CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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

NOTE CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATION PROCESS

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    • POSTC TRAINING OFFICER POSITION AVAILABLE - The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Protection is recruiting for a Training Officer to join our team conveniently located at The Connecticut Police Academy (POSTC) in Meriden, CT.   This position is critical in developing curriculum, lesson plans, and training modules necessary to instruct police recruits and in service law enforcement officers in related topics. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, Monday to Friday schedule.
    • CLOSING DATE:  February 4, 2021

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    • Law Enforcement Unit:  East Lyme Police Department
      • Position:  Certified
      • Closing Date:  January 22, 2021
      • Description:   The East Lyme Police Department is seeking POSTC Certified Police Officers or Connecticut State Troopers who have retired in good standing, who are eligible for lateral or comparative POST certification for the position of Police Officer.  The candidate will be required to successfully complete a written exam, oral interview, thorough background investigation, psychological, polygraph, and physical exam. The candidate must possess and maintain as a condition of employment a valid State of Connecticut driver's license and have an excellent driving record. A copy of the current POST certification , if applicable, must accompany the application.  Applications are accepted through the policeapp.com website.  Salary range: $28.43-$30.13 per hour to start.  The Town of East Lyme is an equal opportunity employer.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Lt. Dana Jezierski at djezierski@eastlymepolice.org

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    • Law Enforcement Unit:  Mental Health and Addiction Services Police Department
      • Position:  Certified
      • Closing Date:  February 6, 2021
      • Description:   The DMHAS POLICE (State of CT Mental Health and Addiction Services), as part of a hiring campaign, is seeking CT POST Certified Officers (C.G.S. 7-294d) to fill 5 fulltime Police Officer position(s).  All candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination and oral interview. Additionally, candidates must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination including a drug screening.  Physical Agility/Cooper test NOT required.  Starting salary: $55,414 with excellent benefits including a Defined Pension Plan.  All officers have a schedule which includes every other weekend off.  Officers receive shift and weekend differentials as well as holiday pay. Current contract includes raises through 2021.  Contact Lt. Michael Edelwich at 860-262-5326 for further information.  Interested candidates may obtain application information from the following link:

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        • Law Enforcement Unit:  Fairfield Police Department
          • Position:  Entry Level & Certified
          • Closing Date:  February 27, 2021
          • Description:  The department is currently accepting applications for both positions. Applicants who are certified police officers must be in good standing with their respective agencies. The Town of Fairfield is participating in the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association’s testing consortium as an initial screening for application.

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          • Law Enforcement Unit:  Darien Police Department
            • Position:  Certified
            • Closing Date:  March 5, 2021
            • Description:  Sick leave, paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, pension plan, group life insurance, group health insurance, longevity increases, tuition reimbursement. Opportunity for extra duty pay, 20-year retirement with no age limitation. Salary range $71,133-$98,941.
              • CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:  Connecticut Certified police officers who have maintained their certification for a minimum of two consecutive years. Candidates must have earned a minimum of 30 credits from an accredited college or university, and are required to attach a copy of their diploma or academic transcript(s) to their application at time of submission. A resume and copy of the candidate’s current certification must also be submitted with the application.  A minimum passing score of 70% on the CPCA Certified Officer Exam is required prior to applying. In addition, potential candidates will be required to complete and successfully pass a staff interview and in-house physical agility (CHIP not required), Police Commission interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical examination and a thorough background investigation. A competitive wage and benefits package will be offered in accordance with the current labor contract. Select tattoos visible (inquire about policy).  For further information or questions contact Training Lieutenant Alison Hudyma 203-662-5342 or ahudyma@darienct.gov.   The Town of Darien is an equal opportunity employer.
              • FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

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            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Manchester Police Department
              • Position: Entry Level
              • Closing Date:  March 31, 2020
              • Description: Education: Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related field, 60 college credits or two years of full-time active military service with honorable discharge. Copy of college transcript or diploma, or DD214 if applicable must accompany application. Character: Candidates must be of good moral character, with no record of dishonorable discharge from any police or fire department or from the armed forces of the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted and a polygraph and psychological evaluation shall be used. Physical: Must have considerable agility and endurance. Candidates must pass agility test through CHIP, Inc. A minimum of 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes is required, along with normal hearing. The physical examination will include a screening for use of illegal drugs or controlled substances. Other: Must be a United States citizen. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Must meet eligibility requirements of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.C.), which requires all recruits be 21 years of age.

