South Windsor Police Department
151 Sand Hill Road
South Windsor, CT  06074
(860) 644-2551
9-1-1 for Emergencies
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Lieutenant Scott P. Custer
Support Services
(860) 648-6255
scott.custer@southwindsor.org

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Updated December 17, 2014

We will continue to accept applications and scores as needed via the C.P.C.A. tests administered via Policeapp.com.  The top scoring candidates from the CPCA exams will be notified about oral board examinations. Successful candidates will then continue on with the background investigation process. It is our intent to maintain a list of qualified candidates ready for future staffing needs and to fill seats as they become available in academy classes.   Check this webpage and PoliceApp.com for future updates and test times.

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Police Officer Vacancies:  2 (Oral Board interviews are scheduled for December)
The South Windsor Police Department is a proactive and progressive law enforcement agency with a focus on community policing and problem solving. The department offers paid training, a competitive salary and benefits package and a defined contribution retirement plan. Officers can work in numerous special assignments including Investigations, Traffic, Vice & Narcotics, Youth Services, and participate in various regional teams such as Metro Traffic Services, and the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team (SWAT-Negotiators-Dive).
 The Town of South Windsor is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions about eligibility may be directed to Lt. Scott P. Custer at scott.custer@southwindsor.org

Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, with a college degree preferred; possess a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one by the time of appointment; have a good driving history; be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; have no criminal record.  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 South Windsor Police Department offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The hiring of a police officer is a multiple phase process.  Generally, it includes the following:
1. Application
2. Written Exam
3. Physical Assessment (CHIP)
4. Oral Interview Panel
5. Personal History Questionnaire
6. Polygraph Exam
7. Psychological Evaluation
8. Background Investigation
9. Physical Exam, Drug Screen, Cardiac Stress Test
10. Interview with Chief of Police

Note: Grooming Standards- Tattoos & Piercings:
The South Windsor Police Department does not permit facial piercings to be worn on duty and only female officers are permitted to wear 1 pair of small stud type earrings while on duty. 
Tattoos may not be visible while in uniform (this includes short sleeve uniform shirts, and shorts worn by Bike Officers.)  Tattoo covers, bandaging, cover-ups, etc. are not acceptable.


For more information contact Lt. Scott Custer at scott.custer@southwindsor.org

The Town of South Windsor is an equal opportunity employer.


Public Safety Dispatcher Openings 1

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER
 Applications will only be accepted via www.Policeapp.com- (Application Phase now closed)

For more information contact Lt. Scott P. Custer by email at scott.custer@southwindsor.org


The Position:
Dispatchers work a 40 hour work week with varying days off.  Please note that the eight dispatchers bid 14 week shift schedules by seniority. Shift assignments consist of Day, Evening, Midnight or Rotating.  The Rotating shift covers days off for the other dispatchers, therefore they work 2 day shifts, 2 evening shifts and 1 or 2 midnight shifts each week.   As a vital public safety position, it is required that we have minimum staffing of 2 dispatchers on duty, 24 hours a day, every day. 

The dispatch center is adjacent to the lobby and dispatcher handle all radio calls, 911 calls, routine calls and walk-in complaints.  They dispatch and maintain computerized records for Police, Fire and Medical incidents.  As the only department staffed 24 hours a day in South Windsor, our dispatchers facilitate communications among all town agencies after hours, including Pollution Control, Health Inspectors, Building Inspectors, Town Highway, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:  Eligible applicants must be a United States citizen, possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, have vision correctable to 20/20, possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license or the ability to obtain one by the time of appointment, have a good driving history and have no criminal record.  Applicants must possess normal hearing and speech and be able to follow written and oral instructions, and perform tasks using common sense and good judgment to make decisions in routine and emergency situations.  Successful candidates should have excellent communication skills and a high level of proficiency with computers and the ability to multi-task.

Selection Process:  Applicants must pass a battery of tests including written and audio simulation tests, an oral board interview, background investigation, psychological exam, and chief’s interview.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with a progressive, community oriented police agency.  South Windsor offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. 

Compensation:  Dispatcher salaries start at $49,747 (16 week training period pay rate paid at $39k) and employees receive health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation time, as well as receiving town contributions to a 401(a) defined contribution retirement plan.

The Department: The South Windsor Police Department prides itself on being a service oriented law enforcement agency.  The agency is deeply committed to maintaining a partnership with the community to provide the highest quality police services possible.  The department employs 43 sworn personnel, 3 civilian employees, 3 Community Service officers and 8 Public Safety Dispatchers.  The department logged over 40,000 calls for service in 2013.

The Town: South Windsor covers 28.5 square miles and has approximately 25,000 residents.  It is located northeast of Hartford, offering suburban living in a rural atmosphere.  The development of the I-291 Corridor and the Buckland Gateway Zone will provide tremendous growth potential for the Town of South Windsor.

South Windsor has a Town Council/Town Manager form of government.  The Town Manager is the chief executive officer, reporting to a nine-member Town Council that is elected at large.

The Town of South Windsor is an equal opportunity employer.
 

 

Lt. Scott Custer
Support Services
(860)648-6255
scott.custer@southwindsor.org

 

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