Bridgeport - Entry Level Police Officer Exam 2395

Job Overview

Department Bridgeport Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer Exam 2395
Salary$71,192 - $85,444* (Effective July 1, 2024)
Deadline Jul 21, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration FeeBridgeport Residents: $50.00
Non-Bridgeport Residents: $70.00
Location Bridgeport, CT
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Job Announcement

Bridgeport Police Department, CT Police Jobs

Issued: May 20, 2024

The Civil Service Commission of the City of Bridgeport is announcing an open competitive examination for POLICE OFFICER.


SUNDAY, July 21, 2024 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 its financial and logistical capacity to do so.


Tentatively, the written examination is scheduled for August 3, 2024.


Each candidate must complete an online application on Failure to submit the application or any supplemental secondary application (i.e., requests for residency or veteran preference) 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 $50 ($35 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 $70 ($35 for PoliceApp and $35 to the City of Bridgeport). Payments must be made online when you apply at

The application fee may be waived 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 185% the federal poverty level. A written request for a fee waiver must be made to the Personnel Director by July 13, 2024. The request can be made via email at or delivered via mail or in-person to:

Civil Service Office
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 106
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604


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. 

In order to qualify for residency points in accordance with Rule XV of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Bridgeport, the Civil Service Office requires that you provide irrefutable evidence to substantiate that you meet the qualifications outlined in Rule XV as a resident of the City of Bridgeport.

As the intention of Rule XV is to give those domiciled in the City of Bridgeport preference points on open competitive examinations, the Personnel Director is directed to notify all applicants that the application of the credits is a privilege subject to being withdrawn if the applicant loses domiciliary status as defined in, and in accordance with, Civil Service Commission Rule XV. For the purpose of this Request, "DOMICILED" is defined in Rule XV as "that place where an individual has his true, fixed, and permanent home and to which whenever he is absent he has the intention of returning."

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.

Acceptable proof of residency is required and may be in the form of a State of CT issued driver’s license which lists the applicant’s address as Bridgeport, CT or such other form as may be acceptable to the Civil Service Commission.


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).

Please note that active duty service members are not considered Veterans under the federal guidelines for Veteran preference consideration and may not qualify for Veteran preference points.


Candidates for the City of Bridgeport Entry Level Police Officer Examination will undergo a written examination with a passing threshold set at 75%. Only candidates who have passed the written examination and have presented a valid CHIP card proving the ability to pass the POST-C required Cooper's Standard Physical test at the 40th percentile or greater will be invited to partake in the oral interview phase of the examination.

CHIP, LLC ( has scheduled dates for candidates to take the Physical Ability Examination. For more information about CHIP, applicants can visit or call 203-235-5865.

We will accept valid CHIP cards dated May 14, 2023 or later. The last date to take and pass the CHIP test is August 17, 2024. The City of Bridgeport cannot accept CHIP cards dated after August 17, 2024. Candidates who do not possess a valid CHIP card prior to the August 17th deadline, will not be allowed to continue in the examination process and thus be disqualified.

Eligible candidates who attain a score high enough to pass the written and oral examinations (75%) may be notified to appear at a later date for the following qualifying examinations: a polygraph test, a medical examination (including a screen for controlled substances), 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, unsatisfactory employment history, or financial history. A credit report/investigation may be part of the background investigation.

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 make your request in writing, stating what the disability is, and provide recent proof of the disability.

If you have any questions and/or wish to speak with the recruiting team, please call (203) 576-8332.

Please direct questions regarding this position to

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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