Westport - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentWestport Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
LocationWestport, CT


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Job Announcement

Westport, CT Police Jobs

WESTPORT, CT POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

Entry Level Police Officers

Notes: 

Westport is a waterfront community. Successful applicants will be required to pass a swim test consisting of a 100-yard swim (no time limit), treading water, and object retrieval at an 8-10 foot depth. 

The Westport Police Department does not permit facial piercings to be worn on duty and only female officers are permitted to wear 1 pair of small stud type earrings while on duty. For entry level officers, tattoos may not be visible while in uniform. Cover-ups such as bandages, "tat jackets", etc. are not permitted.

GENERAL DUTIES

See attached job description

 SALARY

Entry Level officers start at $59,348 with a 6-step pay scale. Top step is $83,081 and is generally reached within 4-5 years.  These salaries will change as the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires in June 2020. 

ABOUT WESTPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT 

While Westport may be considered a “bedroom community” we remain a very busy police department, responding to more than 25,000 calls every year. We are close to New York City; we have two Metro-North railroad stations and two major interstate highways (Routes 15 & 95) that pass through our town. Route 1 runs through Westport and is flanked by numerous commercial and retail businesses along its route. 

The 64 sworn officers of the Police Department serve a population of about 27,000 residents, which increases by approximately 8,000 people on weekdays. 

More information about the Department may be found at our website, located at www.westportctpd.org. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

The Westport Police Department holds its officers to the highest moral and ethical standards, beginning with the hiring process. Successful applicants must, at a minimum: 

  • Applicants must be a United States citizen, age 21 and over.
  • Minimum of a High School or G.E.D. required, Associates Degree or higher or military service is preferred.
  • Officers must reside within 35 miles of the Town of Westport by the time of graduation from the police academy.

The Westport Police Department will not consider an applicant for appointment if they have: 

  • Been convicted of a felony crime or any crime requiring registration per Connecticut state law
  • Been convicted of any Class A or B Misdemeanor other than minor traffic violation.
  • Committed an act of perjury or false statement.
  • Been arrested for Domestic Violence or Domestic assault.
  • Been Dishonorably Discharged from the military service.
  • Been terminated for cause from any government agency or department.

The Westport Police Department has a strong drug testing program in place. Use of the following drugs/substances within a 3-year period of the examination date will disqualify an applicant from consideration:

  • Cannabis substances (i.e. marijuana, hashish, hash oil,)
  • Stimulants or depressants (cocaine, crank, crystal methamphetamine, GHB, ecstasy, etc)
  • Performance-enhancing steroids

Use of the following drugs at any time will disqualify an applicant from consideration:

  • All hallucinogens
  • All narcotics (i.e., heroin, morphine, opium, methadone, cocaine, etc)

Applicants employment and military history, driving history, prior criminal activity, truthfulness and character will be factored into all decisions regarding an applicant’s status.

HIRING PROCESS 

  1. Application via Policeapp.com (online)
  2. CPCA Written Exam (minimum 70% score required)
  3. Physical Assessment (CHIP Test at 40%, must have CHIP card at the time of written exam: www.chip-inc.com )
  4. Oral Interview Panel (minimum 70% score required)
  5. Personal History Questionnaire
  6. Polygraph Examination
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. Background Investigation
  9. Physical Exam, Drug Screen, Stress Test
  10. Interview with Chief of Police

 

 

 


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