Entry Level Police Officer

Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm
The Branford Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.  We are seeking individuals of high integrity that are committed to service to join our progressive police agency. Our Police Officers perform law enforcement duties involving; the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminal suspects, traffic enforcement, the preservation of peace while working closely with the community, and public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service. Police officers work 40 hours per week picking their shifts and days off by a seniority bidding system. The schedule includes working nights, weekends, and holidays. Entry-level officers perform related work as required and receive close supervision.

This full-time position offers a salary of $65,193 - $84,398.  The Town of Branford provides a competitive wage and benefits package to include, a pension plan, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, paid leave, and a deferred compensation program amongst other benefits.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.  All Candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, must have a valid CT driver's License upon appointment to the position; must be a citizen of the United States; must never have been convicted of any Felony, Class A or
Class B Misdemeanor, any crime involving domestic violence or of any act which would constitute perjury or false statement.

All Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, oral interview, and the current Police Officer Standards and Training Council physical assessment (or CHIP Card). In addition, candidates must successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination including drug screening, Chief's interview and final approval by the Board of Police Commissioners.

Candidates must submit completed applications online through  Branford, CT Police Jobs - Entry Level | PoliceApp

All applicants must obtain a Complete Health & Injury Prevention, Inc. (CHIP) card (40th percentile) by May 1st, 2023 to continue in the process. If you currently hold a CHIP card, it must be valid at the time of application to apply. Visit www.certifvfit.com or call (203)235-5865 for more information on the CHIP card.

The Written Examination will be held at Branford High School on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at 6:00 pm.  A passing score of 70% on the written exam is required to move forward in the testing process.

The Oral Boards will take place between the dates of  April 24th, 2023 and April 28th, 2023. Additional dates may be added based on the number of candidates who apply. A passing score of 60% on the oral board exam is required to move forward in the process.

The written and oral examinations each carry a 50% weight towards the overall testing score. The physical agility is considered to pass/fail, a passing score is required to continue in the process. Our list of entry-level candidates with passing scores will be valid for a period of one year from the application deadline of April 3rd, 2023.

NOTE: All correspondence and information regarding the application and testing process, including dates and times of exams, will occur through email on PoliceApp.com. It is the responsibility of each candidate to check your email received through Policeapp.com on a regular basis.
The Town of Branford, Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Women, and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Jalves@branfordpolice.com

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 applicants 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, and FireFighterAp, account to monitor for emails, schedule, and process updates.

Submission Deadline 
Sunday, April 2, 2023


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