Southbury - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Southbury Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$66,950.00 (Top Step 2025, $92,671.82)
Location Southbury, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement



Non-Certified (Entry Level)


The Town of Southbury is now accepting applications for entry level Police Officers. The Police Officer position involves responsibility for protection of life and property, the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes and ordinances and maintaining law and order.  Police Officers must use logic, common sense, and their own judgment while acting with and without supervision in emergency situations.  The Town of Southbury offers a comprehensive benefit package including: defined pension after 20 years & age 50, paid sick time, paid holidays, paid vacation, personal time, life and long-term disability insurance and a 4/2 schedule. Starting salary is $65,000.00. Patrol top step (2022) $87,352.08, (2023) $89,972.64, (2024) $92,671.82. Please direct questions regarding this position to Sergeant Grillo at


  • CHIP Physical Ability Card
  • CPCA Entry Level Written Exam with a 70% or better
  • 21 Years of age at the time of appointment
  • High School or General Educational Development Diploma (minimum)
  • Possess a valid Connecticut Driver's License
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No DWI Convictions
  • No Class A or Class B Misdemeanor Convictions
  • No arrests/convictions of domestic violence
  • No acts of perjury or false statements


  • Oral Panel Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Physical Examination including drug screening
  • Psychological Examination


The Southbury Police Department consists of 25 full-time police officers, one Resident Trooper Supervisor, 5 full-time dispatchers, 2 part-time dispatchers, and 2 civilian employees. The Southbury Police Department serves a population of about 20k residents, over an area of about 40 sq/mi.

For the Southbury Police Department, community policing means more than being mobile and highly visible.  It means frequently interacting with citizens and business owners in a more personal and positive manner.  The Southbury Police Department prides itself on community involvement. 

The Southbury Police Department is proud of its officers' professional development and partnership with the community they serve. Our officers are dedicated to providing the most professional policing services possible to our community. We look for applicants that have a strong work ethic, a strong moral character, a firm commitment to honesty and integrity, and a genuine desire to serve their community. We only hire the greatest applicants, and we want you to be one of them.


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