Cheshire - POST Certified Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentCheshire Police Department
Job TitlePOST Certified Officer
Salary$49,571 to $79,642
Registration Fee$16.00
LocationCheshire, CT

Job Announcement

 The Cheshire Police Department has several positions currently available with several more anticipated.  The Town of Cheshire is accepting applications from POST Certified Police Officers for the position of Police Officer.  Applicants must be a resident of CT, possess a valid CT driver’s license at time of appointment, be a non- smoker, and possess a valid and active CT POST Certification OR an active Connecticut State Police Trooper in good standing, or have retired in good standing and still be able to be certified through the comparative process


Applicants must register online at

Applicants will be required to either pass the Cooper Standards or have a valid CHIP card.

Applicants will be required to sit for an Oral Panel Examination, take a written examination, and be subject to an extensive background investigation.  Said investigation will include, but not necessarily limited to, Polygraph, Psychological, Medical Evaluation, Military/Employment personnel record review, and Chiefs interviews. 

The Town of Cheshire offers a competitive salary and benefits package including  paid sick time, fourteen paid holidays, paid vacation, gym reimbursement, 401 (a) with the Town matching contributions to 6%, bid shifts, and a 5/2-5/3 schedule for Patrol Officers.  The current contract is in negotiation and some benefits may change based on these negotiations. 

The Cheshire Police Department also offers additional incentives; shift differential, for evening and night shifts, educational incentive, sick time buy back, tuition reimbursement for continued studies related to law enforcement, and provision of all uniforms and equipment. The Cheshire Police Department offers a number of opportunities for career enhancement such as; Detective and Traffic divisions, SRO, community relations, S.R.T., motorcycle, bike and A.T.V. squads.

 Salary Range: $49,571 to $79,642 after 4 years.  

The Town of Cheshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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