Bridgeport - Entry Level Police Officer

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DepartmentBridgeport Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee Bridgeport Residents: $35.00
Non-Bridgeport Residents: $55.00
Contactcob.exams@bridgeportct.gov
LocationBridgeport, CT


Job Announcement

 

Bridgeport, CT Police Jobs 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #2350

POLICE OFFICER
Issued: April 23, 2018

In order to be eligible to take the written examination all candidates are required to present proof of passing a qualifying physical ability examination in the form of a CHIP card dated June 2017 through June 16, 2018. 

We cannot accept CHIP cards dated after June 16, 2018.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


The Civil Service Commission is announcing an open competitive examination for POLICE OFFICER.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  or when, at the City's discretion, the examination capacity has been met.  The City of Bridgeport reserves the right to limit the number of applications accepted so as to allow the City to hold an examination within it's financial and logistical capacity to do so.

EXAMINATION DATE

A written examination is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018. The City of Bridgeport reserves the right to change or modify this exam date.

APPLICATION AND FEE

Each candidate must complete an application. Failure to submit an application by the closing deadline will automatically exclude a person from participating in the examination.

All candidates filing an application must pay an administrative filing fee. The amount of the fee for City of Bridgeport residents is $35 ($20 for PoliceApp processing and $15 to the City of Bridgeport), and for persons who are non-residents of the City of Bridgeport the fee is $55 ($20 for PoliceApp and $35 to the City of Bridgeport). Payments will be made online when you apply at PoliceApp.com.

A fee for the City of Bridgeport ($15) is not charged if the candidate is a resident of the City of Bridgeport and is receiving Public Assistance from the State of Connecticut, or the candidate is a resident of the City of Bridgeport and his or her income falls below the federal poverty level. A written request for a waiver must be made to the Personnel Director, Civil Service Office, Room 106, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, Connecticut. To have the fee waived, you must submit either a copy of your current benefit letter from the State of Connecticut – Department of Social Services, or your W-2 Statement of Earnings for the year 2017, and proof of residency (Form RP-1 and required documentation). You must indicate your Social Security Number and this Exam Number on the front of the benefit letter copy, or the photocopy of your W-2 Statement of Earnings. You must begin your application on PoliceApp.com, then bring above documents to the Civil Service office during normal business hours. Upon approval you will then be able to complete and submit your application electronically.

RULE XV - RESIDENT PREFERENCE

An individual domiciled in the City of Bridgeport who receives a passing mark on an open competitive examination shall have residency preference points added to their passing grade; said points shall be added to a score prior to and in addition to any applicable veterans’ preference points. To obtain such credit, an applicant shall have filed proof of domicile on or before the date of examination. To be eligible to obtain said credit, such proof must show that the individual was domiciled in the City of Bridgeport at the date of the announcement of the examination, through date of certification for hire. Domiciled is defined to be that place where an individual has his/her true, fixed and permanent home, and to which whenever the individual is absent, he/she has the intention of returning.  Any individual who moves out of the City prior to certification for hire will forfeit these preference points.

Any individual who falsely reports their domicile as the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who is domiciled outside the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will not receive the preference points, may be prohibited from competing in any future Civil Service examinations, and will be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 221 of the City Charter.

Proof of residency is required.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

If you are a qualifying Veteran of the armed forces and received an honorable discharge, Veterans’ preference points may be awarded to your score. In order to be considered for Veterans’ preference points, you must submit the Member-4 copy of your DD214 (Notice of Separation) and a Request for Veterans' Preference Points form (Form 2015).

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION

In order to be eligible to take the written examination, all candidates are required to present proof of passing a qualifying Physical Ability Examination to be administered by CHIP, LLC by the application closing date. The certification card must be valid as of June 2017. CHIP, LLC has scheduled dates for candidates to take the Physical Ability Examination. For more information about CHIP, candidates can visit the website at www.chip-inc.com or call 203-235-5865. 

Only those candidates who possess a valid CHIP card will be allowed to participate in the written examination. Only those candidates who pass the written component will be notified to appear at a later date for an oral test.

Eligible candidates who attain a score high enough on the oral test will be notified to appear at a later date for the following qualifying examinations: a polygraph test, a medical examination, a psychological evaluation, and an interview with the Chief or his designee and/or a panel of ranking officers. Candidates must pass the background investigation conducted by the Bridgeport Police Department. Candidates can be disapproved for habits and conduct, medical reasons and/or an unsatisfactory driving record or unsatisfactory employment history, or financial history.

No candidate will be considered for appointment who has a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge from the U.S. military service. No candidate will be considered for appointment who has been convicted of a felony. No candidate will be considered for appointment who has a Class A or Class B misdemeanor as set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes.

Special Accommodations: The Civil Service Commission will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability to take a test. If you need a special accommodation, you must request it in writing, stating what the disability is, and provide proof of the disability.

Please direct questions regarding this job to cob.exams@bridgeportct.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.

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