Plainville - POSTC Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Plainville Police Department
Job TitlePOSTC Certified Police Officer
Salary76,928 - 96,446 (may start at higher step depending on years of service)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Plainville, CT
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Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Plainville Police Department, CT Police Jobs


  • Must possess current POSTC certification
  • Must successfully pass psychological, polygraph, and medical testing
  • Complete interview process and background investigation
  • Plainville is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer



  • Three 8-hour shifts (12am-8am, 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am)
  • Four days on, two days off schedule (4/2, 4/2)
  • Shift bid by seniority every four months


  • Certified officers granted 10-days vacation to start
  • 13 paid holidays off
  • 4hrs extra OT pay if working on certain holidays
  • Double-time to work Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
  • 5 extra sick days given immediately upon hiring
  • Sick leave then accumulated at 1.25 earned per month
  • Bank up to 180 sick days
  • Can sell back up to 60 sick days upon retirement
  • Personal day granted each 90 days if no sick days used
  • Extra personal day granted for no sick days used in year
  • Up to 7 days off for funeral leave
  • Compensatory time off granted in lieu of OT


  • Starting pay based on years of previous service: Less than 3 yrs. = $76,928. Over 3 yrs. = $81,300
  • Will reach top step in one or two years.
  • New Contract As Of July 1, 2023 (3% yearly raises)
  • Top Step Salary On July 1, 2025 is $96,446
  • Automatic 4 hours of OT if working on time off
  • Paid bi-weekly


  • Uniforms, equipment, & body armor supplied by Town
  • Uniform allowance of $1,500/year paid in two separate checks in January and July


  • $77.00/hr. – 4hr minimum, 8hrs minimum after 4hrs
  • $102.66/hr. weekends, holidays, overnights and work over 8 consecutive hours
  • Can work in other towns due to mutual aid agreement


  • $2,000/year education reimbursement
  • $1,000/year stipend for Associate’s Degree
  • $1,500/year stipend for Bachelor’s Degree
  • $20/day meal allowance for out-of-Town training
  • Mileage reimbursement for use of personal vehicle



  • Defined benefit-plan pension
  • Pension based on base salary at time of retirement
  • 20-yr (early) retirement = 45% of salary
  • 25-yr (normal) retirement = 66.25% of salary
  • 28.5-yr (max) retirement = 75% of salary
  • Medical insurance available to retirees
  • Full social security benefits
  • Pension death benefits to spouse


                   WELCOME ABOARD!                         

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