Entry-Level Police Officer

New Britain, CT
New Britain Police Department

Salary: $50,768 annually.

Position Summary:

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:

  • 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.


  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen.
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate (or have GED).
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Physical Agility – obtain a C.H.I.P card prior to taking Wonscore exam.