New Haven - Entry Level Police Officer

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DepartmentNew Haven Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$44,404
Registration Fee$50.00
ContactNHPDJobs@newhavenct.gov
LocationNew Haven, CT


Job Announcement

** Position is subject to a NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 Application Fee.1

TO APPLY:

1) Go to www.policeapp.com/newhaven

2) Download and read the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook and follow all instructions for completing and submitting your application.  PLEASE READ THE HANDBOOK FIRST BEFORE APPLYING!!!!  Applicants are responsible for reading all instructions on how to apply as well as other important information on the application and testing process contained in the handbook. This handbook is also available at the reception window at the Dept. of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street Room 102 New Haven, CT 06510 and at NHPD Academy 710 Sherman Parkway New Haven, CT 06511.

3) Click Apply Now button at www.policeapp.com/newhaven and complete the application. Submit your ON-LINE application and $50.00 application fee (or fee waiver) no later than Friday, June 23, 20117 by 11:59 pm.

1 REGARDING THE APPLICATION FEE, YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE OPTION - YOU CANNOT SELECT FEE WAIVER AND PAY OPTION.  YOU MUST PAY THE APPLICATION FEE, OR DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELGIBLE TO SELECT THE FEE WAIVER. ALL OF THIS IS EXPLAINED IN THE APPLICANT HANDBOOK, WHICH IS WHY YOU MUST READ THE HANDBOOK BEFORE APPLYING.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is general duty police work.  Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, general enforcement of laws and ordinances as well as providing traditional and non-traditional service to the community.  Work involves an element of danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion.  Work is performed in accordance with Department rules and regulations, the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

Must be 21 years of age as of October 1, 2017; graduation from high school or possess a GED; must possess a valid driver’s license; be a US Citizen; and 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.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to meet and maintain throughout the course of employment established physical, medical and psychological requirements. 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.  Candidate must be willing to enter into a partnership with the Department to undertake a course of study in an approved field at an institute of higher learning, leading to an Associate’s Degree within five years after completing probationary period.  Must reside in New Haven, or within 20 miles of a town that borders New Haven, within six months after graduating from the Academy.

Position is subject to background/credit check, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug test upon conditional offer of employment.

1 Non-refundable Application Fee of $50 may be waived in cases of hardship.  Hardship must meet eligibility criteria and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Instructions for waiving fees are included in the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook available at www.policeapp.com/newhaven

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).  As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to an Elm City Local bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D

 

Please direct questions regarding this job to NHPDJobs@newhavenct.gov

 

 

Please direct questions regarding this job to NHPDJobs@newhavenct.gov


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