Suffield - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Suffield Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$52,499 to $70,054 (Depending on Experience)
Location Suffield, CT

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Job Announcement

Suffield Police Department, CT Police Jobs

SUFFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS 

Posted:  June 9, 2020                         Application period ends: Open Until Filled 

Applications can be made on line at:   www.PoliceApp.com/SuffieldCT.

GENERAL DUTIES

The Town of Suffield seeks qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.  This is a full time (40 hour per week), hourly position in the Police Department.  Some of the duties include but are not limited to:  patrolling an assigned area on foot or in a motor vehicle to enforce laws and to prevent, detect and investigate complaints, motor vehicle violations and crimes.  He or she makes arrests, interviews suspects and witnesses, takes written statements, prepares written reports, assists other town agencies, administers CPR and/or first aid, directs traffic, as well as testifies in court.  Additional information about the Town of Suffield and the Suffield Police Department can be found at www.suffieldct.gov 

SALARY/BENEFITS

Starting Salary: $52,499 to $70,054 (Collective bargaining agreement is currently being negotiated)

Twelve paid holidays per year • Paid vacation days • Health Insurance • Retirement Plan • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Age: Applicants must be Twenty one (21) years of age at the start of the assigned POSTC accredited academy.
  • Education: Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • License: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Residency: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and reside within a twenty five (25) mile radius of the Police Department within one (1) year after completion of the department’s field training program.
  • Physical Examination:  Applicants must meet department physical fitness standards at the  40th percentile level certified through CHIP, Inc.  MUST SUBMIT A VALID C.H.I.P CARD AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
  • Drug Testing: Applicants shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirements and other factors:  Applicants must meet the highest legal and ethical standards.  Honesty and integrity are paramount to the profession.  Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation, including a polygraph, before any offer of employment.  An applicant may be disqualified for poor employment history, recent use of illegal drugs, or previously undetected criminal activity.
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TESTING REQUIREMENTS

The selection process will include, at a minimum, a detailed review of your application packet, and the successful completion of the Department’s selection process which includes but may not be limited to the following:

  • Written examination (Passing 70%)
  • Physical agility testing (C.H.I.P. at 40%, see www.certifyfit.com)
  • Oral examination (Passing 70%)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Detailed background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Chief’s interview
  • Police Commission Interview

 Applications will only be accepted on line at www.PoliceApp.com/SuffieldCT

All communications and notifications from Suffield Police Department will be done by e-mail through PoliceApp.com. Please log in to your account on regular basis to read and confirm all e-mails. If you have any questions about the hiring process please contact Lt. Ryan Burrell at (860-668-3870) or e-mail Rburrell@suffieldct.gov 

The Town of Suffield is an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.   The above posting is intended as a guide and is not a complete description of the position or process.

Want to learn more? Speak to members of the department June 17, 2020 at the 2020 Public Safety Virtual Career Fair! Register here


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