.policeapp.com. Testing:  The physical performance, written and oral boards will be administered by the South Central Criminal Justice Administration.  Additional phases will include: a criminal record check, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, a controlled substance screen, and a medical examination.  Candidates may register for the testing process at www.policeapp.com/southcentral.  EOE

NEW POSTING
University of CT Police Department
Certified & Entry Level
3/24/2017

Job Posting Title:  P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer (position may be under-filled as a Police Officer Trainee)

 

The University of Connecticut Police Department, an internationally accredited agency through CALEA, is inviting applicants with a valid P.O.S.T. Certification to apply for Police Officer vacancies currently available at our Storrs Campus. Applicants must be willing to work in a fast paced, diverse community. UConn Police Officers provide a wide range of police services along with investigation of criminal incidents, preparation of arrest and search warrant affidavits, enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws, and management of public demonstrations and large gatherings. Officers may patrol in cruisers, motorcycles, or bicycles. UConn Police Officers work a challenging schedule that includes major University events, NCAA athletics events, dignitary visits and other complex assignments. 


Interested applicants who do not have a valid P.O.S.T Certification must have a valid passing CPCA exam score at the time of application to be considered for the position of Police Officer Trainee.  


FOLLOW LINK FOR DETAILED INFORMATION


Manchester Police Department
Entry Level & Certified
3/31/2017
FOLLOW LINKS FOR DETAILED INFORMATION:


Certified
4/1/2017

The Plainfield Police is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.  Applicants must be State of Connecticut POSTC Certified and pass all lateral transfer requirements.  The Town of Plainfield offers a comprehensive benefit package and a starting salary of $54,126.  The salary increases to $65,286 after one (1) year.  Those interested must submit a letter of interest, resume, and a copy of their POSTC certification card to the Chief of Police, Michael G. Surprenant via mail (210 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT  06374) or email (m.surprenant@plainfieldctpolice.com by April 1, 2017.  For additional information, please visit our website at www.plainfieldctpolice.com.

 

 
 
 
THE FOLLOWING LISTINGS HAVE
NO CLOSING DATE
Certified
None

Only Connecticut Certified Police Officer (C.G.S. 7-294d) applicants who have current CT- POSTC or Connecticut State Police certification may apply.  All CT-POSTC requirements for lateral and comparative hires apply.  Certified applicants should attach copies of their CT-POSTC certification or State Police ID and valid driverís license to the application. Salary may be commensurate with experience ranging from $59,654 to $75,982 (effective July 1, 2014).  Benefits include full medical and dental as well as retirement plan.    Additional information and applications are available Monday through Friday; from 8am - 4pm in the Police Departmentís Records Division 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 and online at www.BerlinPD.org 

Branford Police Department
Certified
None

The Branford Police Department, as part of its ongoing hiring campaign, is seeking POST Certified Officers to fill current fulltime patrol officer vacancies as well as POST Certified Officers and recently retired Connecticut State Trooper who are interested in part time patrol officer (Supernumerary Officer) positions.

All Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, oral interview, the current POST physical assessment (Cooper Test). In addition, candidates must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination including drug screening.

Interested candidates may obtain a Branford Police Department Employment application on line at www.branfordpolice.com

Certified officers with questions may contact either Capt. Geoffrey Morgan or Captain Raymond Dunbar at 203-481-4241

Bristol Police Department
Certified
None


The city of Bristol is accepting applications for Connecticut Certified Police Officer testing to establish a lateral certification eligibility list for filling vacancies. 

Testing includes:  CHIP physical agility assessment, written, oral, background investigation, psychological, polygraph & physical exam. 

