Certified Police Officer

West Hartford, CT
West Hartford Police Department

Salary $77,402-$88,478 depending on years of service.
Deadline Dec 31, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern

About us:

The West Hartford Police Department is one of the largest municipal police departments in the State of Connecticut. With an authorized strength of 131 sworn and more than 20 full-time civilian employees, the department is organized into three main divisions: Patrol Services, Investigative Services and Support Services. Significant opportunities for professional growth and career advancement exist within that structure: approximately one-third of all patrol officer positions are eligible for divisional transfers to specialized assignments; about one-third of all positions are eligible for promotions to positions ranging from Detective to Chief of Police.

The Police Department is composed of many specialized law enforcement teams, including a bicycle squad, a canine unit, a Traffic Enforcement Division, Community Relations Division, and Animal Control Officers. Police cruisers are equipped with state of the art technology including in-car computers and video recorder systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 21 Years of Age
  • Graduation from high School or state approved GED equivalent
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving history in accordance with the Town of West Hartford’s Safe Driving Record policy.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • No felony conviction, conviction for any Class A or Class B misdemeanor, certain drug convictions or any conviction for domestic violence.