Bristol - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Bristol Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary*Up to $86,200/year.
Location Bristol, CT

Job Announcement






*ADDITIONAL BENEFITS APPLY TO THE FIRST TEN (10) HIRED November 4, 2022 to June 30, 2023

 *Bonus$10,000 lump sum payment issued upon successful completion of the 12 month probationary period to those hired under this incentive period.


*Salary Range:  Up to $86,200/year*

Salary will be the same or as reasonably proximate to your previous employer compensation based on the Bristol Police CBA salary schedule. 

(Step 3-$73,731  Step 4-$76,673  Step 5-$79,721  Step 6-$82,904  Step 7-$86,200   Note: Shall advance to next highest Step, if any, on your anniversary date of employment.)


*Vacation:  Upon hire, level of vacation will be the same or as reasonably proximate to your previous employer according to Bristol Police CBA vacation accrual schedule.


*Sick Leave:  Upon hire will receive 12 days (96 hrs) of Sick Leave credit, thereafter Sick Leave accrued will be in accordance with the Bristol Police CBA.


Application Deadline:  Open.                                   Link to Bristol Police CBA


General Notice:  The City of Bristol is accepting applications for Connecticut Certified Police Officer testing to establish a lateral certification eligibility list for filling vacancies.  Testing includes:  Written exam, oral exam, background investigation, psychological, polygraph & physical exam.


Physical Ability:  Currently the City is does not require a valid CHIP Certificate meeting the 40th percentile, however reserves the right to require said certificate at any time during the process.


Qualifications:  Requires valid CT POST Certification for 2 or more years, CT Driver’s License, high school graduate or equivalent, and U.S. Citizen.


Apply Online:


Documents Required at Application:  Complete online employment application that lists the CT POST Certification number.  Additionally requires completed 4-Part Background Investigation & Release forms to be mailed directly to the Human Resources Department.  Forms Link: .  Complete and mail forms directly to City of Bristol Human Resources Dept., 111 North Main Street, Bristol, CT  06010.


Questions:  Please contact Human Resources at (860) 584-6175, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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