Stratford - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentStratford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$57,409 to $70,600
LocationStratford, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Stratford, CT Public Safety Jobs





$58,843.31 - $72,365.15

(As of 11/18/17) 

The Town of Stratford seeks qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.  Candidates must take and pass a written exam, physical abilities exam, oral examination, medical physical exam, drug screen, polygraph examination, background investigation and psychological evaluation.


Must provide copies of the following with your application:

  • High School Diploma or State Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • 21 years old by Application Deadline
  • Valid driver's license
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (Social Security Card or Passport) 
  • Valid C.H.I.P. Card Standard
  • CPCA Written Exam (70% or higher)
  • Points awarded toward exam for veterans of the U.S Armed Forces & local residents of the Town of Stratford (documentation must be provided for both with your application and will be validated by the Town)


The Town of Stratford will be accepting employment applications for open positions on No paper applications will be accepted.


All candidates are required to complete the physical agility assessment exam.  The Town of Stratford requires applicants to meet the standard.  

If you are C.H.I.P. certified, only C.H.I.P. cards valid through application deadline date which indicates that you met the standard will be accepted.  A copy of your C.H.I.P. card must accompany your application.

If you are not C.H.I.P. certified or do not meet the standard, you must register with the C.H.I.P. for the agility exam to meet the Town of Stratford standard in order to submit your application.   SEE C.H.I.P. TEST INFORMATION BELOW.


Registration for the CPCA Exam of Entry Level Police Officer must be submitted online at Click Here to register for this exam.

FEES: A non-refundable fee of $95.00 must accompany your registration for the CPCA Entry Level Police Officer Exam.  Financial hardship consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis. 

EXAM DATES: The next available Written Exam dates before the application deadline are 12/29/2017 and 01/27/2018.  

If there are any issues related to taking the exam, contact CPCA at 1-860-757-3909. 

The Town of Stratford is an equal opportunity employer. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 


All candidates are required to complete the physical agility assessment exam.  The agility is conducted by Complete Health & Injury Prevention (C.H.I.P.).  All questions regarding the C.H.I.P. test should be directed to C.H.I.P. at their website Only candidates receiving a passing score will be eligible to apply. 

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.

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