Suffield - Certified Police Officer

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DepartmentSuffield Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
SalaryUp to $70,054 (Depending on Experience) + $10,000 Hiring Bonus Available!
Registration Fee$16.00
LocationSuffield, CT

Job Announcement




Posted:  October 18, 2016                          Application period ends: December 31, 2017

Applications can be made on line at:

Suffield Police Department is currently accepting applications for current Connecticut P.O.S.T.C. Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be either active Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers in good standing with their current department, or have retired in good standing, still having Connecticut P.O.S.T.C Police Officer certification status.


The Town of Suffield seeks qualified applicants for the position of Certified Police Officer.  This is a full time (40 hour per week), hourly position in the Police Department.  Some of the duties include but are not limited to:  patrolling an assigned area on foot or in a motor vehicle to enforce laws and to prevent, detect and investigate complaints, motor vehicle violations and crimes.  He or she makes arrests, interviews suspects and witnesses, takes written statements, prepares written reports, assists other town agencies, administers CPR and/or first aid, directs traffic, as well as testifies in court.  Additional information about the Town of Suffield and the Suffield Police Department can be found at 


Starting Salary: $58,364 to $70,054(Depending on experience) - $10,000 Hiring bonus available for sufficiently experienced certified officers.  Contact for additional details.

Twelve paid holidays per year • Paid vacation days • Health Insurance • Retirement Plan • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.


  • Education: Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • License: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Residency: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and reside within a twenty five (25) mile radius of the Police Department within one (1) year after completion of the department’s field training program.
  • Drug Testing: Applicants shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirements and other factors:  Applicants must meet the highest legal and ethical standards.  Honesty and integrity are paramount to the profession.  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.


The selection process will include, at a 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:

  • Written examination (70% passing)
  • Oral examination (70% passing)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Detailed background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Chief’s interview
  • Police Commission Interview

Applications will only be accepted on line at .

All communications and notifications from Suffield Police Department will be done by e-mail through Please log in to your account on regular basis to read and confirm all e-mails. If you have any questions about the hiring process please contact Lt. Ryan Burrell at (860-668-3870) or e-mail

 The Town of Suffield is an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.  The above posting is intended as a guide and is not a complete description of the position or process.

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