Entry Level Police Officer

Suffield, CT
Suffield Police Department

Salary: $69,014.40 to $90,688.

Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024.

Position Summary:

The Town of Suffield seeks qualified applicants for the position of Entry Level Police Officer. This is a full time (40 hour per week), hourly position in the Police Department. Some of the duties include but are not limited to: patrolling an assigned area on foot or in a motor vehicle to enforce laws and to prevent, detect and investigate complaints, motor vehicle violations and crimes. He or she makes arrests, interviews suspects and witnesses, takes written statements, prepares written reports, assists other town agencies, administers CPR and/or first aid, directs traffic, as well as testifies in court.


  • Age: Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age at the start of the assigned POSTC accredited academy.
  • Education: Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • License: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Residency: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and reside within a twenty five (25) mile radius of the Police Department within one (1) year after completion of the department’s field training program.
  • Physical Examination: Applicants must meet department physical fitness standards at the 40th percentile level certified through CHIP, Inc.
  • Drug Testing: Applicants shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirements and other factors: Applicants must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. Honesty and integrity are paramount to the profession. Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation, including a polygraph, before any offer of employment. An applicant may be disqualified for poor employment history, recent use of illegal drugs, or previously undetected criminal activity.