Police Officer

New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Salary: $65,872.00 – $82,100.00/year.

Position Summary:

This position is located in the CCSU Police Department. Incumbent will be required to successfully complete the training and probationary requirements for appointment to Police Officer, with responsibility for protection of life and property.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide crowd control at various CCSU events and activities.
  • Monitor designated areas to ensure physical security and authorized access in order to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism or violation of state statutes or regulations.
  • Give direction and routine information to the public.
  • Participate in evacuation activities in event of fire, bomb threats or other potential disasters.
  • Operate firefighting apparatus if needed.
  • Conduct cruiser or foot patrols.
  • Conduct bicycle patrols as weather permits.
  • Provide traffic and/or crowd control.
  • Assess nature of further assistance needed and makes timely and appropriate arrangements.
  • Gather background information and provide threat assessments regarding high risk locations safety of persons or property, biological or physical threats.
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide CPR or first aid to injured parties.
  • Assist State Police in investigation of major criminal acts.
  • Be required to maintain building security and perform patrol duties at time of heightened alert level under Homeland Security procedures.
  • Direct traffic and enforces motor vehicle and parking regulations.
  • Initiate and conduct criminal and other investigations of violations, suspicious activities or reports of incidents occurring within jurisdiction.
  • Conduct on site investigations, question witnesses, arrest individuals at scene and issue summons.
  • Record information.
  • Apply for and serve arrest warrants.
  • Process paperwork on arrests and activity reports.
  • Arrange surety and non-surety bond payments or Written Promise to Appear (WPA).
  • Provide court testimony.
  • Conduct special programs, projects and services as required.
  • May process arrested individuals including determining charges, fingerprinting, photographing initiating National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) check, searching, removing and inventorying personal belongings and transporting arrested persons to lock up.
  • May conduct various safety training, certification and/or recertification courses.
  • May perform minor equipment repairs.
  • May make public presentations regarding crime prevention and safety.
  • May serve as dispatcher.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
  • Successful completion of prescribed training and probationary requirements set forth in the class of Protective Services Trainee.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States by date of appointment.
  • Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statues and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to “arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct.” (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142)
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
  • Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate and participate in any job-related training sessions.
  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignments or transfers to any region of the state consistent with departmental policies or stipulations and work a flexible schedule.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.
  • Experience utilizing computer software, including Microsoft Suite.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and proofreading skills.
  • Certified Field Training Officer.
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder.