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Salary and Benefits:

The positions of entry-level Police Officer in the City of Waterbury pays a salary of $71,968.76 per year. In addition, a liberal fringe benefit package is available which includes medical insurance, retirement plan, sick days, vacation and holiday time.

Minimum Requirements:

At a minimum, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Also, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen, have a driver's license, and must not have been convicted of a felony criminal charge.

Testing Procedures:

At the present, the City of Waterbury trains all Police Officers at the Police Officer Standard Training (POST) Police Academy in Meriden. The POST has enacted several standards as a requirement for entrance into the Academy. In conjunction with the POST standards, the City of Waterbury assesses candidates for the position of Police Officer using the following methods:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Agility Exam
  3. Oral Exam
  4. Background/Polygraph Exam
  5. Psychological Exam
  6. Medical Exam

Candidates must successfully complete each component in order to be eligible for appointment as a Police Officer. In addition, candidates must have attained the age of twenty-one (21) before appointment can be made. Candidates can be less than 21 to apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until their 21st birthday.

The City of Waterbury Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. You can check the City's online area for application and testing announcements under the City of Waterbury Job Openings page.

Additional questions or requests for information can be directed to:

Department of Human Resources

236 Grand St.

Waterbury, CT 06702