UConn - Certified Police Officer

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DepartmentUConn Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
LocationStorrs, CT

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 UConn, CT Police Jobs





P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officers (position may be under-filled as a Police Officer Trainee)

For more information and to apply as a Police Officer Trainee, Click HERE


The University of Connecticut Police Department, an internationally accredited agency through CALEA, is inviting applicants with a valid P.O.S.T. Certification to apply for Police Officer vacancies currently available at our Storrs Campus. Applicants must be willing to work in a fast paced, diverse community. UConn Police Officers provide a wide range of police services along with investigation of criminal incidents, preparation of arrest and search warrant affidavits, enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws, and management of public demonstrations and large gatherings. Officers may patrol in cruisers, motorcycles, or bicycles. UConn Police Officers work a challenging schedule that includes major University events, NCAA athletics events, dignitary visits and other complex assignments.


Interested applicants who do not have a valid P.O.S.T Certification must have a valid passing CPCA exam score at the time of application to be considered for the position of Police Officer Trainee.  


Minimum Qualifications  - Certified Police Officer

In order to be considered for employment as a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:

  1. Currently be a Certified Police Officer in the State of Connecticut through the Police Officers Standards and Training Council.
  2. Possess excellent written communication skills.
  3. Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.


For more information on state class specification (job description), minimum qualifications and pay plans, go to: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6945


Minimum Qualifications -  Police Officer Trainee 
(Click HERE to submit an application for Police Officer Trainee, this posting and application is for P.O.S.T. Certified Officer ONLY) 

In order to be considered for employment as a Police Officer Trainee with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:

  1. Current valid CPCA exam score.
  2. Must have current valid CHIP card at the time of application or ability to pass department issued physical ability assessment.  Click HERE for information on obtaining your CHIP Card.  

  3. Have no Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions or any act of perjury or false statement
  4. Have no felony convictions
  5. Possess excellent written communication
  6. Possess excellent interpersonal communications
  7. Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community.
  8. Be available to work at the Storrs Campus.


For more information on state class specification (job description), minimum qualifications and pay plans, go to: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6944 


Preferred Qualifications

  1. A degree in any field of study from an accredited college/university.
  2. Volunteer work in the community.
  3. United States Military Service.


*Note: To qualify for a police officer certification in Connecticut, an applicant must meet all relevant entry level requirements, which includes not having been convicted by a court of any felony, any class A or class B misdemeanor or have committed any act which would constitute perjury or false statement.

Applicants must be a certified Police Officer in the State of Connecticut through the Police Officers Standards and Training Council or have a valid passing CPCA exam score to apply. 


Appointment Terms: These are full time, permanent positions with rotating shifts. The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical and dental benefits.


To Apply: To be eligible you must provide a resume, references and a cover letter that includes why you want to become a Police Officer at the University of Connecticut; your expectations of the job and what skillsets you can bring to the Police Department.


Application deadline is March 25, 2016.


Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon successfully completing Polygraph, Psychological, Background and Pre-Employment physical.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.



Please direct questions regarding this job to PDRecruitmentProcess@uconn.edu

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