Hartford - Police Officer (Entry Level, Hartford Resident, Non-Resident, & Lateral)

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Department Hartford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitlePolice Officer (Entry Level, Hartford Resident, Non-Resident, & Lateral)
Salary$63,591.32 - $87,868.04 Annually
Deadline Jul 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Contacthumanresources@hartford.gov
Location Hartford, CT
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Hartford Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

CITY OF HARTFORD - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
invites applications for the position of:

Police Officer

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ENTRY LEVEL CANDIDATES, HARTFORD RESIDENTS, NON-RESIDENTS, AND ALSO LATERAL/CERTIFIED APPLICANTS

 
SALARY: $63,591.32 - $87,868.04 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/24/2024
CLOSING DATE: 07/31/2024  11:59 PM
   
   

 

Lateral and Comparative Hires:

The Hartford Police Department is accepting lateral hires and there are benefits to being a lateral hire with us. We offer up to three years seniority and an up to three year buy back for pension benefits. The details are as follows:  

Up to three years of a sworn officer’s years of service with another municipality will count towards that officer’s seniority with the Hartford Police Department for the purposes of wages, vacation accruals and all other terms and conditions of employment with the Hartford Police Department except for purposes of the shift bid including time off requests.

The City may, at any time in its sole discretion, opt to allow all lateral hires to buy up to three years of their service with another Connecticut municipality toward a Hartford pension at a cost actuarially determined to be equivalent to the employee contribution had the lateral hire been employed by the city of Hartford for that period.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Vacancies are in the Police Department. Under supervision, performs law enforcement duties involving the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime and the apprehension of crime suspects. Performs public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service, the preservation of peace and working with the community. Works 40 hours per week on a shift rotation schedule involving weekends and holidays. Performs related work as required.

This is a Hartford Police Union position.

NOTE: Police Officers with proof of higher education that meet established criteria shall receive Educational Incentive pay upon completion of their probationary period. Salary and benefits are subject to collective bargaining.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The examination will consist of the rating of a physical agility test, a written test, and an oral test. All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of the position. To be appointed, candidates must also pass a background investigation consisting of a criminal history check, polygraph examination, a psychological examination, a medical and drug examination, physical agility examination, an interview with the Chief of Police and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy. All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-culturally diverse environment. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, municipal laws, rules and regulations.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications at time of application:

  • AGE: Must be 21 years of age by the closing date and time this posting.

 

  • CITIZENSHIP: Must be a Citizen of the United States. Proof of Citizenship must be submitted with your application. (Acceptable proof includes: US Government or State Government issued Certificate of Birth, Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization Certificate, or valid US Passport).

 

  • EDUCATION: Must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited high school or GED from a state approved program. A copy of your High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or transcript must be submitted with your application.

 

  • DRIVER'S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver's license. A copy of your valid Driver's License
    must be submitted with your application.

  • HARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED: Additional information regarding Residency Requirement found in "Other Information" below. 

 

  • APPLICATION FEE: The application fee is $35.00. This fee is non-refundable.

 

Military Police experience may be applicable per Police Officer Standards and Training Council General Notices 20-05, 20-10. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information.

 

TESTING:

PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING
Date: To be Determined
 
The City will administer the Physical Agility Test. Candidates must pass the Physical Agility Test using the 40% Cooper Standards set by the Hartford Police Department to stay in the testing process. If selected, candidates must pass using the 40% Cooper Standards to enter the Academy.  A City of Hartford Medical Approval Form, completed by your physician, must be submitted to the HR staff present at the Physical Agility Test in order to participate in the Physical Agility Test. 

The City will accept CHIP Cards as part of your application. Should you not possess and submit a CHIP card to the Human Resources Office before the date of the Physical Agility Test, you will be required to participate in the Physical Agility Test administered by the City of Hartford. For more information on CHIP cards, visit www.certifyfit.com or call (203)-235-5865. 
 
WRITTEN & ORAL EXAMINATION:
Date: To be determined
 

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Must pass a thorough medical examination.

VISION: Without correction, not less than 20/100 in each eye; with correction not less than 20/30 in each eye. The candidate must have color vision and depth perception, binocular vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 or better in each eye.

VERIFICATION
All experience and qualifications will be verified. A Background investigation will be administered.
Falsification of any information will automatically disqualify you from further participation in the
recruitment and testing process, additionally resulting in termination, if hired.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your completed application, all required documentation, and payment online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING PAYMENT AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET WILL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ONLINE AT POLICEAPP.COM/HARTFORDCT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME. 

DISCLOSURE:

Applications must be completed and submitted in its entirety, including required documentation and application fee. A complete application must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than the closing date. Applications received in person or by mail after the closing date and time will be disqualified. Failure to submit a complete application packet shall result in your disqualification.

IINFORMATIONAL:

Emails: All correspondence and information concerning the application and testing process will occur through email, unless otherwise requested at the time of application. Please be sure to also check your spam folder for correspondence.

Orientation Meeting: (Date coming soon) 6:00PM-7:00PM at the Hartford Police Athletic League (50 Williams Street, Hartford, CT 06120)

Physical Agility Preparation: Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning at 6:00 PM (Rain or Shine). Contact HPD Recruitment Division at (860)-757-4242, email joinhpd@hartford.gov, or visit us on Instagram at hartfordctpolice_recruitment for updates and additional information.

Informational Session: For more information regarding the informational sessions, please contact the Hartford Police Department's Recruitment Division at JoinHPD@hartford.gov or check online at Instagram at hartfordctpolice_recruitment .

 

City of Hartford Residency Affidavit:

Hartford residency is not required for this position. Additional points may be granted to candidates that successfully pass all examination phases of the recruitment, if proper documentation is received. In order to qualify for residency with the City of Hartford Human Resources Rules and Regulations, the City of Hartford requires that you provide irrefutable evidence to substantiate that at the date of your application for employment you are domiciled in the City of Hartford. For the purpose of this Request, "DOMICILED" is defined to be "that place where an individual has his/her true, fixed and permanent home, where he or she normally eats and sleeps and maintains his or her normal personal and household effects."

You are required to complete and submit the Residency Affidavit at the time of your application for employment. You must also be prepared to submit any additional documentation, as the Director of Human Resources may require. This information will be subject to verification during the background investigation.

NOTICE: The Applicant bears the burden to show Legal Domicile. Any false or misleading statements/submissions will result in immediate disqualification or dismissal.

Veteran's Preference:

Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form, along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.

NOTICE: The Human Resources 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 Human Resources Department ten (10) days before the testing event.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to humanresources@hartford.gov


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