Salary Range:  $57,149 - $69,524/year


FOLLOW LINK FOR DETAILS AND APPLICATION PROCESS


Canton Police Department
Certified
None

The Town of Canton, as part of its ongoing open recruitment campaign, is seeking POST Certified Officers or State Trooper applicants, interested in a lateral transfer for the position of Police Officer.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, drug screening, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, oral interview and physical examination.  Applicant must be able to pass a P.O.S.T.C. physical assessment.   A copy of current POST certification must accompany the application.  Salary range for Canton Patrol Officers is $60,000-78,000. Applications are available at the Canton Police Department or may be obtained on-line at www.townofcantonct.org, ďEmployment OpportunitiesĒ section.  Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and acted upon as staffing needs warrant.  Applications are to be directed to Robert Skinner, 4 Market Street, P. O. Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022. EOE. Any questions please call the Canton Police Department at (860) 693-0221.  Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.   

 
 
Certified
None
The Town of Colchester is currently accepting applications from POSTC certified police officers for the position of Police Officer. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written exam, physical agility test, oral interview, thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, and physical exam. A copy of current POST certification must accompany application. Applications can be obtained online at www.colchesterct.net or at the Colchester Police Department located at #127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415.  Comprehensive benefit package including a 20 year retirement with starting salary for POSTC certified police officers ranging from $48,859 to $62,899 based on experience. EOE
Cromwell Police Department
Certified
None

The Cromwell Police Department is seeking applicants from Connecticut Certified Police Officers who have current Connecticut POSTC or Connecticut State Police certification. All Connecticut POSTC requirements for lateral hires and comparative hires apply. Starting salary may commensurate with experience ranging from $52,008 to $70,515 (currently in contract negotiations).

 

Interested candidates should forward a resume with a letter of interest, a copy of their CT-POSTC certification or State Police ID and a valid driverís license to the Cromwell Police Department, 5 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416, Attention Chief Lamontagne or email to mdellafiore@cromwellpd.com.

 

Closing date: No closing date until the position is filled.

East Haven Police Department
Certified
None

P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer C:  The Town of East Haven is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officers C. Qualified candidates shall meet the following minimum requirements: must be a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer in the state of Connecticut; pass a written exam with a score of 60, pass a physical agility exam at the 40th percentile; pass a physical examination; polygraph test; psychological examination; background investigation.  Ideal candidates shall not smoke or use tobacco products of any kind and shall not have any visible tattoos.   Candidates bilingual in Spanish are encouraged to apply.  Salary is $50,382 per year and the town offers an excellent benefit package.  Applications are available online at www.PoliceApp.com/EastHavenCT.  The Town of East Haven is committed to building a workforce of diverse individuals.  Minorities, Females, Handicapped and Veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Eastern CT State University Police Department
Certified
None

Salary:  $53,540.00 - $70,449.00 .  Candidates must have certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.  Note:  Candidates with a pending certification status may be employed on a temporary basis pending recertification by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  The Eastern Connecticut State University Police Departmentís testing process includes but is not limited to:  Oral Board, Chiefís Interview, Departmental Physical Agility Test, Background Investigation, Drug Screening Test, Polygraph Examination, and Medical Examination.  Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, as well as the enforcement of State laws as well as university rules and regulations, on the grounds of Eastern Connecticut State University which is in the Town of Willimantic.  Qualified candidates must possess a strong commitment to the Community Policing Philosophy.  This is a full-time, permanent position.  Candidates must be available to work all shifts, holidays and weekends.

FOLLOW LINK FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

Enfield Police Department
Entry Level & Certified
None

The Town of Enfield is located in north central Connecticut on the border with Massachusetts. The population is approximately 46,000.  The Enfield Police Department is a nationally and state accredited agency. There are approximately 99 sworn officers within the department.  Uniformed officers work eight hour days with five days on followed by three days off. The following week consists of five on and two off.  Officers bid by seniority for one of six shifts per day. Certified officers advance one pay step for each year of certification up to top step (7 years).   Educational incentive pay.  Defined Benefit retirement plan, plus Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).  Salary  (revised):  $62,358 to $75,962. CTPOST certified officers may contact Sergeant James Laurino at jlaurino@enfield.org. Entry level candidates should view PoliceApp.com for details on how to apply. If Enfield is not listed on PoliceApp, we are not currently hiring entry level candidates.


