Winchester - POSTC Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Winchester Police Department
Job TitlePOSTC Certified Police Officer
Salary$55,944 to $74,362 base pay (with steps increasing over a six-year period).
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Winsted, CT

Job Announcement


Winchester Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs


The Town of Winchester is seeking POSTC certified applicants for the position of police officer.  Applications will be accepted throughout 2023. Our hiring process is on-going and based on existing vacancies. As of July 2023, we have three vacant positions, and we anticipate additional openings.  To be considered we encourage interested applicants to apply ASAP.  Applications and qualifications will be reviewed when vacancies within the department occur. Your application will be kept on file for one year. Click on the job description link for additional information.

Certified applicants must have a valid POSTC certification card (CT preferred) and complete the application. 


Visit to complete the Town's Civil Service application.  Once complete your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview. 


The basic work week consists of three eight-hour-shifts: Midnight (0000-0800), Day (0800-1600), & Evening (1600-0000). All shifts work alternating schedules of five consecutive days on & three consecutive days off, followed by five consecutive days on & two consecutive days off. Shift schedules change October 1st and April 1st each year and are bid by seniority.

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS (Effective 07/01/2021):

$55,944 to $74,362 base pay (with steps increasing over a six-year period), numbers to change subject to active union contract negotiations. Shift premium pay for evening and midnight shift. Connecticut's Municipal Employees Retirement System (CMERS) retirement plan. Life insurance, healthcare & dental plan. Paid dry cleaning for uniforms. Education incentives and tuition reimbursement. Paid gym membership. Fourteen paid holidays, vacation time, personal time and sick leave. Opportunity to work in specialized areas such as investigations, marine patrol, D.A.R.E, traffic enforcement, & firearms instruction.


Valid POSTC certification. 


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