Entry Level Police Officer

Branford, CT
Branford Police Department

Salary: $65,193 – $84,398.

Position Summary:

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 shift 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.


  • 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 to include drug screening, Chief’s interview and final approval by the Board of Police Commissioners.