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Job Title: Entry level Police Officer
Company Name: Hartford Police Department
Location: Hartford, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/22/2021
Expire Date: 11/22/2021
Job Categories: Law Enforcement, and Security
Job Description
Entry level Police Officer
SALARY: $61,123.40 - $84,458.40 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Police Department
OPENING DATE: 08/30/21
CLOSING DATE: 09/30/21 05:00 PM
Anticipated vacancies are in the Police Department. Under supervision, performs law
enforcement duties involving: the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime; the
apprehension of crime suspects; the preservation of peace; working with the community; and
performs public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service. Works 40 hours per week
on a shift rotation schedule involving weekends and holidays. Performs related work as required.
NOTE: Police Officers with proof of higher education that meet established criteria shall receive
Educational Incentive pay upon completion of their probationary period. Salary and benefits are
subject to collective bargaining.
The examination will consist of the rating of a written test, a physical agility test, and an oral test.
All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of the
position. To be appointed, candidates must also pass a background investigation consisting of a
criminal history check, polygraph examination, a psychological examination, a medical and drug
examination, physical agility examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, and a working
test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy. All parts of the
examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of
a Police Officer in a multi-culturally diverse environment. This examination and employment
process is subject to all federal, state, municipal laws, rules and regulations.
Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications at time of application:
AGE: Must be 21 years of age by the closing date and time this posting.
CITIZENSHIP: Must be a Citizen of the United States. Proof of Citizenship must be submitted
with your application. (Acceptable proof includes: US Government or State Government issued
Certificate of Birth, Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization Certificate, or valid US Passport).
EDUCATION: Must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited high school or GED from
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a state approved program. A copy of your High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or transcript
must be submitted with your application.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver's license. A copy of your valid Driver's License
must be submitted with your application.
Online: In order for your application to be accepted, a $25.00 application fee using a valid
Credit/Debit must be submitted with the application and received no later than the closing
date and time of this posting. This fee is non-refundable.
In-Person or Mail: In order for your application to be accepted, a $25.00 Money Order or
Certified Bank Check payable to the "City of Hartford" must be submitted with the
application and received no later than the closing date and time of this posting. Be sure to
write your name, address, and Position of "Police Officer" on the Money Order or Bank
Check. Cash and/or Personal Checks will not be accepted. This fee is non-refundable.
WRITTEN EXAM: To Be Determined
PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING: The City will administer the Physical Ability Test. Candidates
must pass the Physical Ability Test using the 40% Cooper Standards set by the Hartford Police
Department to stay in the testing process. If selected, candidates must pass using the 40%
Cooper Standards to enter the Academy. A City of Hartford Medical Approval Form,
completed by your physician, must be submitted on the date of the Physical Agility Test in order
to participate in the Physical Agility Test. CHIP Medical Approval forms will not be accepted.
The City will accept CHIP Cards as part of your application. Should you not possess and submit
to the Human Resources Office a CHIP Card by the date of the Written Examination, you will be
required to participate in the Physical Agility Test administered by the City of Hartford. For more
information on CHIP cards, visit www.certifyfit.com or call (203)-235-5865.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Must pass a thorough medical examination.
VISION: Without correction, not less than 20/100 in each eye; with correction not less than
20/30 in each eye. The candidate must have color vision and depth perception, binocular
vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 or better in each eye.
All experience and qualifications will be verified. A Background investigation will be administered.
Falsification of any information will automatically disqualify you from further participation in the
recruitment and testing process, additionally resulting in termination, if hired.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:City of Hartford, Human Resources Department
Company Name: Hartford Police Department
Contact Email:PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT
Website:joinHPD@hartford.gov Instagram@hartfordctpolice_recruitment
Company Description:
ABOUT US The men and women of the Hartford Police Department are committed to serving our community by working in partnership with the residents, businesses, and organizations that make up our great city. OUR MISSION To enhance the quality of life in the City of Hartford by developing partnerships with the community and other stakeholders in a manner that promotes problem solving and preserves a safe environment through professional law enforcement that respects human dignity. ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY Welcome to Hartford, CT! We’re an 18-square-mile city, home to 125,000 residents, world class dining, international cultural attractions, award winning entertainment venues and some of the largest corporations in the nation. Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making it Connecticut's fourth-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford. Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry. Almost 400 years old, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in the United States for several decades. In 1868, Mark Twain wrote before he died, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief." Today, Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty line.
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