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            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Manchester Police Department
              • Position: Certified
              • Closing Date:   March 31, 2020
              • Description: Education: Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related field, 60 college credits or two years of full-time active military service with honorable discharge or continued service in the reserve force. Copy of college transcript or diploma, or DD214 must accompany application. Character: Candidates must be of good moral character, with no record of dishonorable discharge from any police or fire department or from the armed forces of the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted and a polygraph and psychological evaluation shall be used. Physical: Must have considerable agility and endurance. Candidates must pass the physical agility examination at the Coopers 40th percentile administered by the agency as part of the conditional offer of employment. A minimum of 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes is required, along with normal hearing. The physical examination will include a screening for use of illegal drugs and controlled substances. Other: Must be a United States citizen. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Must meet requirements of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC). *Applicants, who at the time of initial appointment have obtained certification by POSTC, at the discretion of the Chief and comparability of the applicants work experience may be placed at an appropriate step not to exceed Step 4 of the wage scale for Police Officers.

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            CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT

            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Avon Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:  Associates Degree or equivalency (60 credit hours) at an accredited college/university; or four year active military experience; or Connecticut Certified Police Officer at time of application.  Candidates must provide a college/university transcript documenting the completion of an Associates Degree or credit hour equivalency, or a copy of the DD214 Form documenting four years of active military experience, or a copy of their current police certification with their application materials.  Salary Range:     $34.5981-$43.7962 (Annualized approximately $71,964-$91,096)

             

            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Branford Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date: None
              • Description:   The Branford Police Department, as part of its ongoing hiring campaign, is seeking Connecticut P.O.S.T Certified Officers to fill current and anticipated full time patrol officer vacancies.  Starting salary for CT certified officers is currently grade “A” step of $82,340.  All Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, oral interview, the current P.O.S.T physical assessment (Cooper Test) and a Chief's interview.  In addition, candidates must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination including drug screening. The town offers a competitive benefits package to include a pension plan.  Interested candidates may apply at www.Policeapp.com.   The Town of Branford shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Branford Police Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Branford Police Department.  Females, Minorities and Veterans encouraged to apply.  The above posting is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete description of the position or the process.  Interested candidates can apply at www.policeapp.com   Please include a copy or your valid P.O.S.T. C card with your application.  Certified officers with questions may contact Deputy Chief Alves at 203-481-4241 or Jalves@branfordpolice.com                  

                 


            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Bristol Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:  Salary Range:  $67,170 - $81,648/year
                • General Notice:  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. 
                • FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

             

            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Cromwell Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:   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 $57,075 to $77,376.   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 driver’s license to the Cromwell Police Department, 5 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416, Attention Chief Lamontagne or email to mdellafiore@cromwellpd.com

            • Law Enforcement Unit:  East Haven Police Department
              • Position: Certified
              • Closing Date: None
              • Description:  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 70, 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 $59,025, after one year $67,355, after two years $75,402 and the town offers an excellent benefit package. Applications are available online at www.PoliceApp.com/EastHaven.

            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Enfield Police Department
              • Position: Entry Level & Certified
              • Closing Date: None
              • Description:  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): $63,605- $77,481. Entry level candidates should view www.PoliceApp.com for details on how to apply. If Enfield is not listed on PoliceApp, we are not currently hiring entry level candidates.  Recruitment information contact Lieutenant Pedemonti:  wpedemonti@enfield.org

            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Hebron Police Department
              • SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER - FULL-TIME:  The Town of Hebron is currently accepting applications for part-time and full-time School Resource Officers to provide service to the two (2) elementary schools in the Town of Hebron. This position will be working within the elementary schools with children from Pre-K to Sixth Grade. Minimum requirements include: At least five (5) years of experience as a Connecticut POST Certified Officer or recently retired Officer or State Trooper (in good standing), valid Connecticut driver license, high school diploma or GED, and the ability to meet or exceed all entry exams including but not limited to written exam, oral exam, physical agility, extensive background investigation, psychological exam, polygraph exam, physical exam and a drug screen. Application forms may be obtained at the Town Manager’s Office or you may send your resume to the attention of the Town Manager’s Office, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248. Applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled.  Hebron is an equal opportunity employer.

