Meriden Police Department

Chief Roberto Rosado
Address 50 West Main Street
Meriden CT 06451
Phone 203-238-1911
Fax 203-238-2800

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Meriden - Entry Level Police Officer $57,152 to $87,526 April 20, 2023
Meriden - Certified Police Officer $76,481.60 September 17, 2023







The City of Meriden is currently accepting applications for entry level police officer. To be eligible to apply, you must have successfully completed the physical ability exam (CHIP Card) and CT Chiefs of Police (CPCA) written test If selected to advance in the process, there will be an oral examination and written essay. Additionally, candidates must pass a psychological exam, medical exam including drug screen, polygraph examination, and extensive background investigation.


   We offer a competitive a starting salary, paid vacation, earned time off, personal days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, bilingual translation pay, an excellent benefits package, opportunity for advancement, and opportunity for special assignments.


   Patrol officers work four eight hour shifts followed by two days off and bid for their shift assignment by seniority three times a year. Shift differential for evening and midnight shift is currently 7% and 6% respectively. Current contractual benefits include 15 paid sick days per year, 10 vacation days for 1-4 years of service, 15 vacation days for 5-9 years of service, 20 vacation days for 10-19 years of service, and 25 vacation days for 20+ years of service. Officers receive 2 personal days per year and may choose an additional 11 days off instead of holiday pay. Our current pension system is a hybrid pension plan. There is a 50% of base pay after 25 years of service along with a pension benefit and a Direct Contribution Money Purchase Plan including a 401a plan which the City matches 3% contributions. Currently, top pay grade for a patrol officer is $87,526.40 after three years and a half years of service. That salary step increases to $91,520 on 7/1/2024. 


   Police officers may participate in open competitive promotional testing after 4 years of service with the Meriden Police Department. 


   Special assignments for police officers include School Resource Officer, Community Policing Unit, Motorcycle Officer, Crime Suppression Unit, SWAT Team Member, Hostage Negotiator, DEA Task Force, Statewide Narcotics Task Force, Postal Task Force, ATV Patrol, Bike Patrol, Traffic Unit, Accident Reconstruction, and K9 Handler. Meriden has a full time Detective Bureau with the following divisions: Major Crimes, Sex Crimes, Youth Division, Fraud/Forgery/Financial Crimes, Narcotics & Vice, Human Trafficking, and Evidence/Identification.


    The City of Meriden reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine that an applicant is not qualified for a position based upon a background check, psychological evaluation, prior work history, or other job related factors.


    The City of Meriden is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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