Stamford - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Stamford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$65,307 - $85,994
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Stamford, CT

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

 Stamford Police Department, CT Police Jobs



Police Officer Recruitment and Employment


For more information on the recruitment process please contact  Lieutenant Junes at (203) 977-7968

The City of Stamford is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. This position is general duty police work involving responsibility for the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established police rules and procedures. Police Officers must use their own judgment and act without supervision in meeting emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for employment as a police officer with the Stamford Police Department, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years old at time of appointment (applicants who have not reached their 21st birthday will be able to take the written test, but will not be considered for appointment until their 21st birthday).
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license (upon hiring)
  • Have no Class A misdemeanor or B misdemeanor criminal convictions or any act of perjury or false statement.
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Must be of good moral character and reputation.
  • Meet or exceed the Cooper Institute 40% Physical Performance Standard in the four basic tests of the pre-employment Physical Ability Assessment to obtain a Complete Health and Injury Prevention (CHIP) Card BY DECEMBER 17TH, 2023
  • Must meet department medical standards for Police Officer Candidates.

Residency Points

The City of Stamford wishes to promote the recruitment and hiring of city residents.  To this end, residency points are awarded.   Candidates requesting residency points must provide proof that they have been domiciled in the City of Stamford, Connecticut for a period of at least 12 months prior to the date of the receipt of application for the entry level police officer exam.

Veteran’s Points

Veteran’s points will be added to a final passing score (maximum score=100 points) to veterans who have completed active military service with an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.  Form DD-214 is required to verify military service and the right to receive veteran’s points. 


The City of Stamford employee benefits include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Plan
  • Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave Time
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Initial Steps to Becoming a Police Officer

Notice:  Entry level test and oral assessment is November 4, 2023.  Application deadline is October 13, 2023.

Online application must be completed through

Step One

  • Determine whether you meet the department’s minimum qualifications.

Step Two

  • Obtain a valid Complete Health and Injury Prevention (CHIP) Card by registering to take the Physical Ability Assessment online. Assessments may also be scheduled at  The current fee to take the assessment is $85.

Step Three

  • Apply for the exam online at The current fee is $35 (may be waived for financial hardship). To apply for a waiver, contact Rosemarie Frager at or 203-977-4068.

Step Four

  • An eligibility list is established of all candidates who have passed the agility, written and oral examinations. List is valid for one year or until it is exhausted; whichever comes first.



The phases listed below are intended to serve as a general guideline for informational purposes only. 

Phase I

  • Physical Ability Assessment/C.H.I.P. card; good for six (6) months. Fee is $85. 
  • Written Examination. Fee for written examination is $35 (plus Police App Service Charge).  Fees may be waived due to financial hardship by contacting Rosemarie Frager at or 203-977-4068.
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Eligibility List

Phase II

  • Conditional offer of employment
  • Background questionnaire
  • Document review, fingerprinting and photograph

Phase III

  • Medical examination and drug screen
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological evaluation

Phase IV

  • Candidate review
  • Selection
  • Physical Ability assessment
  • Hiring – Probationary appointment
  • Police Academy

Phase V

  • Post academy Training
  • Field training and Evaluation
  • Certification as Police Officer
  • Eighteen months probationary period upon certification


If you fail to appear for any part of the examination process your name will be removed from any further consideration.   

Questions can be answered by calling Rosemarie Frager, HR Manager, Human Resources Division via email at or phone (203) 977-4068 or fax (203) 977-4075 or the Stamford Police Department Recruiting Team via email to

For more information on the recruitment process please contact  Lieutenant Junes at (203) 977-7968 

This information is intended as a guide to the recruitment process and not a complete description of the process.

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact Rosemarie Frager at 203-977-4068 or


The City of Stamford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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