Colchester - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Colchester Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary(LEC Exam) $62,774 to start, $80,828 @ 4 years, $92,518 @ 10 years per contract
Deadline Nov 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Colchester, CT
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Paid Vacations, 15 Paid Holidays, 4 Personal Days, Anthem Health Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Clothing - Equipment Allowance, lucrative 401a Retirement: 8% match vested after Five (5) years, Take home car (off probation, must live within 20 miles), Longevity Bonus, eligible for 457 retirement and 125 dependent care accounts.


  • Employment applications must be complete and must show that all eligibility requirements have been met the date the application is submitted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements by the date that your application is submitted:

  • 21 years of age
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Graduation from high school, technical school, or an equivalent as certified by the State Department of Education

These eligibility requirements MUST BE COMPLETED by the date that your application is submitted and MUST BE LISTED on the application under education or employment. Documentation of eligibility requirements will be required at a later date.


  • Applicants must be of good character.
  • Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or who have been dishonorably discharged from any police or fire department or from the Armed Forces of the United States are ineligible.
  • A thorough investigation of character and of all statements in the application will be made before any applicant is considered for appointment.
  • Applicants must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, the ability to read and write in English without difficulty, the ability to make clear and concise written reports and the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and others.
  • Permanent residence subsequent to appointment must be established in CT by the time of appointment.
  • Weight must be in proportion to height.
  • Must have considerable agility and be free from disease or abnormality that impairs one’s ability to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Must have normal color vision and vision shall be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Must have no significant defects of the ear.
  • Must be a non-smoker.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.



Applicants must successfully pass a COOPER Physical Agility test at the 50th percentile hosted by the Colchester Police.
Applicants must obtain a Medical Waiver (provided) signed by their Doctor to be able to participate.

At this time we are NOT a C.H.I.P. participating department.  ALL candidates must complete this portion of the hiring process.***

A Physical Agility Exam has been set for Sunday April 7th, 2024 at 9:00 AM. Once you submit your application, we will e-mail you further details.


  • Patrols on foot, on bicycle, or in car an assigned area to prevent and detect violations of laws and ordinances.
  • Maintains order and protects life and property.
  • Makes arrests for violations of law.
  • Facilitates arrests and uses force or defends against the use of force as is required.
  • Testifies in court in regard to matters of which s/he has knowledge.
  • Investigates accidents and offenses against law and order.
  • Makes reports and keeps accurate records.
  • Directs traffic and operates traffic signals.
  • Observes and recognizes people, vehicles, and places being able to accurately describe them.
  • Hears and understands ordinary conversation with each ear.
  • Does related work as required.
  • Works under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant or other superior officer who reviews performance frequently for completeness and conformance with orders and regulations.


Written Test:

Applicants must have passed the Law Enforcement Council of CT Entry Level or Certified Police Officer Written Exam with a 70% or greater in order to submit their application.  Check the LEC of CT Written Exam Schedule page for test locations, times and registration information.

Physical Agility:

Applicants who pass the written test with a score of 70% or higher may be invited to take the Colchester Police Physical Agility. 

Questions may be directed to CPL Bryan Kowalsky, Colchester Police Department:

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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