Glastonbury Police Department
Entry Level & Certified
None
 
Town of Glastonbury Police Officer I Recruitment: Starting Salary: $62,608 (currently). How to Apply: Completed Employment Application Packet may be submitted at the Town Hall Customer Service Center,
2155 Main St., Glastonbury, or may be mailed to Town of Glastonbury, Attn: Customer Service Center, PO Box 6523, Glastonbury Ct 06033.
E-mail address is required. Correspondence during this process will be via e-mail. Attention Certified Police Officers: Preference will be given to Certified Police Officers. Former and current Military applicants in good standing will receive 5 points added to their passing Oral Panel score. A
CHIP Card will not be required at the time of the Cognitive Exam for Certified Police Officers. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled.
 
 
Granby Police Department
Certified
None

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY POSTC CERTIFIED WILL BE REVIEWED.   The Granby Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Certified Police Officer.  Successful candidates will assume patrol duties to include: crime prevention, criminal investigation, motor vehicle crash investigation, and medical emergency response.  The salary range is $55,993 to $71,406 with a generous benefit package including paid holidays and vacations, tuition reimbursement, education incentive, group life insurance, major medical and dental insurance, and sick leave.  Applications must be submitted to www.policeapp.com.  Open recruitment - no deadline.

Hamden Police Department
Certified
None
Salary range: $55,738.03-$58,275.68. A non-refundable $20 application fee is required at the time your employment application is submitted. Applications received without the application fee will not be accepted for consideration. Minimum qualifications include:  must be certified police officer within the State of Connecticut with two (2) consecutive years of service as a certified officer at the time of appointment; must be 21 years of age; must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut driver's license; must be a U.S. citizen and reside within the State of Connecticut; must meet departmental physical fitness standards (current CHIPS card accepted); required to submit to drug test; must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. 
 
 
Applications are available in the Personnel Department, Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.
 
Hebron Police Department
Certified
None

The Town of Hebron is seeking applicants for the position of Part Time Police Officer.  All applicants must have current certification from POST and be available to work nights and weekends.  Application forms may be obtained at the Town Managerís Office or you may send your resume to the attention of the Town Managerís Office, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT  06248. Position open until filled.  Hebron is an equal opportunity employer.

Mashantucket Pequot Police Department
Certified
None

The Mashantucket Pequot Police Department is seeking interest from Connecticut POSTC Certified police officers to fill current vacancies both full time and casual.  Active Connecticut POSTC certified officers who are in good standing with their current department, Officers who have retired in good standing and are still POSTC certified and applicants who are currently certified as police officers in other states are encouraged to apply.  All candidates will be required to successfully complete a written exam, physical agility test, oral interview, thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological and physical exam (including drug screening). 

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT THIS LINK.

Middletown Police Department
Certified
None


The City of Middletown is accepting applications from Connecticut Certified Police Officers who are seeking lateral transfer, in accordance with POSTC requirements.  Current Salary $66,668 - $76,473.  Excellent Benefits, salary scale and benefits equal to one year for each two years of police experience up to three years (6 years experience).  Must complete City of Middletown application form and must attach copy of valid Connecticut P.O.S.T.C. Police Officer Certification card to your application at time of submission. For complete job description and application forms, visit our website at www.cityofmiddletown.com and Click on Employment in the top right corner; or call the Middletown Human Resources Division at (860)638-4940.

