Fairfield - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Fairfield Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$75,241 to $91,941
Location Fairfield, CT

Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

Town of Fairfield Police Department

Entry Level Police Officers

Fairfield Police Department, CT Police Jobs


February 14th, 2024


The Fairfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry level candidates for the position of Patrol Officer.  The Town of Fairfield is participating in the Connecticut Police Chief’s Association (CPCA) testing consortium.

How to Apply

Step 1 – You must register on PoliceApp.com in order to take the CPCA written exam. These tests are given at various dates and at different locations.  You must register on PoliceApp.com for these examinations.  You must pass the CPCA written with a score of 70% prior to submitting your application.

Step 2Applicants will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Examination to be held in Fairfield based on their written score results.  Not every candidate who receives a written score of 70% will advance.  The department reserves the right to set the cutoff score for advancement at higher than 70%, depending on the overall number of applicants.

Step 3 – Applicants must obtain a valid C.H.I.P. card with a passing score in the 40th %.  You do not need a valid CHIP card to apply, but will be expected to obtain one during the hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications must be met prior to employment as a police officer with the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate (or have passed a recognized General Educational Development Test.)
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Successfully pass the following:
    • Connecticut Police Chief’s Association Written exam with a score of 70% (see above details)
    • Physical Agility – obtain a C.H.I.P card with a 40% percentile passing score
    • Oral Board Examination
    • Preliminary interview and assessment
    • Interview with the Board of Police Commissioners
    • Polygraph examination
    • Psychological Examination
    • Medical Examination / Drug Screen
    • Extensive background investigation
    • Any other tests as may be determined

After six months of employment, individuals must reside within Connecticut and within a fifty (50) mile radius of the Town of Fairfield.


Any of the following will eliminate eligibility for employment with the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Any Felony Convictions
  • Any Conviction of a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor (under CT Law or in any other jurisdiction that if committed in this state, would constitute a Class A or B misdemeanor.)
  • Conviction of any act which would constitute perjury or false statement
  • Conviction for any domestic violence related misdemeanor crime.
  • Applicant must not have been dismissed from any law enforcement unit for malfeasance or other serious misconduct.
  • Applicant must not have resigned or retired from any law enforcement position while under investigation for any malfeasance or misconduct.

The Fairfield Police Department will conduct an extensive background investigation on each applicant once a conditional offer of employment is given.   This will include examination of each candidate’s driving history, criminal record, employment history, financial history, and past/present illegal drug use.  Prior conduct in police/security/corrections fields along with basic honesty and integrity will be extensively examined.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range is from $ 75,241 to $91,941 (at 20 years including longevity steps)
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical and prescription plan
  • Dental and Optical plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Package after 25 years of service
  • Military buy back
  • College incentive pay and tuition reimbursement
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 7 Paid Vacation days after 6 months of employment
  • 14 Paid Vacation days after 12 months of employment
  • Shift Differential Pay / Annual clothing allowance – plus uniform trade in.


Important Information

  • Conditional offers of employment do not guarantee a position as a Police Officer. Applicant must successfully complete all phases of testing to be hired. 
  • All applicants who meet the requirements and pass the above tests and are selected for employment must successfully complete recruit training at the Connecticut Police Academy or at an authorized POSTC Satellite Academy. Recruits may be required to spend several months at the academy in Meriden, CT.  Upon graduation, the recruit will be expected to successfully complete a minimum of 12 weeks in the Field Training program.  Failure to successfully complete the Field Training program will result in dismissal.
  • The applicant recognizes that all statements made on or in connection with his or her application are true, complete, and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. The applicant understands that incomplete, false, inaccurate, or misleading information given in the application, interview(s), or during the course of the background investigation will result in the rejection of the job application and/or withdrawal of any conditional job offer.  Any false information provided during the pre-employment phase, whether willingly or accidental, which is subsequently discovered, may result in immediate dismissal if currently employed.
  • The Fairfield Police Department will not be responsible in any way for financial contracts signed between individual officers and their respective agencies. Such contract(s), if they exist, are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
    • Individuals requesting a reasonable accommodation should submit an e-mail request in writing to Lt. Jason Kline at jkline@fairfieldct.org


The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Please direct questions regarding this position to Jkline@fairfieldct.org

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