Bridgeport - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Bridgeport Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$69,118 - $82,955 ($71,192 - $85,444 Effective July 1, 2024)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bridgeport, CT
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Job Announcement

Bridgeport Police Department, CT Police JobsAre you a dedicated and qualified Connecticut Certified Police Officer looking to make a positive impact in the vibrant city of Bridgeport? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Police Department and contribute to the safety and well-being of our community!


  •  Competitive salary
  •  Pension (Connecticut Municipal Employees Retirement System)
  •  Health Insurance plans: medical, vision, prescription, and dental
  •  Life Insurance
  •  Paid leave: holiday, vacation, sick, personal, and bereavement
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  •  100% Tuition Reimbursement
  •  Overtime Opportunities
  •  Uniform Allowance
  •  Longevity Pay
  •  Premium Pay/Shift Differential
  •  Multi-language stipend
  •  Various Specialty Units: K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, Gang Unit, Emergency Services Unit, Honor Guard, Traffic Unit, etc.
  •  Extensive Voluntary Benefits Program: 457(b) deferred compensation plan with Roth options, legal services,  supplemental life insurance and other complimentary discounted pers for Bridgeport employees 


Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for a Police Officer certification and/or lateral transfer in Connecticut, an officer must meet all relevant requirements established by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), some of which include but not limited to:

  •  Be a citizen of the United States
  •  Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age
  •  High School Graduate or have passed the General Educational Development test (GED)
  •  A valid Connecticut's Driver's License
  •  Not dismissed from any former law enforcement unit(s) for malfeasance or other serious misconduct
  •  Did not resign or retire from a police officer position while under investigation for malfeasance
  •  Did not resign or retire from a police officer position while under investigation for serious misconduct
  •  Must be a Certified Police Officer or State Trooper; and has successfully passed probation and is in good standing with their current agency


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  An ability and willingness to undertake a course of study in a job-related field at an institute of higher learning, leading to an advancement in education


Join us in making a difference and ensuring the safety of Bridgeport residents. Apply today and become an integral part of our dedicated Police Department!


The above is intended as a general summary only. You should not rely on it as a complete or binding explanation. This summary does not constitute a contract of employment, express or implied, between the employee and City of Bridgeport. This is an informational guide and is subject to correction of any information which may have been inadvertently misstated.

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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.

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