Groton Town - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentGroton Town Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$53,518 to $68,286
Contactkcrandall@groton-ct.gov
LocationGroton, CT


Job Prerequisites


Job Announcement

Groton Town, CT Public Safety Jobs

TOWN OF GROTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF

ENTRY LEVEL PATROL OFFICER

JOB OVERVIEW

Department:      Groton Town Police Department

Type:                   Entry Level Patrol Officer

Salary:                $53,518 - $68,286

Deadline:           Open

Location:            Groton, CT

JOB DESCRIPTION

General and specific duty police work in protecting life and property through enforcement of state and federal laws and local ordinances in a diligent, dependable, honest and competent manner.

Maintains patrols of areas of the Town of Groton either by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or patrol vehicle.  Detects and prevents violations of laws and ordinances.  Works closely with local businesses, school systems, families, adults and youth in maintaining order and protecting life and property within the confines of the Town.

The Town provides liberal benefits including but not limited to paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, major medical and dental insurance, and college tuition reimbursement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a four-year high school diploma or equivalency diploma as certified by the State Board of Education and two (2) years of paid employment.  In lieu of employment, thirty (30) credits of higher education from an accredited college or university.  Preference will be given to candidates having a Bachelor’s Degree.  Sound written and oral communication skills with abilities to make split second decisions concerning the life and welfare of the general public.   A demonstrated high moral and ethical character is mandatory for this position.  A conviction of a felony or dishonorable discharge from a police department, fire department or from the armed forces will automatically disqualify any candidate from this position.

Must possess and maintain valid Connecticut driver’s license.  Prior to regular appointment to this position, the incumbent must attain a Police Officer Standards and Training Council Certificate and maintain same throughout service to the force.   Must maintain ability to carry and utilize firearms.

TOWN OF GROTON

The Town of Groton is located on the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut with Interstate 95 running through its center.  The Town encompasses 31 square miles with an estimated population of 32,000.  The Groton community has a diverse population of people from various cultures and backgrounds as well as a blend of commercial, industrial, and retail business.  Town of Groton Police Department strives to deliver professional, courteous and efficient police services to the citizens and visitors of our community.  We are committed to working in partnership with our community, to provide quality and effective programs for the preservation of peace, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the protection of property so all may enjoy a peaceful quality of life in Groton.  Visit www.groton-ct.gov for more information.

GROTON TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Groton Town Police Department has 67 sworn members.  The department has 41 patrol officers in a patrol division with a strong Community Policing Program that employs a pro-active approach to both preventing and solving crimes.  We work hand in hand with our citizens and businesses to address community concerns and improve our neighborhoods.

Divisions

  • Administrative (Chief, Deputy Chief, Captain)
  • Patrol (4 Lieutenants, 7 Sergeants, 41 Patrol Officers)
  • Special Services (1 Sergeant, 4 Investigators)
  • Detective (1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant, 5 Detectives)
Special Assignments
  • Marine Patrol
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • K-9
  • Crash Reconstruction
  • Regional Dive Team

HIRING PROCESS

  • Application via Policeapp.com (online)
  • Law Enforcement Council Written Exam
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Oral Panel Interview
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Polygraph - will include investigation and background areas mentioned above as well as: medical history, financial history, gambling history, criminal activities including illegal use of drugs, illegal sexual activities and subversive, revolutionary or gang involvement activities.
  • Background Investigation - including criminal, driving, employment, military, educational record and other areas.
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Exam and Drug Testing

HOW TO APPLY

The Town of Groton is accepting applications for current vacancies for entry level police officers and/or currently certified officers. We will only be accepting applications via www.PoliceApp.com and we will be accepting applications until the positions are filled.  You MUST have received an LEC written score of at least 70% as a prerequisite to apply to the Groton Town Police Department.


 

Please direct questions regarding this job to kcrandall@groton-ct.gov


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