Southington - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Southington Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$71,087 - $93,523
Location Southington, CT

Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

Southington Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs



“We are an equal opportunity employer”


Application Process:

This process will proceed at a rapid pace.  The Southington Police Department will determine the hiring schedule and applicants will be required to make themselves available during the selection process.  We look forward to interacting with you during our selection process.

All communications and notifications will be done by e-mail through and you should check your account regularly.  To compete in this process, you must apply.  Applications can be submitted by clicking the APPLY NOW icon above.  Please download and print the SPD Recruitment Info Packet and read it prior to submitting your application.


•    Starting (current) $71,087 (effective July 1, 2023)
•    Top Step Collective Bargaining Contract Salary within 120 months (end of contract) 2024- $95,393.00 (plus 13 paid holidays)
•    The Town of Southington participates in the State of Connecticut CMERS Program (25-year pension plan)
•    Benefit package to include Health Care Plan, Longevity Pay, Sick Time, Vacation and Personal Time and 13 paid holidays (not included in the salary figure shown)

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a G.E.D.
•    Be at least 21 years of age
•    Be a citizen of the United States of America.
•    Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
•    No conviction by a court of any felony, any class A or class B misdemeanor or have committed any act which would constitute perjury or false statement
•    Have not committed any Southington Police Department Automatic Employment Disqualifiers 

Testing Requirements:

•    Candidates must have a passing score at least 40% on the CHIP Physical Assessment prior to attending a police academy.
•    Candidates much have a passing score of at least 70% on the CPCA Written Examination within six months of submitting their application

Hiring Process:

The selection process will include, at minimum, a detailed review of your application packet, and the successful completion of the Department’s selection process which includes but may not be limited to the following:
•    CPCA Written Examination
•    Physical Agility Testing (C.H.I.P. at 40%, see
•    Background Packet Review
•    Assessment Center
•    Detailed Background Investigation
•    Polygraph Examination
•    Psychological Exam
•    Medical Exam
•    Chief of Police Interview
•    Board of Police Commissioners Interview

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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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