            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Hebron Police Department

              • SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER - PART-TIME:  The Town of Hebron Police is currently accepting applications for part-time positions for School Resource Officer to provide service to the two (2) elementary schools in the Town of Hebron. This position is a 10 month part-time position with 19 hours a week working within the elementary schools with children from Pre-K to Sixth Grade. Minimum requirements include: At least five (5) years of experience as a Connecticut POST Certified Officer or recently retired Officer or State Trooper (in good standing), valid Connecticut driver license, high school diploma or GED, and the ability to meet or exceed all entry exams including but not limited to written exam, oral exam, physical agility, extensive background investigation, psychological exam, polygraph exam, physical exam and a drug screen. Application forms may be obtained at the Town Manager’s Office or you may send your resume to the attention of the Town Manager’s Office, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248, applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Hebron is an equal opportunity employer.


             

            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Naugatuck Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:     Oral interview date(s) are to be determined and applicants will receive an invitation to interview via email. The Borough of Naugatuck offers an excellent fringe benefits package including a defined contribution retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, health, dental, and vision insurance. The current salary range for certified Police Officer is $63,761.00 to $81,887.06 annually depending on experience.  Applications must be completed online at www.policeapp.com/naugatuck.  Please send any questions to npdbackgrounds@naugatuckpd.org.  Application fee is $20.00 plus a $25.00 processing fee.
                • Minimum Requirements:  Be 21 years of age at time of appointment; Be a U.S. Citizen; Have a High School Diploma or GED; Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; Possess a valid Chip Card at the time of written examination; Pass written exam, Chief of Police interview & Police Commission interview; Candidates must successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological interview/test, and comprehensive medical examination including drug/alcohol screening.  Failure to meet any of these requirements will disqualify you for employment as a Police Officer with the Borough of Naugatuck.  The Borough of Naugatuck is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on any basis prohibited by law.  Please direct questions regarding this position to npdbackgrounds@naugatuckpd.org

                   


            • Law Enforcement Unit:  New Canaan Police Department
              • Position: Entry Level
              • Closing Date: None
              • Description:   Salary: $66,016—$92,176 The New Canaan Police Department is an internationally accredited agency that is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time entry level Police Officer. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, be at least 21 years of age, and have a high school or equivalent degree. Certified officers (both lateral and comparative) are welcome to apply, however they must participate in the full entry level testing process.  A valid CHIP card and a minimum passing score of 75% on the CPCA Entry Level Written Exam are required prior to applying.  Potential candidates will be required to complete and successfully pass a written examination, physical agility test, peer interview, polygraph examination, oral interview(s), psychological evaluation, medical examination and a thorough background investigation. A competitive wage and benefits package as well as a defined benefit pension are offered in accordance with the current labor contract.  Applicants must go to www.policeapp.com to apply.  This recruitment process will remain open until all positions are filled or at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Any questions should be directed to Sgt. Brian Mitchell at brian.mitchell@newcanaanct.gov or 203-594-3506. Veterans, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The New Canaan Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 


            • Law Enforcement Unit:  New Milford Police Department
              • Position:  Armed School Security
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:   The Town of New Milford is currently accepting applications for the per diem position of Armed School Security Officer. The responsibilities for this position include carrying out existing district and school procedures and programs related to school security and safety functions. The position reports to the Chief of Police. To be considered applicants must be certified as a School Security Officer with the State of Connecticut.  Qualified and interested candidates should submit a Town of New Milford employment application, along with a resume, cover letter, copy of required certification, and 3 professional references to: Greg Bollaro 10 Main Street, New Milford CT 06776, gbollaro@newmilford.org. Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The Town of New Milford is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Town when necessary. 

