Waterbury - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Waterbury Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$1,199.85 Per Week
Registration FeeWaterbury Residents: $35.00
Non-Waterbury Residents: $35.00
Location Waterbury, CT

Job Announcement

Residency Not Required to Apply.




(Open Competitive Exam # 2339)

SALARY: $1,199.85 Per Week


Applications must be submitted online no later than:

FEBRUARY 16, 2022

Qualified applicants must apply online visiting www.Policeapp.com/WaterburyCT.

Additional information can be found on the City of Waterbury website www.waterburyct.org.

All correspondence and information regarding this Police Officer announcement, applications and testing process will occur through email and postings on www.PoliceApp.com/waterburyct. 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 OR have passed a 2022 Waterbury Physical Agility Test by February 26, 2022

Please visit the C.H.I.P website at https://www.certifyfit.com/chip-test/ for more information.


A $25 Application fee is required and payable online. Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM on FEBRUARY 16, 2022.  Applications will not be accepted after this closing date.


  • 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.
  • 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.


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 by 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
267 Grand Street, Main Entrance

Brass Mill Mall
Police Explorer Office, lower Level
Brass City Mall (East end)

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 & Oral Exam 30/70 Points
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.
*Physical Agility to be taken within 30 days of entering Academy. Physical agility Standards are available with this Police Officer announcement and at www.ct.gov.

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




Please direct questions regarding this position to clamb@waterburyct.org

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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