Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level
Agency: Enfield Police Department
Address: 293 Elm Street
State: CT Zipcode: 06082
Contact: Sgt. Bryan Nolan
Email Address: email@example.com
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Enfield Police Department is a nationally and state accredited agency. There are approximately 99 sworn officers within the department. Divisions include Patrol, Detective, & Traffic. These divisions are further broken down to provide opportunities for officers to work in positions such as Community Police, School Resource Officer, K9 Unit, Field Training Officer, Motorcycle Officer, & Strategic Team Enforcement Policing. We also participate in the regional Metro Traffic Services traffic enforcement unit, and the Capitol Region Emergency
The department has 35 marked police vehicles which consist mostly of 2015 and 2016 Ford SUV Interceptors. In addition, there is a Crime Scene Unit, Special Ops / Prisoner Transport van, two Harley Davidson motorcycles, a Mobile Command Center, and 18 unmarked vehicles.
Patrol Officers share the use of a cruiser with one or two other officers only. Some officers have sole use of their cruiser.
Uniformed officers work eight hour days with five days on followed by three days off. The following week consists of five on and two off. This 5/3 5/2 schedule continues for 15 weeks at which time officers bid by seniority for which shift they want to work on. Officers bid for one of six shifts per day. Shifts start at 11:00pm, 12:00am, 7:00am,8:00am, 3:00pm, & 4:00pm.
Initial training for officers occurs at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden or the Hartford Police Academy. Upon graduation from either academy, the officer is assigned to a challenging 16 week field training program conducted by Field Training Officers of the Enfield Police Department. After successfully completing the field training program, officers are assigned to the Patrol Division to begin their career in a solo capacity as a Patrol Officer.
Non-Certified Applicants: Candidates who successfully pass all phases of the examination for this position will have their names placed on an Eligible List.
The examination process includes: Written Examination, Certification of Physical Fitness, and the Oral Board Interview. Please be advised that the selection process, up to and including background investigation and placement in the Police Academy, may take as long as one year.
Certification of Physical Fitness: Candidates must meet departmental physical fitness standards at the 40th percentile level certified through CHIP, Inc. OR be able to successfully complete the Cooper test immediately following the written exam. To participate in the Cooper test, candidates must have their physician complete the medical form in this packet and bring it with them to the Written Exam. Applicants who fail the physical fitness exam are encouraged to apply to the Department again at a future date.
NOTE: The CHIP certification card will enable you to bypass the agility test for most Connecticut towns for a six month period.
Oral Board Interview: The last phase of the examination for Police Officer will be an interview before a panel of police and/or personnel representatives. This phase of the examination is designed to aid in the determination of a candidate's maturity, communication skills and motivation for the position. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of candidates who are invited to the oral interview. Candidates who have passed the written examination, but who have failed this portion of the examination, will be disqualified at this time from any further consideration for the position of Police Officer, but are encouraged to apply again at a future date.
Background Investigation: A thorough background and character investigation will be conducted for the specific purpose of obtaining pertinent data for the Town of Enfield Police Department to consider in determining suitability for employment as a Police Officer. Eligible candidates will be required to authorize a release of personal information, however personal or confidential it may appear to be, including but not limited to: educational, financial/credit agencies and institutions, medical history, employment history, legal complaints, arrests or convictions, and motor vehicle history.
The Police Chief reserves the right to reject any eligible candidate whom, on the basis of the background and character investigation or the medical examination, does not appear to be the most suitable qualified candidate for the position in accordance with the provisions of the Town of Enfield Personnel Rules.
As a condition of obtaining and continued employment with the Town of Enfield Police Department, all police officers hired on or after July 1, 2018, shall adhere to the following standards regarding Body Art:
1. No sworn member of the department shall have any tattoo, scarification, or brand that is visible while on-duty in the summer uniform (short sleeve shirt and trousers).
2. Prior to the commencement of employment an applicant will be required to identify any tattoos, brandings or body art that could potentially place them in violation of this policy.
If you fail to appear for any part of the examination process, or if you do not pass any part of the examination, your name will be removed from any further consideration.
An individual appointed to the position must satisfactorily complete a one (1) year probationary period.
Application Period Begins: 07/17/2018
Application Period Ends: 08/27/2018
Number Positions to be Filled: 6
Yearly Salary: $63,606.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)
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