Recruitment and Process
POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE
Prior to Police Academy Certification and Field Training Program
P.O.S.T.C CERTIFIED OFFICERS
$48,996.00 to $64,469.00
The University of Connecticut's Police Department, an internationally accredited agency through CALEA, provides a wide range of police services not limited to the investigation of criminal incidents, preparation of arrest and search warrant affidavits, enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws, and management of public demonstrations and large gatherings. The UConn Police Department is a fully functional police agency with the same statutory authority as any municipal police department in the State of Connecticut. The Department is responsible for, and its primary mission is, the protection of lives and property at the University of Connecticut and all adjacent areas within the jurisdiction of the UConn Police Department. This includes the main campus in Storrs and the regional campuses located statewide.
UConn Police Officers work in a fast-paced, diverse community and may patrol in cruisers, motorcycles, or bicycles. Officers work a challenging schedule that includes major University events, NCAA athletics events, dignitary visits and other complex assignments.
To apply for a Police Officer job opening, applicants must be P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officers in the State of Connecticut or have a current valid State of Connecticut Protective Services Trainee (Police) exam score. The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) administers state exams.
All positions at the University of Connecticut, including positions in the Police Department, which includes Storrs, Greater Hartford, Waterbury, Torrington, Stamford and Avery Point campuses, are advertised on Husky Hire, the University’s gateway to UConn Job Opportunities at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. To view job openings, click on Search and Apply and continue to Husky Hire.
Husky Hire is an electronic application system which will provide you with the ability to create an online applicant profile; search for job openings; create and submit application materials; and to view application history. Applicants may also receive email notifications to confirm receipt of application materials as well as email notifications when jobs in identified job types are posted. Typically protective services positions are posted for 14 days. For assistance with Husky Hire, go to http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and click on Applicant Resources or call the HR Recruitment Help Desk at 860-486-3033.
For more information on state class specification (job description), minimum qualifications and pay plans, go to: http://das.ct.gov/hr/Jobspec/JobDetail.asp?FCC=3822.
For information on the State of Connecticut Protective Services Exam Process, visit the DAS: Law Enforcement Recruitment site: http://lawexam.ct.gov/lawexam/Default.aspx.
Phases of the Hiring Process
In order to be considered for employment as a police officer with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:
Applicants must pass a battery of tests including written, physical agility, oral, polygraph, psychological and physical examinations as well as an extensive background investigation. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with a progressive, community oriented police agency. The University of Connecticut offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical and dental benefits and Equal Opportunity Employer.
The hiring of a police officer is a multiple phase process. The phases listed below are intended to serve as a general guideline for informational purposes only. Advancing form one phase to the next or within a phase does not necessarily mean you have passed the previous activity, evaluation, or test. The phases can take several months. Generally, it includes the following:
In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut invites applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups.