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Police Officer

Stamford Police Department - Stamford, Connecticut

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$55,625.00 annual
Top Pay:
$69,880.00 annual

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, www.chip-inc.com) 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

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 Berickson@stamfordct.gov or call 203-977-4432.

Contact Informaton

Elizabeth Erickson

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

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