Ledyard - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Ledyard Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$28.11 - $38.96 an hour
Deadline Nov 11, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Ledyard, CT
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Job Announcement

Ledyard Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs

Town of Ledyard Police Department

Accepting Applications for the Position of

Entry Level Patrol Officer 

Job Overview

Department: Ledyard Police Department

Type: Entry Level Patrol Officer

Salary: $28.11 - $38.96 an hour

Job Description:

The Town of Ledyard Police Department strives to provide service and protection to its citizens and visitors. This mission is accomplished by maintaining a highly trained force consisting of its Patrol and Detective Divisions, along with assistance from its Emergency Telecommunications and Animal Control Divisions.

The Patrol Division is responsible for the protection of life and property of residents and visitors to the Town of Ledyard. The Ledyard Police Department Patrol Division is highly proactive in its approach to law enforcement, providing a visible proactive patrol presence at all times. The division has 6 Sergeants, who serve as shift supervisors, as well as 12 patrol officers.

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.  The maintain ability to carry and utilize firearms. 

Town of Ledyard

The Town of Ledyard is located in southeastern Connecticut along the Thames River.  Ledyard covers 40 square miles with an estimated population of 15,000.  Ledyard is located between the two largest casinos in the world, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino, which creates a heavy commuter population traveling through the town.  The Naval Submarine Base New London is partially located within the Town of Ledyard.  There are four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school located in Ledyard.  

Ledyard Police Department

The Ledyard Police Department has 21 sworn members.  The department has 12 patrol officers in a patrol division that prides itself in proactivity.  Our patrol officers always strive for professionalism and have a great working relationship with the residents of Ledyard.  The department has two members within the bureau.  The detective bureau consists of a detective and a court/evidence officer. 

Divisions and Specialties 

  • Administrative (Chief, Lieutenant)
  • Patrol (6 Sergeants, 12 patrol officers)
  • Detective/Investigations ( 1 Detective, 1 Court/Evidence officer)
  • Special Assignments
  • SRT (Special Response Team)
  • Marine Patrol
  • K-9
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • CIT (Crisis Intervention Team)
  • Firearms Instructors
  • Hostage Negotiator

Hiring Process:

The first step in the hiring process is the written exam hosted by the Law Enforcement Council.  The application for the written exam can be located at https://www.policeapp.com/Police-Associations/Law-Enforcement-Council-of-Connecticut/.  There is an upcoming written exam on 11/04/20 and the deadline to apply for this exam is 11/11/20.  There are several exams held throughout the year.  Once the written exam is completed and if the candidate achieves a score of 70% or higher, they must submit their application to the Ledyard Police Department via PoliceApp.com.  After the the application is submitted, the following steps remain:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Oral Panel Interview
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Exam and Drug Testing

**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

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