Ledyard - Entry Level Police Officer

This job is currently closed. Please check our Current Jobs.

Job Overview

Department Ledyard Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary(CPCA Exam) $68,057-$78,436
Location Ledyard, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Ledyard Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

Accepting Applications for the Position of

Entry Level Patrol Officer 

(CPCA Written Exam Candidates)

Job Overview

Department: Ledyard Police Department

Type: Entry Level Patrol Officer 

Applications will be accepted through Monday July 31, 2023 on PoliceApp.com.

Annual Salary (July 1, 2022):

  • Entry Level Officer:  $68,057   
  • Top Step Officer: $78,436
  • Sergeant Step 1: $89,169
  • Top Step Sergeant: $90,958

Entry Level Benefits (July 1, 2022):

10 paid vacation days/yr.

10 paid sick days

Medical & Dental Coverage

4 personal Days/yr.

13 Paid Holidays

Overtime pay x 1.5 after shift

Outside Duty @$68.87/hr.

Retirement plan (457b) with 10% match


Degree Incentive

Compensatory Time off

Shift Differential

2.0% and 3.75%

Meal Allowance $15 after 14 hrs.

Uniforms and


Paid dry cleaning


Job Description:

Under general supervision, to perform responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling assigned areas and answering calls and complaints; to investigate incidents and crimes; and to do related work as required.  An incumbent in the position is a role model of impeccable character, trustworthy, and willing to help and serve people in need.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess and maintain valid Connecticut driver’s license. Candidate must attend and successfully complete training at the Police Officer Standards and Training Council academy.  Must maintain ability to carry and utilize firearms. 

Examples of Duties:

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Performs patrol on an assigned shift; responds to calls for service; conducts property checks on business and homes for burglary and other criminal activities; assists in a variety of emergencies; issues citations for violations of laws and ordinances; prepares reports of incidents and investigations; contacts victims, witnesses, and suspects for detailed interviewing when required; secures statements; serves warrants; may have responsibility for preserving evidence at the scenes of incidents and crimes; follows up on investigations when assigned; appears in court proceedings when summoned.

Arrests, detains, transports, and has responsibility for the care and safety of detained persons; issues traffic citations and performs traffic control assignments; does accident investigations;

performs a wide range of law enforcement assignments; may perform special work with juveniles; may serve as a Field Training Officer; develops a rapport and trust with residents of neighborhoods and the community at large; may perform a variety of special assignments as directed.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Community-based policing and problem solving techniques.
  • Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigations, and specialty areas of assignment.
  • Laws of apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence.
  • Laws applicable to the treatment of juveniles.
  • Geography of the Town.
  • Exceptional public relations and communication skills.
  • Use and care of Department authorized equipment and firearms.

First aid methods and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Perform a wide variety of professional law enforcement work.
  • Read, understand, and interpret laws, and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention and treatment of those arrested.
  • Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances and places.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Interview and secure information from witnesses and suspects.
  • Prepare clear, comprehensive reports.
  • Make independent judgements and adopt quick, effective and responsible course of action during emergencies.
  • Meet standards of adequate physical ability, endurance, and agility.
  • Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
  • Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions.
  • Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Ledyard Police Department with the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

**Town of Ledyard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applications from all walks of life in accordance with CGS 7-294a. **


Please direct questions regarding this position to sgt.bushor@ledyardct.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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

This page may contain sensitive information. Please securely destroy any printouts of this page.
© 2010 - 2024 PoliceApp.com DBA PublicSafetyApp.com. All rights reserved.
View Current Entry Level Ledyard CT Law Enforcement Jobs & Police Jobs.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  |  Mobile Site