Old Saybrook - POSTC Certified Police Officer

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Department Old Saybrook Police Department
Job TitlePOSTC Certified Police Officer
Salary$78,943 starting
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Old Saybrook, CT
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Old Saybrook Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs


Selection Process Information for the Position of Patrolman

- Connecticut Certified Officers Only -

The application process for Connecticut Certified Police Officers (POSTC or DESPP) is open. You must be a Connecticut Certified Police Officer to apply through this posting. You must be or have been a certified police officer for a minimum of 2 years, have a current certification, and be in good standing in order to be considered.  If you have any questions about this, ask before applying.

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You are NOT eligible for employment with the Old Saybrook Department of Police Services if:

  • You have been convicted of a Felony Crime.
  • You have been convicted of any Class A or Class B misdemeanor.
  • You have been convicted of a DWI or DUI. (This includes a 1st time nolle)
  • You have committed any act which would constitute perjury or false statement.
  • You have been arrested and/or convicted of domestic violence or domestic assault.
  • You have been dishonorably discharged from any military service.
  • You have been terminated for cause from a department of local, state or federal government.
  • You have been asked to resign from a department while under investigation of wrong doing. 

You must also meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for a position with the Old Saybrook Department of Police Services:

  • Age:Twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of the written test.
  • Education:You must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • License:Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. A valid Connecticut Driver’s License will be required upon appointment.
  • Residency:Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
  • Physical Examination:You must meet departmental physical fitness standards at the 40th percentile level certified through CHIP, Inc. prior to the exam test date.
  • Medical Training:You must able to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) within one year of graduation from the academy or from your appointment to field training.
  • Drug Testing:Candidates shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirement and other factors:Candidates must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. Honesty and integrity are paramount to our profession. No applicant will be accepted with any drug related conviction. Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation, including a polygraph, before any offer of employment. An applicant may be disqualified for poor employment history, recent use of illegal drugs, or previously undetected criminal activity.
  • Certified Experience:You must have been a certified police officer for at least two years. You must be in good standing with your department or retired in good standing. If retired you must be within your certification time period.

The selection process will include, at minimum, a detailed review of your application packet, and the successful completion of the Department’s selection process which includes but may not be limited to the following:

  • Physical Agility Testing (C.H.I.P. at 40%, see (chip-inc.com)
  • Written Examination (Passing 70 %)
  • Oral Examination (Passing 70%)
  • Writing Prompt
  • Detailed Background Investigation
  • Detailed Resume 
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Exam
  • Medical Exam
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Police Commission Interview
  • P.O.S.T.C Comparative Review and Approval (out of state only)

Additionally, the demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills throughout the selection process is essential.

If you have any questions regarding the application process contact recruitment@oldsaybrookpolice.com.


The Old Saybrook Department of Police Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please direct questions regarding this position to recruitment@oldsaybrookpolice.com

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.

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