Updated October 18, 2013
We will continue to accept applications and scores from the September,
October and November 2013 C.P.C.A. tests administered via Policeapp.com.
The top scoring candidates from the CPCA exams will be notified about oral board examinations
in early December.
Successful candidates will then continue on with the background
investigation process. It is our intent to have a list of qualified
candidates ready for future staffing needs and the April 2014 academy class. We will continue to accept applications via PoliceApp.com to fill vacancies as necessary. Check this webpage and
PoliceApp.com for future updates and test times.
for general police department information
Police Officer Vacancies: 1 (Note: a candidate has
been identified for December hiring).
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
The Town of South Windsor is an equal opportunity employer.
Questions about eligibility may be directed to
P. Custer at firstname.lastname@example.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:
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
The Town of South Windsor is
an equal opportunity employer.
Community Service Officer - Public Safety Dispatcher Openings:
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER/COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER:
Applications are currently being accepted at
www.policeapp.com Applicants should
have current or previous certifications in COLLECT and/or CT
information contact Lt. Scott P. Custer by
email at email@example.com
Information about the job opening:
The Position: The position of Community
Service Officer provides for a challenging and vital police-support role
within the Town of South Windsor. Community Service Officers perform a
variety of non-hazardous police functions, allowing for the more efficient
use of all personnel and an overall improvement of police services. The Town
provides all necessary training consistent with the duties assigned to these
officers. Community Service Officers assigned to the dispatch function
operate the central switchboard, radio communications equipment, computer
terminals and do related work. Dispatch staff receives requests for service
via phone and in person; dispatch police, fire and medical resources as
appropriate; transmits pertinent information to those units; keeps records
of complaints and incidents and work extensively with computer aided
dispatch programs and other computer databases.
Community Service Officers bid shifts and by seniority and this position
requires the ability to work rotating shifts with varying days off.
Applicants must be available to work any of the three daily shifts,
including weekends and holidays. Dispatchers work a 40 hour work week with
varying days off.
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.
Selection Process: Applicants must
pass a battery of tests including written and audio simulation tests, a
background investigation, 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
Compensation: Community Service Officer
salaries start at $48,534 (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: South Windsor Police
Services 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, and 11
full-time Community Service Officers.
logged over 44,000 calls for service in 2012.
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.