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    New Haven Police Officer Selection Process Update

    The City of New Haven is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Please read the announcement below.


    REMOVAL DATE: JUNE 23, 2017


    Copy of posting available HERE

    Position is subject to a NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 Application Fee. Fee may be waived in cases of hardship. Hardship applicants must meet eligibility criteria and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Instructions for waiving fees are included in the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook available at www.policeapp.com/newhaven and at reception window Dept. of Human Resources 200 Orange St. Rm #102 New Haven, CT 06510.

    1)    Go to www.policeapp.com/newhaven
    2)    Download and read the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook. Follow all instructions for completing and submitting your application. Applicants are responsible for reading all instructions on how to apply as well as other important information on the application and testing process contained in the handbook. The handbook is also available at the reception window at the Dept. of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street Room 102 New Haven, CT 06510 and at the NHPD Academy 710 Sherman Parkway New Haven, CT 06511.
    3)    Click Apply Now button at www.policeapp.com/newhaven and complete your application. Submit your ON-LINE application and $50.00 application fee (or fee waiver) no later than Friday, June 23, 2017 by 11:59 pm.

    APPLICATIONS ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at www.policeapp.com/newhaven . Internet access is available to applicants without computers or internet service at the following locations:
    ● Dept of Human Resources 200 Orange St. Room #102 New Haven, CT 06510 Mon- Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    ● New Haven Police Academy 710 Sherman Parkway New Haven, CT 06511 Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    ● Any of the New Haven Free Public Library locations. Please visitwww.nhfpl.org for the location and hours convenient for you. Ask library staff for assistance.

    This is general duty police work. Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, general enforcement of laws and ordinances as well as providing traditional and non-traditional service to the community. Work involves an element of danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion. Work is performed in accordance with Department rules and regulations, the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut.
    Must be 21 years of age as of October 1, 2017; graduation from high school or possess a GED; must possess a valid driver's license; be a US Citizen; and possess all abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to use dangerous equipment or material or work in dangerous surroundings; Ability to respect the rights of others and to cope with situations firmly, courteously and tactfully; Ability to instruct others, to help others learn how to do or understand something; Ability to read and understand written material; Ability to write clearly, in detail, using technical terms.
    Must be able to meet and maintain throughout the course of employment established physical, medical and psychological requirements. Must maintain a valid Connecticut driver's license. Must be able to satisfactorily complete the Basic Police Officer's Training program as established by the Police Officer Standards & Training Council, and maintain certification during course of employment. Candidate must be willing to enter into a partnership with the Department to undertake a course of study in an approved field at an institute of higher learning, leading to an Associate's Degree within five years after completing probationary period. Must reside in New Haven, or within 20 miles of a town that borders New Haven, within six months after graduating from the Academy.
    Position is subject to background/credit check, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug test upon conditional offer of employment.

    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period as instructed above. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in an exam process at a later date.