UConn - Police Officer (Certified or Trainee) - Various Statewide Locations

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Department UConn Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer (Certified or Trainee) - Various Statewide Locations
Salary$40,226 - $53,540
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Storrs, CT

Job Announcement

Police Officers (positions may be filled with P.O.S.T Certified Police Officers or Police Officer Trainees)

The University of Connecticut Police Department, an internationally accredited agency through CALEA, is inviting applicants to apply for Police Officer vacancies currently available throughout statewide locations of the University of Connecticut including Storrs, Hartford, Farmington, Stamford, Avery Point, and Waterbury. Applicants must be willing to work in a fast paced, diverse community. UConn Police Officers provide a wide range of police services along with investigation of criminal incidents, preparation of arrest and search warrant affidavits, enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws, and management of public demonstrations and large gatherings. Officers may patrol in cruisers, motorcycles, or bicycles. UConn Police Officers work a challenging schedule that includes major University events, NCAA athletics events, dignitary visits and other complex assignments.



P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer

In order to be considered for employment as a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:

  • Currently be a Certified Police Officer in the State of Connecticut through the Police Officers Standards and Training Council.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle operator’s license
  • Possess excellent written communication skills.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.

For more information on state class specification (job description), minimum qualifications and pay plans, go to: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6945


Police Officer Trainee

In order to be considered for employment as a Police Officer Trainee with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:

  • Current valid CPCA Entry Level Police Officer exam score.
  • Current valid CHIP card at the time of application or ability to pass department issued physical ability assessment.
  • Have no Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions or any act of perjury or false statement
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Have reached 21st birthday
  • Possess excellent written communication
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communications
  • Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community.

For more information on state class specification (job description), minimum qualifications and pay plans, go to: http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6945

*Applicants interested in trainee positions can visit https://www.policeapp.com/ to learn about CPCA exam dates.



  • A degree in any field of study from an accredited college/university.
  • Volunteer work in the community.
  • United States Military Service.



These are full time, permanent positions with rotating shifts. The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical and dental benefits.



Qualified applicants must apply online using https://www.policeapp.com/. To be eligible you must provide a resume, references, and a cover letter that includes why you want to become a Police Officer at the University of Connecticut; your expectations of the job and what skillsets you can bring to the Police Department.


Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon successfully completing Polygraph, Psychological, Background and Pre-Employment physical. (Search # 2019265)


This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 14, 2019.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.



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