Interested in Joining Our Family?

Overview

Are you ready to be the change,
and get behind the badge?

The Hartford Police Department is always looking to recruit those who want to devote themselves to making Hartford a safer place to live, work, and visit.

If you are interested in a career with HPD and would like to be kept informed of future employment opportunities, please complete the interest card to be added to our email contact list.

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Law Enforcement duties involve the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime and the apprehension of crime suspects; and perform public service duties involving non-criminal calls for service, the preservation of peace and working with the community. Works 40 hours per week on a shift rotation schedule involving weekends and holidays. Performs related work as required.

 

Salary and Benefits

$1,016-$1,374 per week

$52, 866 - $71,480 per year

Paid vacations

Health, dental and vision plan

Educational incentives

Retirement Plan 

 

Basic Requirements

AGE: Must be 21 years of age at the time of application.

CITIZENSHIP: Must be a Citizen of the United States. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP MUST BE SUBMITTED

WITH YOUR APPLICATION. (Acceptable proof includes: US Government or State Government issued

Certificate of Birth, Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization Certificate, or valid US Passport).

EDUCATION: Must possess a High School Diploma from an accredited high school or GED from a state

approved program. A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, GED CERTIFICATE, OR TRANSCRIPT

MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

DRIVER'S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver's license. A COPY OF YOUR VALID DRIVER'S

LICENSE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

PHYSICAL ABILITY TESTING: The City will administer the Physical Ability Test. Candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test using the 30% Cooper Standards, set by the Hartford Police Department, to stay in the testing process. If selected, candidates must pass using the 40% Cooper Standards to enter the Academy. A Medical Approval Form (Download PDF reader), completed by your physician, must be submitted on the date of the Physical Ability Test in order to participate in the Physical Ability Test. Non-Hartford residents must submit their C.H.I.P Card at time of application. For information on how to obtain your C.H.I.P. CARD, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: WWW.CERTIFYFIT.COM OR CALL (203) 235-5865.

 

The Process

Steps in the Process following an accepted application:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Oral Panel Examination
  • Background Investigation
    • Fingerprinting
    • Controlled Substance Screen (Drug Test)
    • Polygraph examination
    • Credit history
    • Driving record
    • Criminal history check
    • Reference checks
    • Employment history
    • Home visit
  • Medical Examination
  • Police Chief Interview
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Pre-Academy physical agility test

                

The Academy

What to expect.