New Haven - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department New Haven Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$50,745 Entry; Police Officer 2nd [2nd year] $60,259; Police Officer [full] $78,050
Registration Fee$35.00
Location New Haven, CT
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Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

City of New Haven


The next Written Exam: July 18, 2024;

Oral Exam: the week of July 28th, 2024  (locations TBD)

(note the deadline to apply to participate in this exam cycle is July 12, 2024.)




Be prepared - the next CHIP tests take place on:

June 23, 2024   

June 30, 2024

  July 13, 2024


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You may be eligible for a reduced rate or full waiver of the CHIP fee. See Applicant Guide for information.

 Entry Level Salary: $50,745

1st year: $50,745; 2nd year: $60,259; 3rd year: $78,050

It is strongly suggested that you read Police Officer Applicant Guide (available above) before applying.





Required at time of application:




  • Must possess all abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to:
  • Ability to use dangerous equipment or material or work in dangerous surroundings.
  • Ability to respect the rights of others and to cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully.
  • Ability to instruct others, to help others learn how to do or understand something.
  • Ability to read and understand written material.
  • Ability to write clearly, in detail, using technical terms.



  • Must be able to meet and maintain throughout the course of employment established physical, medical, and psychological requirements.
  • Must maintain a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete the Basic Police Officer’s Training program as established by the Police Officer Standards & Training Council and maintain certification during course of employment. 


Additional information, including the following, can be found in the Applicant Guide (available under Login & Apply Now button).
  • Exam Weights
  • Tentative Timelines
  • Fee Waivers
  • Veteran & Residency Preference Points
  • ADA Accommodation
Employment is subject to background/credit check, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug test, upon conditional offer of employment.


Note - per New Haven Civil Service Rules, candidates who fail an exam or withdraw from the process are not eligible to have scores considered within six months of the date of exam.  Only scores from subsequent exams beyond the six-month period are eligible for New Haven. For example: if you took the exam August 1, 2023, but withdrew from the process in December, the date of the next exam you take for consideration for New Haven must be six months passed the test date, or February 1, 2024. If you were to take an exam before that date, your scores would not be eligible for consideration in New Haven.

This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Elm City Local of the CT Alliance of City Police, formerly Local 530, Council 15, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO


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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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