Waterbury - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Waterbury Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$70,078.66 - $88,574.31 (Top Step $95,793 after 7/1/25 w/o Added Incentives with 4+ Yrs Experience)
Location Waterbury, CT

Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs





$70,078.66 - $88,574.31 (Current as of 7/1/2023)

$72,181.02 - $91,231.53 (7/1/2024)

$75,790.07 - $95,793.11 (7/1/2025)

Up to $105,156.60 at Top Step with Included 13 Paid Holidays, Shift Differential, Annual Uniform Allowance & Annual Higher Education Stipend, if Applicable! (7/1/2025)

*Not Including Additional Overtime & Extra Duty ($84.45/hr as of 7/1/2025)!

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs


Applications must be submitted online no later than 12:00 noon:


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 employment announcement and applications 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.

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs


  • Choose from Available Health Insurance Plans (Employee Contributions Vary)
  • Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual, and Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation Days, Paid Personal Days, and Paid Sick Days



EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

Enforces the ordinances of the City and all relevant State and Federal laws; Patrols assigned areas or beats; Checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences to detect any suspicious conditions; Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances; Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail or court and appears in court; Directs traffic and either arrests or gives violation tickets to those who break traffic laws; Checks automobile parking in restricted areas and given violation tickets when necessary; Works at desk and answers telephone, maintains records, prepares reports, sends and receives messages on computers and performs other clerical and administrative duties including but not limited to arrest reports; Books prisoners and sees that they have medical care if needed; Looks up police records of prisoners; Performs traffic posts at major incidents not limited to fires, crime scenes and accidents. Attends fires or accidents in assigned area as directed giving all possible assistance and preparing necessary reports; Maintains order in crowds and attends parades, funerals or other public gatherings; Watches for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons; Performs preliminary investigations and enforces City and State laws pertaining to juvenile offenders; Answers criminal complaints and takes necessary corrective action; Give advice on laws, ordinances and general information to the public; Operates motorcycle, bicycle, or patrol wagon as required; Takes photographs of minor incidents and scenes of crime; Senior patrol officers may act as Police Sergeant in their absence as directed; Enforces parking meter ordinances; Collects from meters and makes and issues peddlers’ licenses as required.

In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. (Must submit a copy with Application)
  • Be a Citizen of the United States.
  • Good Moral Character and Habits. (Criminal Background Process will be done)
  • Must have a Valid Motor Vehicle License with a Good Driving History
  • Must be at least Twenty-One (21) Years of Age or Older.
  • Must meet all requirements as indicated in the State of CT Police Officer Standards and Training Council Job Description
  • Individuals Appointed Shall be Required to Serve a Working Probationary Period.

Applications MUST be completed at www.policeapp.com/waterburyct

Paper Applications WILL NOT be Accepted.


  1. Register & Pass the CPCA Entry Level Police Officer Exam (60% Passing)

  2. Submit Policeapp.com Online Application

  3. Pass Physical Agility Test (Waterbury Agility or CHIP Test Accepted at 40%)

  4. Pass Background Investigation

  5. Pass Polygraph Examination

  6. Pass Psychological Examination

  7. Pass Medical Examination & Drug Screening

  8. Pass Oral Board

  9. Accept Job Offer

  10. Begin Police Academy


Appeal Process: An applicant may appeal notice of not meeting the minimum qualifications (Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Section 3741, Subsection B, Article 9) to the Civil Service Commission within seven (7) days of the date on such notice. Please notify the Civil Service Office of a change in address. Notification will be mailed to the address written on your application.

EEOP Utilization Report is available upon request.

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs

Waterbury Police Department, CT Police Jobs

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

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