East Hartford - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department East Hartford Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$73,352 - $80,326
Deadline Jul 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location East Hartford, CT
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Job Announcement

East Hartford Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs



The Town of East Hartford is accepting applications for the position of Certified Police Officer. 

East Hartford is a diverse community with a population of about 50,000 in an urban/suburban environment.  Our Police Department plays a vital role in keeping the Town a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

To qualify: 1. You must be Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified, which must be current at the time of appointment and must be beyond 2 years of certification date at time of hiring, OR possess an out of state comparative certification, which must be current at time of appointment. 2.  Applicants must pass the CPCA Certified written examination with a minimum score of 70%.

East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:                          

  • CT P.O.S.T. Certified (beyond 2 year at time of hiring) OR out of state comparative certification.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Motor Vehicle License
  • Vision Correctable to 20/20
  • United States Citizen

Benefit Package

(As of 7/1/23) -

  • Salary Range: $73,352 - $80,693
  • Medical Benefit Package
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Compensatory Leave
  • Paid Uniforms
  • 25-Year Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • 4/3 work schedule

Testing Process includes:

  • Written Examination                               
  • Oral Interview                          
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Fingerprint and Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Test                                                                
  • Psychological Profile   
  • Chief's Interview                                                                      

Additional Information:

  • 126 Sworn Officers
  • Specialized Units
  • Promotional Opportunities and Career Advancement
  • One of the Largest Municipal Police Departments East of the CT River



Please direct questions regarding this position to cbrowning@easthartfordct.gov

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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