 

Mohegan Tribal Police
Certified
None

The Mohegan Tribal Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.  Applicants must be State of Connecticut POSTC Certified and pass all lateral transfer requirements.  The Mohegan Tribal Police Department offers a comprehensive benefit package and starting salary.  Those interested must should contact Chief of Police, Jeffrey J. Hotsky at 860-862-6242 or email jhotsky@moheganmail.com

Newington Police Department
Certified
None


Newington Police Department is currently accepting applications from current Connecticut P.O.S.T.C. Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be either active Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers in good standing with their current department, or have retired in good standing, possessing current Connecticut P.O.S.T.C Police Officer certification status.  Salary $69,522 - $83,124.  Apply at www.policeapp.com

 

 

Norwalk Police Department
Certified
None

The Norwalk Police Department is currently accepting applications from current Connecticut POSTC Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must have at least two years experience and be either active Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers in good standing with their current department, or have retired in good standing, possessing current Connecticut POSTC Police Officer certification status.  Salary $62,802 - $88,632, Pension plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits.  Apply at www.policeapp.com.  

Norwich Police Department
Entry Level or Certified
None

Salary range: $51,997 to $65,597. Excellent benefits and pension plan (20 years-no age requirement).  High school diploma required.  Qualified candidates (new entry & certified) will go through an extensive background check, which includes a polygraph, psychological and physical examinations. All applicants must possess a valid State of Connecticut motor vehicle operatorís license and be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.  Contact the City of Norwich Human Resources Department, 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 .   Telephone 860-823-3713 for detailed qualifications and job description. Examinations conducted by the Law Enforcement Council of Connecticut. Inc., on a monthly basis. See: http://www.lawenforcementcouncil.org

Orange Police Department
Certified
None

The Orange Police Department is seeking POST Certified Officers and recently retired Connecticut State Troopers who are interested in full time patrol officer positions. Salary ranges from $57,655.00 to $72,237.00 annually. The Town of Orange offers a Defined Contribution Plan with a 12% match and full vesting in 6 years, along with comprehensive medical benefits.  All Candidates must have 60 college credits and will be required to successfully complete a written examination, oral interview, and the current POST physical assessment (Cooper Test). In addition, candidates must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination including drug screening.  Interested candidates may forward a resume to:  Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road, Orange, CT 06477, Attn: Chief's Office OR Via E-mail to:  nallen@orange-ct.gov

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Prospect Police Department
Certified
None
 
Town of Prospect is seeking applicants to establish an eligibility list for part-time Police Officer. Applicants must be P.O.S.T.C. certified and able to successfully complete all P.O.S.T.C. hiring requirements, including physical agility. Night, weekend, and private duty availability required. Patrol Wage=$25.75 hourly; Private Duty Wage= $40.00 hourly. Send resume to:  Town of Prospect, Prospect Resident Trooper Office, 8 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or fax to 203-758-5312 or email to Leelee2239@sbcglobal.net. For additional information contact Nelson Abarzua at 203-758-6150.
 
Putnam Police Department
Entry Level & Certified
None

The Putnam Police Department is conducting on-going recruitment for Entry-Level & Certified Lateral Transfer Police Officers to fill current and future vacancies. Salary range is $45,364 to $62,004.   Entry level applicants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driverís license. Entry level candidates should contact the Law Enforcement Council of Connecticut at www.lawenforcementcouncil.org  to obtain a schedule of written examination dates. The results will be submitted to the Putnam Police Department which will then contact candidates. Lateral transfer applicants must be a POSTC certified officer or a Lateral Entry (out-of-state) police officer meeting POSTC requirements, with a minimum of two years full-time experience. Those POSTC certified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and a photocopy of your POSTC certification card to: Chief Ricky L. Hayes, Putnam Police Department, 189 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260. All candidates must pass a physical agility test, oral exam, psychological, polygraph, drug screening, and comprehensive background investigation to qualify.  To view the Putnam Police Department web page please go to www.putnampolice.com   If you have questions, contact: Chief Ricky L. Hayes at 860-928-6565 or email rick.hayes@putnampolice.com  EOE

Stratford Police Department
Certified
None

The Stratford Police Department is currently accepting applications from new candidates and current Connecticut POSTC Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer. POSTC Certified applicants must have at least two years experience and be either active Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers in good standing with their current department, or have retired in good standing, possessing current Connecticut POSTC Police Officer certification status.  Salary $57,409 - $70,600. There is a 401a, annuity plan and comprehensive medical and dental benefits.  Apply at www.policeapp.com.   

