New Britain - Certified Police Officer Job at Wallingford Police Department, New Britain, CT

  • Wallingford Police Department
  • New Britain, CT

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New Britain - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview




Job Title

Certified Police Officer


$75,829 - $82,524

Registration Fee




New Britain, CT

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Job Announcement

The City of New Britain

Civil Service Commission


An Open Competitive Examination

To Create an Employment List for


Annual Salary…………$75,829.00 - $82,524.00 depending on experience

Certified Officers with a minimum of 30 months experience as a police officer are provided two weeks of vacation time for the first five years of employment.  Time increases thereafter in accordance with the Bargaining Agreement.  Successful applicants must comply with Connecticut residency requirements as outlined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Appendix C) within six months from the date of hire.

This Position is represented by Local 1165, AFSCME, Council 4, AFL-CIO

NATURE OF WORK IN THIS CLASS: Under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant or other superior officer, performs basic law enforcement duties in the protection and safeguarding of life and property, the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the preservation of peace in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws. Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:Arrest and detain persons.  Protect crime scene and collect evidence and information. Enforce DUI Traffic Laws and investigate traffic accidents.  Investigate and perform tasks and duties as required by law and departmental policies.  Operate patrol vehicle safely and within established guidelines. Execute motor vehicle stops. Conduct search and seizure. Use physical force/exertion.  Write accurate and factual police reports.  Use deadly force, as legally warranted. Conduct initial investigation of various crimes and events. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution. Perform general and directed patrol duties. Patrol a specified beat or district on foot, on motorcycle, on bicycle or in a police cruiser. Check doors and windows on business establishments. Escort prisoners to court.  Provide testimony in court. Directs traffic. Give information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings. Controls crowds at fires, accidents and other scenes attracting a large group. Instruct in police training school when assigned. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Identify and solve problems.  Interact with and assist residents and other community members in maintaining an orderly and safe community. Serve as a positive role model for children and youth.   Perform all functions in compliance with United States and Connecticut Constitution and applicable laws.  Be truthful at all times.  Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY: Generally acquired with a high school or vocational school education or equivalent.   


  • Applicant must be a Certified Police Officer for a minimum of two years
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate (or have GED.)
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Successfully pass a written exam administered by New Britain Human Resources.
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination / Drug Screen
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Preliminary interview and assessment
  • Interview with Chief of Police
  • Interview with the Board of Police Commissioners


  1. Character requirement: Candidates must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. No applicant will be accepted with any drug related conviction, felony conviction, conviction for any Class A or Class B misdemeanor or any conviction for domestic violence. Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation which includes at least one polygraph exam. A candidate's previous disqualification or elimination due to an unsatisfactory background investigation will be strongly analyzed and considered before application to this examination. Applicants may also be disqualified for poor employment history, recent use of illegal drugs, or previously undetected criminal activity or felonious behavior. Any omission, falsification, fabrication, lie or misleading statement shall automatically result in disqualification from further consideration.
  2. Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s License at time of application. Applicant must possess and retain a current State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License within six months of appointment. The City of New Britain Police Department must also deem an applicant's driving record satisfactory.
  3. Applicant must successfully qualify on a thorough medical examination including, but not limited to vision, weight in proportion to height and other minimum acceptable standards as determined by physician(s) selected by the City. This phase is the post-offer, pre-employment physical examination.
  4. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America at time of application.
  5. Applicant must reside within an approved list of towns after completing probation.
  6. Applicant must have sufficient strength, stamina, and ability as required by the duties of the position as measured by the successful completion of the physical ability tests, (the City's and the Police Officer Standards and Training council (POST).
  7. Applicant must receive an approved rating on the post-offer pre-employment psychological screening, which is given by the City's authorized representative.
  8. Applicant must submit a "No-Smoking affidavit" (attached) at time of application and, if hired, at time of appointment. Police officers are required to maintain no-smoking status as a condition of continued employment.
  9. Veteran's points: An applicant applying for Veteran's points must submit a copy of the DD214 to Human Resources stating honorable discharge prior to taking the written exam. Veteran's points only pertain to specific periods of conflict. 



Written                                                 100%

Candidates must successfully complete an oral board interview with the Chief of Police.  The Chief interview is Pass/Fail.  There will be a follow up interview with the Board of Police Commissioners for recommendation to hire or not hire. 

General Information: After application is made, candidates who have met the minimum qualifications will be invited to take a written by the New Britain Human Resources Officer as detailed in this document. The testing material is largely derived from “The Red Book” – CT Law Enforcement Officer’s Field Manual.  It is the candidate's responsibility to adhere to the City's testing schedule. Unless otherwise stated, there will be no make-up examinations or alternate examination dates. Also, the Civil Service Commission reserves the right to determine the number of individuals who will proceed in each phase of the examination process. Candidates must pass each phase or component to proceed to the next; however, qualifying on one phase may not automatically qualify a candidate to proceed to the next.

Reasonable Accommodations in the Testing Process: All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process must be made in writing, no later than two (2) weeks after an application is filed.  Documentation of the disability for which the accommodation is being requested must be received no later than two (2) weeks after the application is filed. A candidate's failure to submit this documentation will result in no further consideration being given for a reasonable accommodation in the testing process.

Passing Grades: Although the minimum passing grade in each test component is 70%, it is to each candidate's advantage to do the best he or she can, as the Civil Service Commission reserves the right to limit the number of candidates who proceed from one phase to the next. The passing point is 70% as determined by the City under Civil Service guidelines.

The Employment List is certified pending the candidate's further successful completion and qualification on the background investigation including polygraph test, job review, physical ability test, psychological screening, medical examination, Academy training; and residency as prescribed in the Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement upon completion of probation.

Rule of The List: Names of all eligible candidates on the open competitive employment list will be forwarded to the appointing authority for employment consideration.  

Duration of Open Competitive Employment List:A certified open enrollment employment list shall be in effect.  Applicants who successfully pass qualifying standards shall remain on this list for one year.  The Civil Service Commission shall be advised of applicants placed on employment list.  Subsequent to the initial certification of the employment list, no sooner than 10 months and no later than 11 months and 29 days from date of initial certification, the Commission may, upon the showing and finding of exigent or extenuating circumstances, extend the duration of the list when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The City, or any individual, may request that consideration of extension be placed on the Civil Service regular meeting agenda by notifying the Personnel Director no later than one calendar week prior to the monthly meeting.  The maximum period of time that a list shall remain in effect is two years from date of initial certification.

Probationary Period: The probationary period for this position shall be three (3) months after achieving certification as a police officer, as defined in the city's agreement with Local 1165.

Application:All applications may be filed at . The City of New Britain is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Employer.  

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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.

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