Wolcott - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Wolcott Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalaryUpdated Posting $78,000 - $96,800
Deadline Apr 5, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Wolcott, CT
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Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement



Wolcott Police Department, CT Public Safety Jobs




The Town of Wolcott is seeking entry level applicants for the position of Police Officer. 

The Wolcott Police Department is participating in the CPCA entry level written test program.  Only individuals who take and pass the CPCA written test will be permitted to apply to the Wolcott Police Department.  For more information regarding this program and to register to take the CPCA test, see the information listed above in the "Job Prerequisites" section.

Entry Level applicants must have: 

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen by the date of appointment
  • Must be 21 years old
  • Valid CHIP Card is required to be presented at the time of the Oral Exam
  • Must not have been convicted 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.



  • Upon completion of recruit status, pay increases to $78,000 with top step after 3 years at $96,200 (including holiday pay and uniform allowance)
  • Yearly Holiday pay approximately $4,200 (paid semi-annually)
  • Yearly uniform allowance $800
  • New 5/3 schedule pending approval
  • 401 K – After 6 months officer contributes 3% and town contributes 6% after 5 years increased to 4% and 7%, respectively. Fully vested after 6 years
  • After 20 years of service may retire with full medical for family
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Longevity Bonus Compensation
  • 1 week vacation at 6 months, 2 weeks at 1 year, and 3 weeks at 5 years
  • 18 Sick Days per year
  • Private Duty Rate $75.58/hour and multi-town private duty agreement
  • Healthcare Anthem Century Preferred PPO. Vision and Dental also through Anthem


Specialized Opportunities:

  • Regional Accident Reconstruction Team
  • Regional Emergency Response Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • Rotation through Regional State Police Violent Crimes Task Force



Please direct questions regarding this position to lgreene@wolcottpolice.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.

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