                Please direct questions regarding this position to ewheeler@newmilfordpolice.org


            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Simsbury Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:  The Simsbury Police Department is a CALEA and State of Connecticut accredited organization that strives to provide the highest quality service to our community.  We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated people who are interested in a rewarding career as a law enforcement professional.  The Simsbury Police Department is accepting on-line applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.  The salary range is $65,414.66 – $95,222.00 and the minimum eligibility requirements at time of hire are: U.S. citizen, 21 years of age or older, valid motor vehicle operator's license; no criminal convictions for any felony or class A or B misdemeanors or domestic violence, and high school graduate or GED. At the time of application, you must possess a Connecticut POSTC police certification in good standing or be eligible for recertification upon employment with a police department. 

             


            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Southern CT State University Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:   As a University Police Officer, you will:  Respond to emergencies and requests for assistance; Provide crowd control at various events and activities; Monitor designated areas to ensure physical security and authorized access in order to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or violation of state statutes or regulations; provide directions and routine information to the public; Initiate and conduct criminal and other investigations of violations, suspicious activities or reports of incidents occurring within jurisdiction; Direct traffic and enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations; Conduct on-site investigations, including question witnesses, arrest individuals at scenes, and issue summonses; Record information; Serve as dispatcher when necessary.  Candidates MUST possess a current valid CT POST certification.  Incumbents must possess credentials which will satisfy the selection and retention standards of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  Must possess and retain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.  Must receive and retain authority for C.G.S. 29-18 certification.  In addition to a comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, candidates will also be required to take a stress test upon a conditional offer of employment.  A physical Fitness Test (Cooper) is waived for this position. 

                 

                                                               
            • Law Enforcement Unit:   Stafford Police Department
              • Position: Entry Level and Certified
              • Closing Date: None
              • Description:   The Town of Stafford seeks Police Officers who have a current, valid POST-C certification as a Police Officer in the State of Connecticut to laterally transfer to the Town of Stafford or a Connecticut State Trooper with the ability to become POST Certified. The successful candidate must be eligible for and meet all the requirement for a lateral transfer as established by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  In addition, the successful candidate will be scheduled for and must pass the following:  a written examination, physical examination, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, physical agility examination.  Qualification:  Possession of a valid driver’s license, Valid POST-C certification as a Police Officer.  Starting Compensation: $66,200.50 to $69,200.50, plus $2,500.00 if not participating in health insurance plan.  Benefits:  Governed by the Teamster Union labor agreement with the Town of Stafford:  5/3 schedule, 12 Holidays paid at 1 ½ rate plus a compensatory day, 10 years of experience 15 vacation days,  Defined Contribution 457 plan.  

              Applications may be obtained from the Stafford web page, under “I want to”, then “Town Employment Opportunities”. Submit the application and resume to The First Selectman’s Office at 1 Main Street, Stafford CT. For more information contact LT Thomas Duncan at 860-684-0419

              The Stafford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


            • Law Enforcement Unit:  Stratford Police Department
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  February 9, 2021
              • Description:    The Town of Stratford 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, oral interview, thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, and physical exam. Candidates must also have at least 2 years of experience working as a Police Officer. A copy of the applicant’s current POST certification must accompany the application along with a resume. Applications can be obtained online by visiting the Human Resources Department link at www.townofstratford.com or at the Town of Stratford Human Resources Department, located at 2725 Main Street, Stratford CT  06615. 

                Comprehensive benefit package with a salary ranges from $63,367.81 - $77,929.36 for patrol officers.  This posting will be valid for three weeks.  The written exam will take place a few weeks after the closing.


            • Law Enforcement Unit: Trumbull Police Department  
              • Position:  Certified
              • Closing Date:  None
              • Description:   The Town of Trumbull is now accepting applications for certified police officers.  Certified applicants must be either Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers with a minimum of two (2) continuous years of experience in good standing with their current department, or have retired in good standing, possessing current Connecticut POSTC Police Officer certification status.  Applicants must have a valid CHIP card and successfully pass the CPCA written exam with a score of 70% at time of application. Applications are available online at www.policeapp.com  Please visit www.policeapp.com for other qualifications.   Current salary range is $60,756 - $85,154.00. The Town may, for newly hired certified officers, grant experience credit equal to one (1) step on the wage grid for each two full years of prior certified police experience.If you have any questions, please send an email to: policerecruitment@trumbull-ct.gov     EOE

                               

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