Police Officer

Town of Glastonbury - GLASTONBURY, Connecticut

Jul 18, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Sep 5, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$76,190 annual
Academy Graduate:
$$76,190 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$$76.190 - $95,846 annual
Top Pay:
$$98,280 annual

Job Description


Under general supervision of higher ranking officer, incumbent enforces local ordinances, state statutes and federal laws; preserves the peace and provides services to the citizens of Glastonbury. Performs patrol duties, traffic control and motor vehicle law enforcement, investigation of accidents and crimes, responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and performs routine administration and support services.


  1. Patrols areas on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle, ensuring citizens adhere to local, state and federal ordinances, statutes and laws; responds to complaints, calls for police assistance, and reports of crime.

  2. Intervenes during human relations conflicts to provide for security of life and property; assists parties in resolving conflicts; and makes referrals to other agencies, as appropriate.

  3. Maintains traffic safety; directs traffic, assists motorists with disabled vehicles, stops motor vehicle law violators and issues warnings and tickets; apprehends impaired motorists and those otherwise driving unsafely; responds to motor vehicle accidents and provides for safety of victims and oncoming motorists.

  4. Minimizes injury and harm to victims of illness, accidents, or crimes by operating as first responder until relieved by emergency medical responders.

  5. Investigates crimes, suspicious events and traffic accidents; secures scenes, interviews witnesses, collects evidence, takes measurements and photographs, and draws diagrams.

  6. Pursues suspects and conducts search and seizure; provides for safety of prisoners and others, including the use of appropriate physical force to control unruly prisoners or resisting suspects.

  7. Processes prisoners; writes reports and memos on cases, complaints and investigations.

  8. Inspects and maintains working order of equipment, such as, firearms and vehicles; prepares equipment for service and recommends repair or replacement, as necessary.

Additional Information


· Must be a U.S. citizen

· Must be at least 21 years old at time of appointment (this is a statewide requirement for Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council

· Knowledge of English usage, grammar and spelling

· Ability to comprehend, carry out and give verbal and written instructions

· Ability to interact effectively and courteously with persons of widely varied ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds

· Knowledge of human behavior and ability to use interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

· Ability to learn specialized policing skills and the use of police equipment in recruit training

· Ability to function effectively in stressful situations

· Knowledge of state traffic laws, state statutes and ordinances


· Non-Smoker and remain such for duration of employment (for those hired after 1989)

· Must perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, strenuous or peak physical efforts during periods of emergency; push/pull/lift objects up to 75 pounds, occasionally; and seldom, pull up to 100 pounds

· Ability to sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods. Ability to remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, such as restraining a suspect, bending or stooping when marking an accident scene. Ability to perform simple motor skills such as directing traffic

· Ability to perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as handcuffing a resisting party. Ability to perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as firing a weapon and data entry

· Ability to see objects far away as in driving or reading a license plate; ability to see objects closely as in reading a shift report; able to discriminate colors as in a vehicle, house color, or traffic signal. Ability to hear normal sounds with some noise; distinguish voice patterns and communicate through human speech, as in communicating via police radio or telephone

· Ability to concentrate on moderate detail with frequent interruption; ability to attend to talk/function for more than 60 minutes at a time and remember multiple tasks/assignments for extended periods of time; ability to understand and relate to specific ideas, often and several at a time

· Maybe exposed to blood, body tissues, or fluids; sudden fluctuations in temperature, hazardous waste materials other than blood, seasonal conditions outside; exposure to dust; loud or unpleasant noises.

· Ability to maintain the required department physical fitness standards

· Ability to learn and use self-defense skills and standard police weapons. Ability to complete the physical aspects of recruit training and to maintain required department physical fitness standards.

· Vision corrected to 20/20 in both eyes

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 21 at appointment
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Work experience interacting with people


· Work experience interacting with people

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Successful completion of Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Academy Program, recruit training and a probationary period of employment


· Valid Driver’s License

· Valid Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification or eligible for comparative certification.

· Maintain Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification for the duration of employment

Contact Information

Sherri Tanguay

Town of Glastonbury
2155 MAIN ST
GLASTONBURY, Connecticut 06033
phone: 1 860 652 7503

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