Cheshire - POST Certified Officer

Job Overview

Department Cheshire Police Department
Job TitlePOST Certified Officer
Salary$64,133.00 to $84,352
Deadline Dec 31, 2026 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Cheshire, CT
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The Town of Cheshire is accepting applications from POST Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer.  There is currently an open position with a possibility of additional positions becoming available.  Applicants must be a resident of CT, possess a valid CT driver’s license at time of appointment, be a non- smoker, and possess a valid and active CT POST Certification OR an active Connecticut State Police Trooper in good standing, or have retired in good standing and still be able to be certified through the comparative process.

Applicants must register online at

Applicants may be required to either pass the Cooper Standards or have a valid CHIP card.

Applicants will be required to sit for an Oral Panel Examination, take a written examination, and be subject to an extensive background investigation.  Said investigation will include, but not necessarily limited to, Polygraph, Psychological, Medical Evaluation, Military/Employment personnel record review, and Chiefs interviews. 

The Town of Cheshire offers a competitive salary and benefits package including  paid sick time, fourteen paid holidays, paid vacation, gym reimbursement, 401(a) with a Town contribution of 10.5%, bid shifts, and a 5/2-5/3 schedule for Patrol Officers.  

The Cheshire Police Department also offers additional incentives; shift differential for evening and night shifts, educational incentive, sick time buy back, tuition reimbursement for continued studies related to law enforcement, and provision of all uniforms and equipment. The Cheshire Police Department offers a number of opportunities for career enhancement such as; Detective and Traffic divisions, SRO, community relations, S.R.T., motorcycle, bike and A.T.V. squads.

Starting Salary Range (based on years of experience as certified police officer): $64,133 to $84,352.


The Town of Cheshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**If you are not POST Certified as a Police Officer, or do not meet the criteria set forth above for a comparative certification, you must apply for the Entry Level Police Officer position. CLICK HERE to apply for Entry Level Police Officer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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