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Greenwich Police Hiring Entry Level Officers

The Greenwich Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry-level police officers.
The Greenwich Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry-level police officers. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron

GREENWICH, Conn. -- For residents who think they have what it takes to become a police officer, the Greenwich Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry-level police officers.

Applications must be turned in to the police department by May 13 at 4 p.m. Apply online, click here .

The job description includes performing police patrol and investigation work in protecting life and property and enforcing laws and ordinances on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or in a patrol car, van, patrol vessel or light truck. Patrol tasks are performed according to departmental rules and regulations following general and special instructions from officers of higher rank, who review work methods through personal inspection and discussion. Applicants must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies involving an element of personal danger and demands firm, courteous treatment of the public at all times. A police officer may be assigned to any of several specific assignments requiring skill and ability learned on the job.

The pay range for the position is $62,978.00 - $79,168.00 annually and benefits include paid time off, education, retirement, insurance and more.

Candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.
  • Have passed a valid written examination.
  • Have passed a valid oral examination.
  • Possess a motor vehicle operators license valid in the state of Connecticut.
  • Have been fingerprinted and have had a criminal record search.
  • Have no felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions.
  • Have passed a state approved background investigation.
  • Have passed a state approved psychological examination.
  • Have passed a screening for controlled substances.
  • Have signed a falsification of information acknowledgement statement.
  • Have passed at the 50th percentile, an approved physical agility examination, after having presented to the examiner an approved doctor's certification dated within 30 days of the test.
  • Possess an Associates Degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or 2 years of military experience or equivalent.
  • Possess work experience in meeting and dealing with a variety of people under varying circumstances or equivalent.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment and at least 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • Have passed a state approved polygraph examination.

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