Wethersfield - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Wethersfield Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$91,790 - $109,509
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Wethersfield, CT
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Wethersfield Police Department, CT Police Jobs


Reports to: Chief of Police or designee Status: Full-time
Salary Range:$91,790 -$109,509 Union/Non Union: Union
FLSA: Non-exempt  
Closing Date: July 31, 2024 Date Posted: January 25, 2024


Benefits include:

State Health Insurance Plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, 401(K) with Town match on OT/Private Duty and Roth IRA Plan, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave, Defined Benefit to Defined Benefit Service Time Purchase Option. Start at Step 3 and reach top pay after 3 years. Start with 5 vacation & 5 sick days.


The Town of Wethersfield Police Department, a state and nationally accredited agency, is accepting applications for full time Certified Police Officer. Under the direction of the Chief of Police, a police officer will enforce State laws, Town municipal ordinances and protect & serve residents and visitors.    

Examples of Duties:

In-field duties: Enforce state law and local ordinances, respond to calls for service, render first aid and other assistance as required.


High School Diploma or equivalent. Candidates must possess a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license. Candidates must have attained the age of 21; be a US citizen; have no past felony, A or B misdemeanor or domestic violence convictions, or have committed any act which would constitute perjury or false statement. Applicant's work history must be free from disciplinary issues.

Candidates must possess a valid Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) Certification (must be beyond 2 years of certification date at time of hiring), or the ability to obtain a POST Comparative Certification (for State Police or out-of-state certified police officer). Non-Connecticut certified candidate's eligibility is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Connecticut POSTC and approval by this department.

Selection Process:

  1. Written Examination:  A written examination will measure police job knowledge of certified officers. A passing score of 70% is required.
  2. Oral Board(s): An oral board interview may be offered to those who score a minimum of 70% on the written examination. 
  3. Physical Agility: No CHIP test is required for CT certified officers. Non-Connecticut certified officers may be required to pass a physical agility test in accordance with POST comparative certification guidelines.
  4. Background Investigation: The investigation of an applicant’s background and character is the key component of the selection process. Current and/or prior law enforcement employers will be utilized as an informational resource regarding the applicant’s performance and character. Unrestricted access to the applicant's employment records must be granted  to proceed in the hiring process.
  5. Additional Examinations: Polygraph Examination, Psychological Examination, Pre-Employment Physical and Drug test.
  6. Chief’s Interview: Final candidate(s) will interview with the Chief of Police.


To Apply For This Position:

Applicants can apply online by going to www.PoliceApp.com/WethersfieldCT


Contact Lt. Buyak at james.buyak@wethersfieldct.gov with any questions concerning the hiring process prior to application submission.    

The Town of Wethersfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to james.buyak@wethersfieldct.gov

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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