New Haven - Entry Level Police Officer 2023

Job Overview

Department New Haven Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer 2023
Salary50,745 Entry; Police Officer 2nd [2nd year] $60,259; Police Officer [full] $78,050
Registration Fee$20.00
Location New Haven, CT
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Job Announcement



POSTED: February 6, 2023
REMOVAL DATE: Continuous Recruitment


City of New Haven

Salary: $50,745 (Entry-Level)

1st year: $50,745; 2nd year: $60,259; 3rd year: $78,050

While there is no application fee, applicants will need to pay to take the CHIP Test. Fee is $40 for New Haven residents to take the CHIP Test once in a year and $85 for non-New Haven residents. 1Hardship waiver is available to all eligible (see more info in the Applicant Handbook)1


1) Go to 
2) Download and read the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook. Follow all instructions for completing and submitting your application. Applicants are responsible for reading all instructions on how to apply as well as other important information on the application and testing process contained in the handbook. The handbook is also available at the reception window at the Dept. of Police Services 1 Union Avenue New Haven, CT.
3) Click Apply Now button at and complete your application. 


This is general duty police work. Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, general enforcement of laws and ordinances as well as providing traditional and non-traditional service to the community. Work involves an element of danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion. Work is performed in accordance with Department rules and regulations, the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut.


Must be 21 years of age as of date of application; graduation from high school or possess a GED; must possess a valid driver’s license; be a US Citizen; and possess all abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to use dangerous equipment or material or work in dangerous surroundings; Ability to respect the rights of others and to cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully; Ability to instruct others, to help others learn how to do or understand something; Ability to read and understand written material; Ability to write clearly, in detail, using technical terms.


Must be able to meet and maintain throughout the course of employment established physical, medical, and psychological requirements. Must maintain a valid Connecticut driver’s license. Must be able to satisfactorily complete the Basic Police Officer’s Training program as established by the Police Officer Standards & Training Council and maintain certification during course of employment.  Must reside in New Haven, or within 20 miles of a town that borders New Haven, within six months after graduating from the Academy.

Employment is subject to background/credit check, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug test, upon conditional offer of employment.

¹ Hardship must meet eligibility criteria and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Instructions for waiving CHIP Test fee is included in the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook available at  PLEASE READ APPLICANT HANDBOOK BEFORE APPLYING!

This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Elm City Local of the CT Alliance of City Police, formerly Local 530, Council 15, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO


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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.

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