City of Hartford - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department City of Hartford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$52,866.84 - $71,480.24 Annually
Registration FeeHartford Residents: $25.00
Non-Hartford Residents: $50.00
Location Hartford, CT

Job Announcement

CITY OF HARTFORD - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
invites applications for the position of:

Police Officer

SALARY: $52,866.84 - $71,480.24 Annually
OPENING DATE:  
CLOSING DATE: 04/03/2020  05:00 PM

 

DESCRIPTION:

Anticipated vacancies are in the Police Department. Under supervision, performs law enforcement duties involving the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime and the apprehension of crime suspects; and performs public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service, the preservation of peace and working with the community. Works 40 hours per week on a shift rotation schedule involving weekends and holidays. Performs related work as required.

NOTE: As of the date of this posting, the pay rate for Police Officer Recruits is $49,851.88/year until graduation from the Police Academy. Police Officers with proof of higher education that meet established criteria shall receive Educational Incentive pay upon completion of their probationary period. Salary and benefits are subject to collective bargaining.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The examination process consists of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test. To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year (after graduation from the Police Academy). All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-culturally diverse environment. This examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, municipal laws, rules and regulations.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • AGEMust be 21 years of age at the time of application.

 

  • CITIZENSHIPMust be a Citizen of the United States. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. (Acceptable proof includes: US Government or State Government issued Certificate of Birth, Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization Certificate, or valid US Passport).

 

  • EDUCATIONMust possess a High School Diploma from an accredited high school or GED from a state approved program. A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, GED CERTIFICATE, OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

 

  • DRIVER'S LICENSEMust possess a valid driver's license.  A COPY OF YOUR VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

 

  • CHIP TEST - : The City will accept CHIP Card as part of your application. Should you not possess a CHIP Card by the closing date, you will be required to participate in the Physical Ability Test administered by the City of Hartford or submit a copy of your valid CHIP Card by the date of the written exam. Please note, if you pass the Hartford Physical Ability Test it only qualifies you for the City of Hartford. You may submit your C.H.I.P. card up until the date of the written examination. For more information about the CHIP Test and to register for an upcoming CHIP Test go to:  www.CertifyFit.com.

 

  • CITY OF HARTFORD PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST: The City will administer the Physical Ability Test on a date TO BE DETERMINED for all applicants who DO NOT possess a valid CHIP Card by the date of the written exam. Candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test using the 30% Cooper Standards, set by the Hartford Police Department, to stay in the testing process. If selected, candidates must pass using the 40% Cooper Standards to enter the Academy. A Medical Approval Form, completed by your physician, must be submitted on the date of the Physical Ability Test in order to participate in the Physical Ability Test.

 

  • HARTFORD RESIDENTS: If you are claiming Hartford Residency, you must be a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency as indicated on the CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT must be submitted with application. (SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RESIDENCY).

 

  • PHYSICAL CONDITIONMust pass a thorough medical examination.

 

  • VISIONWithout correction, not less than 20/100 in each eye; with correction not less than 20/30 in each eye. The candidate must have color vision and depth perception, binocular vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 or better in each eye.

 

  • VERIFICATIONALL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE VERIFIED. A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION WILL BE ADMINISTERED. FALSIFICATION OF ANY INFORMATION WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION IN THE RECRUITMENT AND TESTING PROCESS AND WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION, IF HIRED.

 

  • APPLICATION FEE: The application fee for City of Hartford Residents is $25.00 and the application fee for Non-Hartford Residents is $50.00. This fee is non-refundable.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your completed application, all required documentation, and payment online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING PAYMENT AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET WILL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ONLINE AT POLICEAPP.COM/HARTFORDCT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME. 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Week of April 13 - 17, 2020.
 
CITY OF HARTFORD PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST: TO BE DETERMINED

 

Physical Ability Preparation: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Rain or Shine). Contact HPD Recruitment Division at joinhpd@hartford.gov or visit us on Instagram at @hartfordctpolice_recruitment for updates and additional information.

ORAL EXAMINATION: Week of April 27, 2020.

 

POLICE ACADEMY: October 2020.

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: For more information regarding the informational sessions, please contact the Hartford Police Department's Recruitment Division at JoinHPD@hartford.gov or check online at Instagram at hartfordctpolice_recruitment.

 
CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT:

In order to qualify for residency with the City of Hartford Human Resources Rules and Regulations, the City of Hartford requires that you provide irrefutable evidence to substantiate that at the date of your application for employment you are domiciled in the City of Hartford.

For the purpose of this Request, "DOMICILED" is defined to be "that place where an individual has his/her true, fixed and permanent home, where he or she normally eats and sleeps and maintains his or her normal personal and household effects."
 
You are required to complete and submit the Residency Affidavit (included in application) at the time of your application for employment.  You must also be prepared to submit any additional documentation, as the Director of Human Resources may require.  This information will be subject to verification during the background investigation.                               

NOTICE:   THE APPLICANT BEARS THE BURDEN TO SHOW LEGAL DOMICILE.  ANY FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION OR DISMISSAL.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR THROUGH EMAIL.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans.  Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form (included in application), along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

 


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