Manchester - Entry Level Police Officer
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ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER
The Manchester Police Department has much to offer those interested in a law enforcement career. One of only 18 nationally accredited agencies in Connecticut, the department maintains a K-9 team, motorcycle unit, regional tactical unit, accident reconstruction unit, regional narcotics unit, bike patrol unit, and much more.
The department’s focus is on community policing and partnering with the community to provide a safer environment. Our mission is guided by three simple words…Integrity, Compassion, and Fairness.
Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related field, 60 college credits or two years of full-time active military service with honorable discharge. Copy of college transcript or diploma, or DD214 must accompany application.
Candidates must be of good moral character, with no record of dishonorable discharge from any police or fire department or from the armed forces of the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted and a polygraph and psychological evaluation shall be used.
Must have considerable agility and endurance. Candidates must pass the physical agility examination at the Coopers 40th percentile administered by the agency as part of the conditional offer of employment. A minimum of 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes is required, along with normal hearing. The physical examination will include a screening for use of illegal drugs and controlled substances.
THE HIRING PROCESS
A Police Officer of the Town of Manchester represents the Town and performs duties affecting safety and security of the community. The process of selecting people for employment as Police Officers is extremely important and includes several parts. Visit our RECRUITMENT page for valuable information about what will be required of you during this process:
Oral Panel Examination
Post-Offer Physical Examination
The department is an equal opportunity employer that seeks a diverse group of men and women willing to embrace our mission.
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. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.