Vernon - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Vernon Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$64,130 up to $ 87,981.92 year 5
Deadline Jun 30, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Vernon, CT
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Vernon Police Department, CT Police Jobs





Paid Vacations, 13 Paid Holidays, Anthem Health Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Clothing - Equipment Allowance, Retirement Pension


  • Do not apply online. Please contact Sgt Todd Thiel at or call 860-872-9126 ext 3760,
  • Certified Officer hired after 7-1-00 may purchase, during the first year of employment, for retirement plan purposes only, up to three (3) years of service as a sworn police officer in another municipality, provided the employee actually performed law enforcement work, and provided the employee is not entitled to a pension from the municipality.
  • Certified Officers are eligible for a $500.00 bonus for each year of experience as a certified officer, 5 years max at $2,500.00


  • Employment applications may be filed on-line at
  • Employment applications must be complete and must show that all eligibility requirements have been met the date the application is submitted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements by the date that your application is submitted:

  • 21 years of age at time of hire
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Graduation from high school, technical school, or an equivalent as certified by the State Department of Education

    These eligibility requirements MUST BE COMPLETED by the date that your application is submitted and MUST BE LISTED on the application under education or employment. Documentation of eligibility requirements will be required at a later date.


  • Applicants must be of good character.
  • Applicants who have a criminal record or who have been dishonorably discharged from any police or fire department or from the Armed Forces of the United
    States are ineligible.
  • A thorough investigation of character and of all statements in the application will be made before any applicant is considered for appointment.
  • Applicants must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, the ability to read and write in English without difficulty, the ability to make clear and concise written reports and the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and others.
  • Permanent residence subsequent to appointment must be established within a period of time specified by the Chief of Police and Town Administrator and must be located within a reasonable distance of the Town of Vernon as determined by the Chief of Police and Town Administrator.
  • Weight must be in proportion to height.
  • Must have considerable agility and be free from disease or abnormality that impairs one’s ability to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Must have normal color vision and vision shall be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Must have no significant defects of the ear.
  • Must be a non-smoker.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Applicants must obtain a COMPLETE HEALTH & INJURY PREVENTION INC. (CHIP) card showing successful completion of the Connecticut POST physical ability assessment. Information on obtaining a CHIP card may be obtained from Complete Health and Injury Prevention, LLC. at CHIP Test


  • Patrols on foot or in car an assigned area to prevent and detect violations of laws and ordinances.
  • Maintains order and protects life and property.
  • Makes arrests for violations of law.
  • Facilitates arrests and uses force or defends against the use of force as is required.
  • Testifies in court in regard to matters of which he has knowledge.
  • Investigates accidents and offenses against law and order.
  • When assigned to the Detective Division, conducts investigations of complaints that cannot be completed at the time by the investigating officer.
  • Makes reports and keeps accurate records.
  • Directs traffic and operates traffic signals.
  • Observes and recognizes people, vehicles, and places being able to accurately describe them.
  • Hears and understands ordinary conversation with each ear.
  • Does related work as required.
  • Works under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant or other superior officer who reviews performance frequently for completeness and conformance with orders and regulations.


CHIP test:

Applicants must have a valid CHIP card in order to submit their application by the closing date.  To view the CHIP Schedule and to register for a test click here.  

Written Test:

Applicants must have passed the Connecticut Police Chief Written test with a 70% or greater in order to submit their application by the closing date.  Check the CPCA page for test locations, times and registration information.

Oral Interview:

Applicants who pass the written test with a score of 80% or higher may be invited to take the Oral Interview. As the needs of the Vernon Police Department dictate, Admission to the oral interview may be limited.

Questions may be directed to Sgt. Todd Thiel, Vernon Police Department, 860-872-9126, extension 3760,, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Please direct questions regarding this position to

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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