MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  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 50th 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.