Southbury - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Southbury Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Location Southbury, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Southbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs


Non-Certified (Entry Level)


The Town of Southbury is now accepting applications for both a certified and non-certified  Police Officer.   The Police Officer position involves the responsibility of the 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 benefit package including: defined pension after 20 years & age 50, paid sick time, paid holidays, paid vacation, personal time, a 4/2 schedule. Shifts are bid quarterly by seniority.


  • 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 23 full time police officers, one Resident Trooper Supervisor, 5 full time dispatchers, 2 part time dispatchers, and 2 civilian employees. 

For the Southbury Police Department, patrolling means more than being mobile and highly visible, it means getting officers out of the patrol cars more often, so they can interact with citizens and business owners in a more positive manner.  The Southbury Police Department prides itself on community involvement. 

The Southbury Police Department is striving to maintain a quality and professional Police Department. In addition to the basic technical skills officers receive additional training in DUI enforcement, Accident Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, and Computer Crimes.


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