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Police Officer Job - Stamford Police Department - Stamford, Connecticut

June 19, 2014

Stamford Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 8/29/2014
Job Description

The Stamford Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Stamford is the 3rd largest city in the State of Connecticut. It is a diverse growing city with a Police Department of 283 sworn officers. Within the Department there are unlimited opportunities and varied work assignments. Divisions range from Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Family Services, K-9, Narcotics and Organized Crime, Computer Crimes, Crime Scene Identification, Harbor Patrol, Motorcycle Squad, Bobb Squad, Special Response Team, Hostage Negotiations, Traffic Unit, School Resource Officers, Crash Anayysis & Reconstruction to the Training Division.

Benefits include:

$55,625 - $69,880 annual pay

paid vacation, paid holidays, paid personal days

full medical, paid sick leave

Educational incentives

Uniform allowance ($1600 annually with additional $400 every 3 years)

Retirement benefits- optional pension at 20ysr growing to 76% after 30yrs of service.

Deferred compensation/IRA available- optional in addition to pension plan.

Extra pay- overtime and construction jobs

Excellent promotional opportunities


Additional Information


Candidate Requirements


             A US Citizen, at time of appointment


             Must be 21yrs at time of appointment (can be 20yrs at time of exam)


             Possess a valid US Driver’s License


             Possess a High School Diploma or GED


Candidates will be required to pass the following:


             Physical Agility Test (CHIP accepted, sit ups, push-ups, flex, 1.5 mile run


             Written exam and oral exam


             Extensive background investigation


             Polygraph exams


             Physical exams & Medical standards


             Drug screening


             Oral interviews  with the Chief of Police and Police Commission


             Psychological Evaluation


             Six month Police Academy- overnight schooling required


             Field Training Program


             There is an 18 month probationary period.


             Residency Points given to Stamford Residents


             Veterans Points given


Job Requirements
  • Age 21yrs at time of appointment
  • Education High School or GED
  • Experience none required
  • Additional Requirement :

    For further information or an application go to:

    If you have any questions or want further information you can also contact Captain Elizabeth Erickson at or call 203-977-4432.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $55,625   annual
    Top Pay: $69,880   annual

    Contact Information

    Elizabeth Erickson
    Stamford Police Department
    805 Bedford Street
    Stamford, Connecticut 06901
    ph: (203)977-4432

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