Updated April 20, 2015
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.
for general police department information
Police Officer Vacancies: 2
(Oral Board interviews are scheduled for December)
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 Lt. Scott 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.
Public Safety Dispatcher Openings:
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER
Applications will only be accepted via
(Application Phase now closed)
information contact Lt. Scott P. Custer by
email at email@example.com
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.
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
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
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.
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.