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Certified Police Officer


Open To:         The Public

Job Title:         Certified Police Officer

Location:        University Police Department- New Haven, CT

Search No:      C17-001 (2 Positions)

Hours:             40 hours per week- Must be available to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shifts.

Salary:            $53,540.00 - $70,449.00

Closing Date:  January 2, 2017


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Note:  Candidates with a pending certification status may be employed on a temporary basis pending recertification by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: Include responding to emergencies and requests for assistance; conducting criminal investigations’ applying for arrest and search warrants; enforcing motor vehicle and criminal statutes; issuing parking tickets, motor vehicle infractions and summonses; completing arrest paperwork; transporting prisoners to lockup; testifying in court; speaking with public groups and organizations; performing dispatching duties at communications desk; monitoring video and perimeter alarm systems; perform property checks and all associated duties; traffic direction; gives directions and routine information to the public in the event of fire, bomb threats or other potential disasters; participates in evacuation activities; operates fire-fighting apparatus as needed; periodic patrols in a police cruiser and on foot.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Knowledge of police and security practices and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of traffic and crowd control; knowledge of criminal law and court procedures.

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.  Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintainEmergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. In addition to checking references and of facts stated in the application a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.  Must possess good health, be free from disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility and visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class.  A physical fitness assessment will be required of all applicants; to include a Cooper Physical Fitness Test.

Note: Individuals with reemployment/SEBAC rights must be given first preference for this position.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified candidates who meet the above requirements may apply by going to and click on the posting for the Police Officer (Southern Connecticut State University) and follow the instructions to apply for the position at the end of the posting.

Southern Connecticut State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.