West Hartford - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department West Hartford Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary $77,402-$88,478 depending on years of service.
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location West Hartford, CT
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Job Announcement

West Hartford Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

Job Announcement- Certified Police Officer

About us:

The West Hartford Police Department is one of the largest municipal police departments in the State of Connecticut.  With an authorized strength of 131 sworn and more than 20 full-time civilian employees, the department is organized into three main divisions: Patrol Services, Investigative Services and Support Services.  Significant opportunities for professional growth and career advancement exist within that structure: approximately one-third of all patrol officer positions are eligible for divisional transfers to specialized assignments; about one-third of all positions are eligible for promotions to positions ranging from Detective to Chief of Police.

The Police Department is composed of many specialized law enforcement teams, including a bicycle squad, a canine unit, a Traffic Enforcement Division, Community Relations Division, and Animal Control Officers. Police cruisers are equipped with state of the art technology including in-car computers and video recorder systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 21 Years of Age
  • Graduation from high School or state approved GED equivalent
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving history in accordance with the Town of West Hartford's Safe Driving Record policy.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • No felony conviction, conviction for any Class A or Class B misdemeanor, certain drug convictions or any conviction for domestic violence.

Hiring Process:

  • CHIP Physical Agility Exam at 40% percentile (Waived for certified applicants)
  • CPCA Written Exam (Minimum 70% score)
  • Oral Panel Interview
  • Background Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Exam
  • Physical/Drug Screening
  • Chiefs Interview

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Please direct questions regarding this position to melissa.henowitz@westhartfordct.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.

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