Entry Level Police Officer

Rocky Hill, CT
Rocky Hill Police Department

Salary: $87,374.69.

Closing Date: Mar 1, 2024.

Position Summary:

Under supervision, performs law enforcement duties involving the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime and the apprehension of crime suspects; and performs public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service, the preservation of peace and working with the community. Works 40 hours per week on a shift rotation schedule including weekends and holidays. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols of an assigned area to prevent and detect violations of laws and ordinances.
  • Maintains order and protects life and property.
  • Makes arrests for violations of law.
  • Facilitates arrests and uses force or defends against the use of force as is required.
  • Testifies in court in regard to matters of which he has knowledge.
  • Investigates accidents and offenses against law and order.
  • When assigned to the Detective Division, conducts investigations of complaints that cannot be completed at the time by the investigating officer.
  • Makes reports and keeps accurate records.
  • Directs traffic and operates traffic signals.
  • Observes and recognizes people, vehicles, and places being able to accurately describe them.
  • Hears and understands ordinary conversation with each ear.
  • Does related work as required.
  • Works under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant or other superior officer who reviews performance frequently for completeness and conformance with orders and regulations.


  • AGE: Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of appointment.
  • EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
  • DRIVER’S LICENSE: A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Applicants must be of good character.
  • Applicants who have a felony conviction or who have been dishonorably discharged from any police or fire department or from the Armed Forces of the United States are ineligible.
  • A thorough investigation of character and of all statements in the application will be made before any applicant is considered for appointment.
  • Applicants must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, the ability to read and write in English without difficulty, the ability to make clear and concise written reports and the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and others.
  • Permanent residence subsequent to appointment must be established within a period of time specified by the Chief of Police and Town Manager and must be located within reasonable distance of the Town of Rocky Hill.
  • Must have considerable agility and be free from disease or abnormality that impairs one’s ability to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Must have normal color vision and vision shall be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Must have no significant defects of the ear.
  • Must be a non-smoker.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.