Willimantic - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Willimantic Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$82,680.00 Top Step Patrol Officer with five year buy back
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Willimantic, CT
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Willimantic Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

City of Willimantic, Connecticut


Schedule:          Patrol Schedule is a rotating bid by seniority,  5 on 3 off, then 5 on 2 off 


Candidates must be P.O.S.T. certified Police Officers in the State of Connecticut (must be off of Field Training for 2 years), a U. S. citizen, possess a valid motor vehicle license from the State of Connecticut, a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 21 years of age and pass a Medical Examination with drug screening, polygraph test, psychological test, background examination, examination of fingerprints, physical fitness test, personal interview and any other P.O.S.T. requirements for lateral transfer.  

What do we offer?

- 20 year pension plan, 

- 5 on, 2 off, 5 on, 3 off patrol schedule

- $100 matching deferred income per pay period

- 50% tuition reimbursement for continuing education in criminal justice studies 

- Plenty of overtime (Department and special duty)

- Buy back of up to five (5) years at your previous agency

- Starting salary at up to $78,000 and Top Step Patrol Officer $80,000

Special Assignments:

 Detectives, K9, SRO, Temporary Federal Assignments, Accident Reconstruction Team, Drone Team, Dive Team. SWAT Team, Bicycle Patrol

If you have questions feel free to contact Lieutenant Mercado at 860 465-3135 ext.: 1303 or email at jmercado@willimanticpolice.org (email  preferred).

            Please read the Statute below, if this applies to you please do not continue with this application.

Sec. 7-291c. Prohibition against hiring police officer dismissed for malfeasance or who resigned or retired while under investigation. (a) No law enforcement unit, as defined in section 7-294a, shall hire any person as a police officer, as defined in said section 7-294a, who was previously employed as a police officer by such unit or in any other jurisdiction and who (1) was dismissed for malfeasance or other serious misconduct calling into question such person's fitness to serve as a police officer; or (2) resigned or retired from such officer's position while under investigation for such malfeasance or other serious misconduct.

Application Fee: 

There is a $35 fee payable Online to PoliceApp.com.


The examination consists of a written exam which has a passing score and a Physical Agility Exam which is pass/fail at the 40th percentile.  Applicants must meet all P.O.S.T. requirements for lateral transfer.  The exam will be set up at a later time.

The City of Willimantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce.  Minorities, Veterans and Females are encouraged to apply.

Please direct questions regarding this position to msolak@willimanticpolice.org

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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