Shelton - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

DepartmentShelton Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$60,190
Deadline1/19/2018 5:30 PM Eastern
LocationShelton, CT
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Notice: This Job closes at 5:30 PM Eastern on 1/19/2018

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Shelton, CT Police Jobs

CITY OF SHELTON JOB POSTING 10312017

JOB TITLE: POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY LEVEL

YEARLY WAGE: $60,190

The City of Shelton is accepting applications for an open competitive position as Police Officer to work within the Shelton Police Department. Interested candidates must apply by filing an application with PoliceApp.com and take the CPCA Entry Level written test.  The cost of said test is $95, which will be paid to PoliceApp.com by the applicant. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

The City of Shelton will be accepting applications via PoliceApp.com.   The application can be obtained and filed via the following link:

www.PoliceApp.com/SheltonCT 

The City of Shelton will not be accepting applications, unless filed with PoliceApp.com.  This application must be filed with PoliceApp.com after the written test and CHIP test requirements are met.  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:   

Police Officers in the City of Shelton, Connecticut, under regular supervision, perform basic law enforcement duties in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Shelton Police Department and in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws. They are responsible for protecting persons and properties within the City limits, enforcing criminal and traffic laws and City ordinances; maintaining peace and order; preventing and solving crime through visible uniformed patrol or criminal investigations, working with residents, City agencies, business officials, school officials, churches and youth to solve problems that threaten safety or lead to crime and fear of crime. The Shelton Police Officer Job Description is attached hereto, describing the examples of duties, supervision received and a more detailed job description, which terms and conditions will apply to each candidate hired.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: 

Shelton Police Union Contract, entry level Patrolman, $60,190, until certification.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years old, a citizen of the United States, hold a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license and meet the qualifications as determined by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council as approved in regulations Sec. 7-294e-1 through 7-294e-24 as may be amended from time to time. Testing will be conducted per the requirements of the City Ordinance §2-145a (Ordinance #876) relative to hiring Police Officers, Adopted February 13, 2014.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field preferred, or in lieu thereof, an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice or related field with two years of responsible employment or in lieu thereof, a high school graduate or equivalent with four (4) years of responsible employment.

MERIT SYSTEM TESTING: 

The top fifteen (15) candidates who successfully pass the written test will be invited to take an Oral Interview Test, at which time a resume will be required and additional personal information. A combined score of the written and oral test will determine the ranking assigned to each candidate. Each candidate will then be subject to satisfactory polygraph, background check, a psychological examination, drug screening, valid CHIP card and medical examination meeting departmental physical fitness standards.

The top ten (10) candidates will remain on a certified hiring list for at least one year from which the City will hire as positions may open.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 

All newly appointed police officers to the regular police department shall serve a probationary period of fourteen (14) months after completion of the Municipal Police Training Program and the department’s field training program.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 

Applications will be accepted for this position until 5:30pm January 19, 2018, however, each candidate must take the written test on November 18, 2017 and have a valid CHIP card.

THE SHELTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


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