Certified
None

The Town of Thomaston is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.  At this time only CERTIFIED applicants are encouraged to apply.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete a selection process.  An application package may be obtained at the Thomaston Police Department or downloaded by visiting our website at www.thomastonct.org.  Applications must be returned by mail to the Thomaston Police Department #158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787.  Resumes, including copies of any certifications must accompany your application for employment.

 

Washington Resident Trooper Office
Certified
None

The Town of Washington Resident Trooper Office/ Regional School District 12 is seeking applicants, for a School Resource Officer.  Selected individuals will be a sworn Officer in the Towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington.  Pay range will be between $27- $30 per hour, consisting of a 40 hour work week.  This position will be a minimum of 190 days, adhering to the Region 12 school calendar.  Applicants must possess a current CT POSTC certification, or a recently retired Connecticut State Police eligible to obtain POSTC certification.  Applicants must also pass an extensive background investigation and all other POSTC lateral certification requirements. This is a competitive process and the Cooper Test may be given at a future date.  To apply, to go www.region-12.org or mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Patricia Cosentino, Superintendent, Regional School District 12, 11A School Street, PO Box 386, Washington Depot, CT  06794 Ė Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

REVISED
West Hartford Police Department
Entry Level
& Certified
None
 
The Town of West Hartford announces an "Open Competitive Examination" for the position of Police Officer.  Application process is open until positions filled. Salary range: $60,060 - $77,584. 
 
 
REVISED
West Haven Police Department
Certified
None

The City of West Haven announces an open recruitment seeking POST Certified Officers for the position of Police Officer.  Candidates should be in good standing with their current department.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, drug screening, thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, oral interview and medical examination.  Officers with three or more years of experience will have a shortened one year probationary period. Top salary is $68,910.40.  The West Haven Police Department offers: Tuition reimbursement, educational bonus pay, vacation time, holiday time, sick time, personal days, a yearly uniform allowance, longevity pay,  health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance.  Officers work a 40 hour work week with five days on and two days off.   A copy of current POST certification must accompany application.  Application must be obtained at and returned to: The West Haven Police Department, 200 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT 06516. Attention: Training Division  EOE

 

Entry Level
None

Status: Full-time, Salary:   $35.26-40.30 (Annualized $73,351-$ 83,830).  One year from graduation date from Academy, hourly wage becomes $37.18, Union, FLSA: Non-exempt.

Apply  online at www.Policeapp.com.  Oral Boards will be conducted on February 1-2, 2017.

Under the direction of the Chief of Police, a police officer will enforce the laws of the state and municipal ordinances of the Town and protect the lives and property of the citizens of Wethersfield and the State of Connecticut.

Examples of Duties:  In-field duties: Enforce state law and local ordinances, respond to emergency and routine calls for service throughout the town, render first aid and other assistance to citizens as required.

Qualifications & Recruitment Process:  Please refer to the Town of Wethersfield Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information sheet located on the Human Resources Job Opportunities page of the Town website.

Clinton, Colchester, East Lyme, Groton City, Groton Long Point, Groton Town, Ledyard, Mansfield, Mashantucket, Mohegan, Montville, New London, Norwich, Old Lyme, Plainfield, Putnam, Stonington, Waterford, Westbrook and Willimantic Police Departments
Entry Level
None
To see a listing of current testing dates, visit www.policeapp.com, click on the blue tab that says Consortiums, then click on CT-Law Enforcement Council.

(Note:   Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.   Agency is not responsible for clerical errors,  incorrect posting dates or any other discrepancies.)

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