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State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services Police Officer in Danbury, Connecticut

Police Officer

Recruitment # 231117-9035PS-001

Location Danbury, CT

Date Opened 11/20/2023 12:00:00 PM

Salary $65,872.00 - $82,100.00/year (Employees new to state service start at minimum of the pay plan)

Job Type Open to the Public

Close Date Continuous Recruitment

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  • Introduction

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (http://www.ct.edu/cscu) . As one of the State of Connecticut (http://www.ct.gov/) institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning.

We are recruiting for a Police Officer (https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=9035PS&LinkSpec=RecruitNum2&R1=&R3=) position in Danbury, CT. WCSU has two campuses in Danbury - the Midtown campus, located at 181 White Street and the Westside campus, located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension. The University Police Department is located on the Midtown campus and serves both campuses.


  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings

  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings

  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year

  • A culture that encourages work/life balance (https://www.jobapscloud.com/ct/sup/2023WinterEVP.pdf)

  • Professional growth and development opportunities

  • Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2023/Forbes-State-of-CT-Ranked) - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits (https://www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/) , and Flexible Schedule

  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.


  • Full-Time

  • Incumbent must be available to work ALL SHIFTS

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the full range of Police Officer duties

  • Applicants must be a Certified Police Officer in the State of Connecticut OR be eligible to be certified by CT-POST by a being a current police office in another state

    Selection Plan

    To comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. NOTE: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

    At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

    Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

    Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Hrpositions@wcsu.edu .

    All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to Hrpositions@wcsu.edu .


    In a state agency, college or university this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the protection, safety and security of individuals and property with full police powers and responsibility for law enforcement.


The Police Officer may perform a combination or concentration of the following functions on a fixed or rotating basis as directed by the agency:


  • Provides crowd control at various events and activities;

  • Monitors designated areas to ensure physical security and authorized access in order to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism or violation of state statutes or regulations;

  • Gives directions and routine information to the public;

  • Participates in evacuation activities in event of fire, bomb threats or other potential disasters;

  • Operates firefighting apparatus if needed;

  • May conduct cruiser or foot patrols;

  • May conduct bicycle patrols as weather permits.


  • Provides traffic and/or crowd control;

  • Assesses nature of further assistance needed and makes timely and appropriate arrangements;

  • May gather background information and provide threat assessments regarding high risk locations, safety of persons or property, biological or physical threats;

  • May respond to emergency situations and provide CPR or first aid to injured parties;

  • May transport or escort couriers with currency and prisoners or Absent Without Leave (AWOL) persons;

  • May assist in search for escaped patients or inmates;

  • May assist State Police in investigation of major criminal acts;

  • May be required to maintain building security and perform patrol duties at time of heightened alert level under Homeland Security procedures.


  • Directs traffic and enforces motor vehicle and parking regulations;

  • May initiate and conduct criminal and other investigations of violations, suspicious activities or reports of incidents occurring within jurisdiction;

  • May conduct on site investigations, question witnesses, arrest individuals at scene and issue summons.


  • Records information;

  • Applies for and serves arrest warrants;

  • Processes paperwork on arrests and activity reports;

  • Arranges surety and non-surety bond payments or Written Promise to Appear (WPA);

  • Provides court testimony;

  • Conducts special programs, projects and services as required;

  • May process arrested individuals including determining charges, fingerprinting, photographing, initiating National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) check, searching, removing and inventorying personal belongings and transporting arrested persons to lock up;

  • May conduct various safety training, certification and/or recertification courses;

  • May perform minor equipment repairs;

  • May make public presentations regarding crime prevention and safety;

  • May serve as dispatcher;

  • Performs related duties as required.


  • May enforce gaming regulations for Connecticut Lottery Corporation and casinos.


  • Assists Conservation Enforcement Officers in the enforcement of state laws and regulations pertaining to fish, wildlife, parks, forests, boating, snowmobiling and the use of department owned or leased land facilities.


  • Knowledge of

  • police and security practices and procedures;

  • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;

  • traffic and crowd control practices and procedures;

  • criminal law and court procedures;

  • Considerable

  • interpersonal skills;

  • oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to

  • analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action;

  • utilize computer software.


    Certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.

    NOTE: Candidates with a pending certification status may be employed on a temporary basis pending re-certification by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.


    Successful completion of prescribed training and probationary requirements set forth in the class of Protective Services Trainee.


    Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

  1. Experience with Emergency situations;

  2. Dispatch, Security, Law Enforcement experience;

  3. Providing good customer service;

  4. Experience using technology, including Microsoft Office and Law Enforcement Software;

  5. Community policing outreach experience.


  • Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States by date of appointment.

  • Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statues and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to “arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct.” (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142)

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle operator’s license.

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

  • Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate and participate in any job-related training sessions.

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignments or transfers to any region of the state consistent with departmental policies or stipulations and work a flexible schedule.


    In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  • Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class. A physical fitness assessment will be required of all applicants.

  • A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Incumbents in this class must be able to pass a swim test including swimming 100 yards within four (4) minutes.


    Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant and/or dangerous situations which could cause injury or loss of life, to uncomfortable weather conditions and/or to confinement within a vehicle for prolonged periods.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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