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Department New London Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleLEC Entry Level Police Officer
Salary(LEC Test) $67,815 - $84,117
Deadline Apr 7, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Location New London, CT
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Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

New London Police Department, CT Police Jobs





 If you meet the basic requirements and wish to become a police officer with the City of New London you must first take the Police Officer Written Examination. Fees, requirements, and terms associated with the written test are specified by the testing facility:

  Written Examination - L.E.C. regional examination ($85.00) Fee:  Complete the written examination administered by the Law Enforcement Council of Southeast Connecticut (L.E.C.).  Click HERE for further information and details.


The Police Officer Standard and Training Council regulation stipulates a candidate must be 21 years old to attend the Academy.  In order to take this examination, candidates must be 21 years of age prior to the Date of Examination.


This is a patrol officer position involving the responsibility for the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and maintaining law and order. The work necessitates the use of independent and mature judgment in making investigations and inspections and in deciding what course of action to take in emergency situations.



Candidate’s must successfully complete the written test administered by the Law Enforcement Council of Southeast Connecticut (L.E.C.).  Upon obtaining a competent numerical grade, which is predetermined by the New London Police Department, candidates will be notified of a check in and start time for the agility examination by a posting on the selected website, which will be available after the closing date. No one will be admitted into the exam after the specified start time. A valid Driver’s License is mandatory. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test without a valid driver’s license. Prompt attendance is crucial.



  1. Application: City of New London Employment Application through www.PoliceApp.com/NewLondonCT. You are encouraged to also provide a resume.
  2. Agility Test: Applicants who fail to meet the minimum standard set as passing for the Agility Test will not be considered a qualified candidate and can not proceed with any further testing.  C.H.I.P. (Complete Health & Injury Prevention) certification cards will not be accepted. The Police Academy will administer their own additional Agility Test prior to acceptance. You must pass the Academy's Agility Test in order to be accepted.
  3. Technical/Oral Exam: A panel consisting of three professionals and a moderator will conduct the exam. Candidates will be notified of the place and time of the exam. Scores will be mailed to the candidates. Applicants who do not meet the minimum standard will not be considered a qualified candidate and can not proceed with any further testing.
  4. Background Investigation: Packets will be distributed to all who pass the agility examination, and must be returned at the time of your oral exam.
  5. Polygraph: To be administered to top candidates selected by the Police Department, after receipt of all candidates' scores.
  6. Psychological Examination: Pass/Fail – To be administered to those candidates selected by the Police Department.
  7. Eligibility List: After formal testing has been completed; a ranked Eligibility List will be created. As positions become available, the Personnel Department will contact individuals on the Eligibility List. The Eligibility List will remain in effect for a period of one year after the testing has been completed.
  8. Physical Examination: Pass/Fail – To be administered by the City physician to those candidates selected by the Police Department to proceed in the process.


Please note that failure of any portion of the aforementioned testing process shall result in disqualification from further continuation in the hiring process.

Please direct questions regarding this position to jpelchat@newlondonct.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.

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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