Cheshire - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentCheshire Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$53,226.00 to $79,642.00
ContactPoliceApp@cheshirect.org
LocationCheshire, CT

Job Prerequisites


Job Announcement

Job Description and Environment:

The Town Of Cheshire is now accepting applications for the position of entry level Police Officer. This is a patrol officer position involving the responsibility for the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and maintaining law and order.  Patrol Officers provide Police Services to the Town of Cheshire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so successful applicants should be prepared to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.  Police Officers must use their own judgment and act without supervision in emergencies.  Work is reviewed through reports, on-the-job inspection, and observations of results obtained. Successful applicants should be prepared to begin basic training at the Connecticut Police Academy during the Fall of 2018. 

The Town of Cheshire offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: paid sick time, paid holidays, paid vacation, a 5/2-5/3 schedule for Patrol Officers, and a 401(a) retirement savings plan where the town will match of up to 6% of an employees contribution.  There are also other incentives such as shift differential (for evenings and night shift), sick time buy back, educational incentive, tuition reimbursement for continued studies related to law enforcement, and an optional Town administered 457 deferred compensation plan.  The Cheshire Police Department offers a number of opportunities for career enhancement; Detective and Traffic Divisions, School Resource Officer (SRO), Community Relations, Special Response Team (S.R.T.), motorcycle, bike, ATV, and K-9 Officer.

The Town of Cheshire is ranked among the top small towns by Money Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. Cheshire has been selected by Money Magazine as one of the 50 best places to live in the nation, ranking 39th among “America’s best small towns.”  Cheshire was recognized for good schools, a sense of community, and safety.  In addition, the Location, Inc. and Neighborhood Scout have identified Cheshire as one of the safest cities in America. The Town was designated the 19th Safest City (population >25,000) in America in 2017.  

Qualifications:

Candidate must have NO Felony or Class A or B Misdemeanor Convictions

Candidates must be a US citizen, possess valid CT driver’s license at time of appointment, have earned a High School Diploma (or GED Equivalent), be a non-smoker, and be at least age 21 upon appointment.   

Candidates will need to have taken and passed (minimum passing score of 70%) a CPCA written exam prior to the closing date for applications.  There is an exam scheduled for June 23, 2018 in Cheshire, CT.  

In addition to the written exam, candidates must possess a current CHIP card (for more information regarding CHIP card and their applicable fees, please visit http://www.chip-inc.com/default.asp).  There is a Physical Ability Assessment test to obtain a CHIP card scheduled for June 16, 2018, site TBD. 

 

Testing Process:

Following the application submission, a number of applicants will be asked to participate in an Oral Panel Examination.  Furtherance in the process will require applicants to pass a rigorous background investigation to include, but not limited to, a polygraph and psychological examination, medical examination with drug screening, financial review with credit check, and an interview with the Chief of Police.

 

Salary: 

Salary range is $53,226 upon appointment to $79,642 after 4 years of service.

The Town of Cheshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing non-discriminatory employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Closing date for applications is at 2359hrs (11:59 P.M.) on July 15, 2018.   

Questions can be directed to policeapp@cheshirect.org. 

 

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