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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.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE
  • Salary range - Probation - $54,000-$60,000
  • Grade A - $65,000-$72,000
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training
  • Overtime differential for holidays
  • Advancement incentives
  • Life insurance
SELF-REWARDING BENEFITS
  • Ability to grow within the organization to fulfill personal goals and objectives
  • Self-confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Partnerships
  • Mentoring programs
  • Opportunity to increase safety within a community for all individuals
  • Full family medical, dental, and vision
  • Competitive salaries
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALITIES
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong communication skills
  • Open-minded
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Manage difficult situations in a reasonable, calm and rational manner
SCCJA TESTING COMPONENTS
  • Physical performance test, including
    • Push-ups
    • Sit-ups
    • 1 and 1/2 mile run
    • Sit and reach
  • Written
  • Oral board examination by sworn police officers
TESTING COMPONENTS - INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS
  • Psychological
  • Polygraph examination
  • Background investigation
  • Criminal record check
  • Medical examination including controlled substance screening
TRAINING
Candidates applying for a police position are required to fulfill the following:
  • 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.
APPLICATION: No Applications Available At Present


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