Ridgefield - Police Officer (Entry Level)

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Job Overview

Department Ridgefield Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer (Entry Level)
Salary$72,174 (Start) to $105,761 (Step 6)
Location Ridgefield, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Ridgefield Police Department, CT Police Jobs



Open Position: Police Officer – The Ridgefield Police Department is accepting applications from both entry level and certified police officers for the position of Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be at least 21 years of age, must be a U.S. Citizen must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and must possess a valid driver's CT drivers license.

Closing Date:

April 14, 2024


Applicants must be eligible to meet all requirements established by POSTC and the Ridgefield Police Department.


~Salary $72,174 (1st year) to $105,761 (5th year) (Top step as of July 2023)

~13 paid holidays

~Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

~Up to 25 Paid Vacation Days

~Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

~Evening and Night Shift Differential 

~Tuition Assistance

Selection Process:

The selection process will include, at minimum, successful completion of:


Please go to https://www.policeapp.com/Police-Associations/CPCA-Consortium/ to check the next available exam dates.

~CHIP Test - Physical Ability Assessment - Register For A Police Physical Fitness Test | CHIP

~Oral Board Examination

~Police Commission Oral Board Interview

~Polygraph Examination

~Psychological Assessment

~Medical Examination/Stress Test

~Eye Exam

~Drug Screening

~Extensive Background Investigation

Applicants will be contacted after the closing date.

Ridgefield Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. Female and minority candidates, as well as military veterans, are encouraged to apply. Please note the department’s tattoo policy located at the following link. www.ridgefieldct.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif4916/f/pages/tattoo_policy.docx.pdf. Also, within one year of hire, officers must reside within 25 air miles of Ridgefield.


Please direct questions regarding this position to rpdmjr@ridgefieldct.gov

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