CT State Community College - Police Captain

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Job Overview

Department CT State Community College Police Department
Job TitlePolice Captain
Salary$95,256.00 - $124,668.00/year (New state employees start at minimum of the pay plan)
Location Various Locations, CT

Job Announcement

CT State Community College Police Department , CT Public Safety Jobs


Recruitment #230516-9018PS-001

Connecticut State Community College (CSCU) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success.  Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.  The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.  The majority of our students are focused on completing their studies at the college and transferring to a 4-year institution.

We are currently searching for a Connecticut POST Certified Police Captain to work for CT State Community College in New Britain, CT.  This position is full-time, 40-hour per week, and incumbents must be available to work all shifts.   As a Police Captain, you will:

  • Act as the CT State Community College Police Department's Accreditation Manager;
  • Conduct Criminal and Administrative Investigations, including questioning witnesses and suspects, processing crime scenes, applying for arrest warrants and search warrants;
  • Coordinate training for all members of the CT State Community College Public Safety Team;
  • Respond to emergencies and requests for assistance; provide crowd control at various events and activities; 
  • Monitor designated areas to ensure physical security and authorized access in order to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or violation of state statutes or regulations; 
  • Provide directions and routine information to the public; initiate and conduct criminal and other investigations of violations, suspicious activities or reports of incidents occurring within jurisdiction; 
  • Direct traffic and enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations; 
  • Record information; and,
  • Serve as dispatcher when necessary.

As a state employee, you would be eligible to participate in our competitive benefits plan which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits.  Please visit our website for more information on each college at: CSCUHuman Resources - Human Resources (ct.edu).


In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submitting.  NOTE:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: cscu-recruitmentteam@commnet.edu.
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Office of the State Comptroller are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications, including your SPAM/JUNK folders. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.


All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to das.shrm@ct.gov.


In the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for supervising security and law enforcement operations.


  • Plans, develops and administers security and enforcement activities; 
  • Promulgates directives and standard operating procedures; 
  • Assists in determination and development of departmental policy; 
  • Plans long range staffing, operating supplies and capital equipment needs; 
  • Supervises, reviews and evaluates staff performance and reports and takes corrective action of unsatisfactory performance; 
  • Coordinates departmental training; 
  • Accountable for purchase and inventory of police equipment and maintenance of pertinent records; 
  • Supervises inventory and security of evidence; 
  • Supervises confidential and/or criminal investigations of violations of state laws and/or agency regulations; 
  • Works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed; 
  • Assumes any other duties necessary to protect life and property; 

Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of 
    • relevant agency policies and procedures; 
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • police administration; 
    • police practices, procedures and investigative techniques; 
    • security practices and procedures; 
    • criminal law and court procedures; 
  • Knowledge of traffic and crowd control procedures; 
  • Considerable 
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to 
    • analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action;
    • utilize computer software;
  • Supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience as a Police Officer in an organized police department or within state service.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Police Lieutenant or its equivalent.
A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  • Supervisor experience as a Lieutenant or higher
  • Experience with Training and/or supervising a Training Unit
  • Experience with the State of Connecticut and/or CALEA Accreditation



  • Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to "arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct.” (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142)
  • Incumbents must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
  • Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

  • Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class.
  • Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.




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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

Please direct questions regarding this position to cscu-recruitmentteam@commnet.edu

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