Bristol - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Bristol Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$70,915- $86,200/yr.
Location Bristol, CT

Job Announcement

Bristol Police Department, CT Police Jobs

POLICE OFFICER Testing Announcement


The City of Bristol is accepting applications for Police Officer testing to establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.  The expected duration of the selection process is estimated to be a minimum of three (3) months to a maximum of two and one half (2 ½) years.  Initial testing requires possession of a CHIP Certificate (physical ability exam) successful completion of a written and oral examination.  Additionally, successfully passing a psychological, medical exam including drug screen, polygraph examination and extensive background investigation are required prior to hire.


VETERANS PREFERENCE:  5 points will be added to a final passing score (maximum score = 100 points) for veterans who have completed a minimum of 90 days of active military service with an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.  Copy of Form DD-214 Member-4 can either be uploaded when completing the employment application by October 19, 2022, or submitted in person at the written exam test on Wednesday, November 9, 2022Failure to provide adequate paperwork by the written test date will forfeit your eligibility to receive veteran’s points.


SALARY RANGE:  $70,915 - $86,200/year



  • Must be 21 years of age High School Diploma or GED            United States Citizen









REQUIRES VALID C.H.I.P. CERT (physical ability exam) issued on or after May 9, 2022:

  • Must present your CHIP Certificate to gain entrance to the written exam.

CHIP Physical Ability Test Registration online at  

  • Opportunities for CHIP testing:


Registration Deadline


CHIP Test Date

September 12, 2022

Bristol Eastern HS, Bristol CT

September 18, 2022

*October 23, 2022  (*last chance to register)

Harding HS, Bridgeport CT

October 30, 2022




WRITTEN EXAM IS SCHEDULED FOR Wednesday, November 9, 2022.  A separate email will go out inviting applicants to this process after our closing deadline for applications.



UPDATES: All communication regarding exam dates, results, etc., will be provided via EMAIL sent from  You may need to add this address to your “ALLOWED SENDERS” list on your email settings or it may be delivered to your junk/spam mail folder.


This posting is intended as a guide to the initial phase of the application process and must not be taken as a complete description of the position or process.  Our Police Officer Testing Summary contains additional information.  Testing process questions, please call Human Resources (860) 584-6175.  For general questions regarding the Bristol Police Department, please email .


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