New Canaan - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department New Canaan Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$72,941 (Step 1) to $101,843 (at Step 5)
Location New Canaan, CT
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Job Announcement

New Canaan Police Department, CT Police JobsNow Accepting Applications for


The New Canaan Police Department is an internationally accredited agency that is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time entry level Police Officer. Applicants must be a U.S Citizen, at least 21 years of age, and have a high school or equivalent degree.  A minimum score of 40% on the CHIP Test and a minimum passing score of 75% on the CPCA Entry Level Written Exam are required prior to applying.  Eligible candidates will be required to complete and successfully pass a peer interview, polygraph examination, Police Commission interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination and a thorough background investigation. A competitive wage and benefits package will be offered in accordance with the current labor contract.  There is no residency nor proximity requirement for employment with the department.  Applicants must go to to apply.  This recruitment process will remain open until all positions are filled or at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Any questions should be directed to Sgt. Brian Mitchell at or 203-594-3506. Veterans, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The New Canaan Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


  • Salary Range $69,426--$96,936
  • Extra Duty Rate of $85/hour
  • Defined Benefit Pension
  • Military Buyback of up to 4 years toward Pension
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Up to 24 Days Paid Vacation per year
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Evening and Night Shift Differential
  • Education and First Responder Stipends
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Uniform & Equipment Purchase Allowance
  • Uniform Cleaning Allowance


Career Opportunities

  • Special Response Team
  • School Resource Officer
  • Police Bike Patrol
  • Police Motorcycle Patrol
  • Accident Reconstruction Team
  • K-9
  • Community Impact Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Detective Bureau



  • 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.

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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.

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