Advance Your Career In Law Enforcement
With potential for growth and clear paths to success, the Department offers a unique experience for individuals seeking opportunities in a new department.
$75,629.32 - $85,167.60
$78,654.49 - $88,574.31 (7/1/2023)
$81,014.13 - $91,231.53 (7/1/2024)
$85,064.84 - $95,793.11 (7/1/2025)
Expedited Hiring Process
Extra Duty Opportunities
Yearly stipend for higher education
Promotional opportunities available after four years of service
Tuition reimbursement for Criminal Justice Degrees
Health Insurance Plans
Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
21 Years of Age
Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. (Must submit a copy with Application)
Background Suitable for Employment as a Police Officer
Valid Driver's License
Minimum Fitness Requirement
Must meet POST-C Requirements
Must Submit Credentials Prior upon Submitting Application
The Waterbury Police Department began its own (POSTC) Satellite Police Academy in 2005. Since then, the Waterbury Police Academy has graduated over 300 police officers for the Waterbury Police Department and other police agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.
Waterbury's Police Academy is 31 weeks long and combines over 1000 hours of physical, academic and practical training, using current Waterbury Police Officers, officers from other police agencies and civilian instructors to teach police recruits. After the Police Academy graduation, the new officers are assigned a Field Training Officer (FTO) for an additional 400 hours in a Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). There officers are evaluated as they put their newly acquired knowledge and skills to use in real situations.
Get to the units you could one day make an impact in and the officers you'd be working alongside.