Waterbury - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Waterbury Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration FeeWaterbury Residents: $25.00
Non-Waterbury Residents: $75.00
Location Waterbury, CT

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs




(Open Competitive Exam # 2226)    |   SALARY: $59,676.68-$75,426.96


Applications must be submitted online no later than:

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Qualified applicants must apply online visiting www.Policeapp.com/WaterburyCT.  All correspondence and information regarding this Police Officer announcement, applications and testing process will occur through email and postings on PoliceApp.com. Please be sure to check your email and the PoliceApp.com website on a regular basis to ensure receipt of crucial information. In addition, you must have a valid C.H.I.P card to apply. Please visit the C.H.I.P website at https://www.certifyfit.com/ for more information.

APPLICATION FEE: A $25 resident and $75 Non-resident application fee is required and payable online. Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM on November 15, 2019. Applications will not be accepted after this close date.


  • 1. Veterans – Veteran’s points will be awarded in accordance with the Connecticut State Statute. Five (5) for non-disabled veterans, ten (10)
    for disabled veterans. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Personnel Director before the date of the examination.
  • 2. Residents – Five (5) Residency points shall be added in accordance with the amendment to the Civil Service Ordinances dated March 18, 2011. Proper documentation and proof of residence must be submitted no later than the closing date for applications.

FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary) Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation; paid Sick Days; paid Personal Days.

APPLICATIONS may be completed at www.PoliceApp.com/WaterburyCT or using our Computer Kiosks, available at the following locations indicated below. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Human Resources Department
236 Grand Street, Room 202

Waterbury Police Department
255 East Main Street

Police Athletic League (PAL)
64 Division Street

Silas Bronson Library
Grand Street, Main Entrance

Brass Mill Mall
Police Explorer Office, lower Level
Brass City Mall (near Macy’s)

City Hall
235 Grand Street
Main Entrance

In order to qualify for this exam, you must meet the following criteria as of the final closing date:

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. (Must submit a copy with Application)
  • Be a Citizen of the United States.
  • CHARACTER: Good moral character and habits. (Criminal Background Process will be done)
  • Must have a valid Motor Vehicle License with a good driving history
  • AGE: Twenty-one (21) years to be eligible for certification to position of Police Officer.
  • Applicants age eighteen (18) and above may apply.

The Parts & Weight for this exam are:

1. Written Exam 100%
2. Background & Polygraph** Pass/Fail
3. Psychological** Pass/Fail
4. Medical** Pass/Fail
5. Oral Interview Pass/Fail
6. Physical Agility* Pass/Fail


** After a conditional offer of employment is made.
*The preliminary Physical Agility Test will be administered by CHIP. Applicants who advance to the Academy will be required to retake & pass the Physical Ability Test within 30 days of the Academy.

Individuals appointed shall be required to serve a working probationary period which, in effect, is the final phase of the examination. 




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.

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