UConn - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department UConn Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalaryAnnual salary upon CT P.O.S.T. Certification: $62,260 - $80,097 (plus $5,000 in additional stipends)
Deadline Sep 30, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Storrs & Regional Campuses, CT
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Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

University of Connecticut

Police Department

Statewide Locations

Police Officers

(Positions may be filled with P.O.S.T Certified Police Officers or Police Officer Trainees)



  • Annual salary upon Connecticut P.O.S.T. Certification: $62,260 - $80,097 (plus $5,000 in additional stipends)


Additional benefits include, but not limited to:

  • State of Connecticut Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan
  • State of Connecticut Medical and Dental Plans
  • Voluntary supplemental 457 and 403b Defined Contribution Plans



UConn Police. Protecting Connecticut’s Future.

The University of Connecticut Police Department, an internationally accredited police agency, is inviting applicants to apply for Police Officer vacancies currently available throughout statewide locations of the University of Connecticut including: Storrs, Hartford, Farmington, Stamford, Avery Point, and Waterbury. A career with UConn Police is multi-dimensional, challenging, and an opportunity to serve a unique and diverse community. UConn Police Officers, through a community-centered approach, provide a wide range of police services including hosting or attending community events, investigation of criminal incidents, enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws, management of public demonstrations and large gatherings, and overall service and protection of persons and property on all of UConn's campuses.  The UConn Police Department focuses on being a community-oriented police department in all that it does.  UConn Police Officers work a challenging schedule that includes major university events, NCAA events, dignitary visits, specialized community-based initiatives and other complex assignments.  

For more information about the UConn Police Department please visit: https://publicsafety.uconn.edu/police/careers/how-to-join-ucpd/.

For more information on state class specification (job description) and qualifications, go to: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=9035PS&R1=undefined&R3=undefined.

All applicants must meet State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards & Training Council Standards found here: https://portal.ct.gov/POST in order to be employed as a police officer in the State of Connecticut.


In order to be considered for employment as a Police Officer Trainee with the UConn Police Department, applicants must:

  • Current valid CPCA Entry Level Police Officer exam score.
  • Current valid CHIP card at the time of application or ability to pass department issued physical agility assessment.  
  • Have no Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions or any act of perjury or false statement.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Have reached 21st birthday.
  • Possess excellent written communication.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communications.
  • Experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with and addressing the needs of a diverse community.



  • Earned Associates degree or minimum of 60 credits in any field of study from an accredited college/university.
  • Volunteer work in the community. Please reference specific details in application materials.
  • United States Military Service.
  • Prior law enforcement service.


Applicants interested in trainee positions can visit https://www.policeapp.com/ to learn about CPCA exam dates.


These are full time, permanent positions on various shifts. The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical and dental benefits.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon successfully completing Polygraph, Psychological, Background and Pre-Employment physical and meeting all other POSTC Requirements and Standards.



Qualified applicants must apply online using https://www.policeapp.com/. Applicants should consider providing a resume, references, and a cover letter that includes why you want to become a Police Officer at the University of Connecticut; your expectations of the job and what skillsets you can bring to the Police Department. Application review will occur on a rolling basis. Candidates will be selected for interview based on a review of their application materials and exam score. Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the preferred qualifications.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Please direct questions regarding this position to workforce@uconn.edu

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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