New London - Entry Level Police Officer (NLPD Written)

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Department New London Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer (NLPD Written)
Salary(NLPD Written) $68,832 - $84,117
Deadline Aug 9, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location New London, CT
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Written Examination -

New London Police Department Written Exam


This is a patrol officer position involving the responsibility for the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and maintaining law and order. The work necessitates the use of independent and mature judgment in making investigations and inspections and in deciding what course of action to take in emergency situations.


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid State of CT drivers license
  • Must be physically able to perform the duties of a Police Officer
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examinations along with controlled substance screening
  • Must be in and remain in good physical condition


Candidate’s must successfully complete the written test administered by the Law Enforcement Council of Southeast Connecticut (L.E.C.).  Upon obtaining a competent numerical grade, which is predetermined by the New London Police Department, candidates will be notified of a check in and start time for the agility examination by a posting on the selected website, which will be available after the closing date. No one will be admitted into the exam after the specified start time. A valid Driver’s License is mandatory. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test without a valid driver’s license. Prompt attendance is crucial.



  1. Application: City of New London Employment Application through You are encouraged to also provide a resume.
  2. Agility Test: Applicants who fail to meet the minimum standard set as passing for the Agility Test will not be considered a qualified candidate and can not proceed with any further testing. C.H.I.P. (Complete Health & Injury Prevention) certification cards will not be accepted. The Police Academy will administer their own additional Agility Test prior to acceptance. You must pass the Academy's Agility Test in order to be accepted.
  3. Technical/Oral Exam: A panel consisting of three professionals and a moderator will conduct the exam. Candidates will be notified of the place and time of the exam. Scores will be mailed to the candidates. Applicants who do not meet the minimum standard will not be considered a qualified candidate and can not proceed with any further testing.
  4. Background Investigation: Packets will be distributed to all who pass the agility examination, and must be returned at the time of your oral exam.
  5. Polygraph: To be administered to top candidates selected by the Police Department, after receipt of all candidates' scores.
  6. Psychological Examination: Pass/Fail – To be administered to those candidates selected by the Police Department.
  7. Eligibility List: After formal testing has been completed; a ranked Eligibility List will be created. As positions become available, the Personnel Department will contact individuals on the Eligibility List. The Eligibility List will remain in effect for a period of one year after the testing has been completed.
  8. Physical Examination: Pass/Fail – To be administered by the City physician to those candidates selected by the Police Department to proceed in the process.

Please note that failure of any portion of the aforementioned testing process shall result in disqualification from further continuation in the hiring process.

The New London Police Department is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workplace where differing perspectives are a source of strength. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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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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