Derby - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Derby Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$70,408 - $87,131 (July 2023- June 2024)
Location Derby, CT
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Job Announcement

Derby Police Department, CT Police Jobs

The Derby Police Department is hiring Certified Police Officers

Immediate hire date!

Law Enforcement Unit: Derby Police Department

Position: Certified

Closing Date: OPEN - processing applications as they are received


The City of Derby is accepting applications for certified police officers. Certified applicants must be Connecticut P.O.S.T.C certified police officers with a minimum of two (2) continuous years of experience (must be off Field Training for 2 years) in good standing with their current department.  Applicants must successfully pass the CPCA written exam with a score of 70% at time of application. No CHIP test required.  Applications are available online at Please visit for other qualifications.

Current salary range is $70,408 - $87,131. Lateral transfer’s rate of pay shall correspond with previous law enforcement experience years of service.  Department seniority shall be based on actual years of service with the City of Derby Police Department. If you have any questions, please email to         

The City of Derby is committed to building a workforce of diverse individuals. Minorities, Females, and those bilingual in Spanish are encouraged to apply.

Fringe Benefits:

  • Full college tuition reimbursement for undergraduate / graduate courses in police-related fields;
  • Buy-back active duty Military service time (adds to pension multiplier);
  • CMERS Tier B State pension plan (50% of best three years at full retirement – outside work and OT included);
  • 100% health insurance for retiree, spouse and eligible dependents at 25 years of service with the City of Derby Police Department or fifty-five (55) years of age;
  • Widows & Survivors Benefit;
  • Annual Clothing allotment ($950.00);
  • Competitive health insurance; and
  • 4-2 schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be P.O.S.T. certified Police Officers in the State of Connecticut (must be off of Field Training for 2 years), a U. S. citizen, possess a valid motor vehicle license from the State of Connecticut, a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 21 years of age and pass a Medical Examination with drug screening, polygraph test, psychological test, background examination, examination of fingerprints, personal interview and any other P.O.S.T. requirements for lateral transfer.  Please attach a copy of your P.O.S.T. Certification, Driver’s License, High School Diploma or GED, Birth Certificate or Social Security Card and DD214, if applicable, to your application.

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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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