|A career as a police officer offers individuals the opportunity to help others, develop professionally, become successful leaders, solve problems, interact with teams, and form partnerships with the community. Police departments value a culturally diverse staff and advancement opportunities for persons of all ethnic backgrounds.
If this interests you, policing may be a career to consider. Please read further to learn more about compensation, the application process, testing, and training.
- Salary range - Probation - $43,000-$48,000
- Grade A - $53,000-$59,000
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick time
- Overtime opportunities
- Retirement plan
- Paid training
- Overtime differential for holidays
- Advancement incentives
- Life insurance
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to grow within the organization to fulfill personal goals and objectives
- Mentoring programs
- Opportunity to increase safety within a community for all individuals
- Full family medical, dental, and vision
- Competitive salaries
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALITIES
- U.S. citizenship and valid Connecticut Driver's License.
- 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.
- Pass a physical performance, a written, and an oral board examination.
- Undergo a psychological exam, a polygraph exam, and a background investigation, including a criminal record check. No candidate will be appointed to the Connecticut Police Academy if he or she has been convicted of a felony or a Class A or B misdemeanor, or committed an act which would constitute perjury or false statement.
- Undergo controlled substance screening which indicates no presence of any controlled substance not prescribed for the candidate.
- All candidates should understand that falsification of any statement in the application process constitutes grounds for termination.
SCCJA TESTING COMPONENTS
- Ability to work well with others
- Strong communication skills
- Multi-task oriented
- Manage difficult situations in a reasonable, calm and rational manner
TESTING COMPONENTS - INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS
- Physical performance test, including
- Bench press
- 1 and 1/2 mile run
- Sit and reach
- Oral board examination by sworn police officers
- Polygraph examination
- Background investigation
- Criminal record check
- Medical examination including controlled substance screening
Candidates applying for a police position are required to fulfill the following:
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- Attend the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden or at one of the satellite academies located throughout the state.
- Attendance may require candidates to stay overnight or to commute.
- Duration of training is approximately twenty weeks.
- Upon graduating, candidates must complete field training with appointing department.