East Haven - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department East Haven Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary $62,638, after one year $72,907, after two years $81,618
Registration Fee$35.00
Location East Haven, CT
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East Haven Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs


East Haven, CT Police Department Now Hiring


Notice of Testing

The Civil Service Commission announces an open-competitive examination for the position of Police Officer C in The East Haven Police Department.   The Department offers the following benefits:

  • CALEA Accredited Agency

4 days on / 2 days off schedule

Comp time

CMERS pension after 25 years, 50% of best three years which includes extra duty overtime.

Education incentive

$2,000.00 uniform allowance annually

13 paid holidays (paid out if not used)

3 business days per year

10 Days of vacation after completion of first year, 5 days per year added after every five years of service completed.

Regional SWAT team

Crisis Negotiation Team as part of regional SWAT Team

Regional Accident Reconstruction Team

K9 Unit

Traffic Unit

School Resource Officer

Evidence/Court Liaison

Detective Bureau

Task force opportunities

Midnight/Evening shift differential

Field Training Officer

For questions, please contact Chief Examiner, Andrea Liquori, at aliquori@easthaven-ct.gov or by phone at 203-468-3375.

                            DATE:               To Be Announced
                            TIME:               To Be Announced
                            PLACE:            To Be Announced
                           SALARY:           $62,638, after one year $72,907, after two years $81,618

                           SCHEDULE:      40 Hours per week, rotating


See attached job description


Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Possess a valid C.H.I.P. Card to be scheduled for written exam - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE C.H.I.P. TEST!
  • Pass a physical examination
  • Polygraph test
  • Psychological examination
  • Background investigation in addition to Civil Service testing
  • Ideal candidates shall not smoke or use tobacco products of any kind and shall not have any visible tattoos above the neck collar.

Application Fee: 

There is a Non-refundable $35.00 processing fee payable Online to PoliceApp.com. 


The examination will consist of the following:

  • A valid C.H.I.P. Card must be submitted to be scheduled for the written exam.  This test is pass/fail at the 40th percentile;
  • A written test which had a pass point of  70% and is worth 2/3rd  of the final grade and successful completion of the Integrity portion of examination;
  • An oral exam with a pass point of 70% and is worth 1/3rd of the final grade.

Additional credit may be awarded after successful completion of all phases of the exam:
  • Candidates who believe they are eligible for Veteran Credit must attach copy of DD214.
  • Candidates with college credits may be eligible for the Education Credit and must request an Official Transcript from their college or university be sent to The Civil Service Office, 250 Main Street, East Haven CT 06512  to receive credit.
  • Candidates may be eligible for Foreign Language Proficiency Credit by attaining a rating of “Intermediate-High” on a Foreign Language Competency Exam.  Candidates who believe they are fluent in a foreign language must submit the “Foreign Language Proficiency Examination Credit Request” form available with the application to The Civil Service Office, 250 Main Street, East Haven CT.  

Candidates who are hired must commit to a three year term in exchange for sponsorship through the Police Academy.

 The application for testing is available online at PoliceApp.com.  For more information please contact the East Haven Civil Service Office at (203)468-3375. 

This is a rolling application process.  There is no deadline to apply.


The Town of East Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities, Veterans,
Females and the Handicapped are encouraged to apply.




Please direct questions regarding this position to aliquori@townofeasthavenct.org

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