TOWN OF DARIEN, CONNECTICUT
ENTRY LEVEL EXAMINATION FOR POLICE OFFICER
SALARY RANGE: $66,475 to $90,383
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Sick leave, paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, pension plan, group life insurance, group health insurance, longevity increases, tuition reimbursement. Opportunity for extra duty pay, 20-year retirement with no age limitation.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS
Applications must be postmarked or on file at the office of the Chief of Police on or before December 31, 2017
Return or mail applications to: Office of the Chief of Police
Darien Police Department, 25 Hecker Avenue, Darien, CT 06820
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Works under immediate supervision of captain, lieutenant or sergeant as designated, who frequently review work for completeness and conformance to orders and regulations. Operates Department cruisers and/or walks foot patrol beat on assigned shifts. Maintains order and protects life and property. Investigates complaints, violations, and accidents completing all required written reports. Performs all related duties as required.
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have earned a minimum of sixty credits from an accredited college or university, OR a minimum of two years full active military duty plus 30 credits, OR previous law enforcement experience plus 30 credits. Candidates are required to attach a copy of their academic transcript(s) to their employment application upon submission. Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of written test. The candidate must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, and must be a citizen of the United States. Police officers must possess a satisfactory level of social and general intelligence; ability to comprehend and follow written and oral policies and procedures; basic computer skills; ability to write accurate investigatory reports; logical reasoning, problem solving, and decision making abilities; capacity for sustained attention and concentration, as well as for decisive action. Police officer candidates must meet acceptable standards of physical and mental health, being free of any physical, mental, or physiological condition that could impair essential job requirements, including significant personality disorder or substance abuse. Candidates must have normal hearing, normal color vision and depth perception, binocular vision, distance and near vision (with lenses) must be 20/30 each eye. Candidates must be free from felony and Class A or B misdemeanor convictions, and have a good educational and work record.
Candidates applying to the Darien Police Department must have a valid CHIP Card in order to apply for the position of police officer.
THE SELECTION PROCESS CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
2. Written Examination Minimum Passing Score 70%
3. CHIP card
4. Oral Examination
5. Polygraph Examination (Pass/Fail)
6. Psychological Examination (Pass/Fail)
7. Drug Screen (Pass/Fail)
8. Stress Test (Pass/Fail)
9. Comprehensive Medical Exam. (Pass/Fail)
10. Background Investigation
The Board of Police Commissioners will interview successful candidates in making its determination of which to employ.
Candidates must obtain a passing score on each part of the examination to be considered for succeeding parts.
As the needs of the Darien Police Department dictate, admission to the oral phase will be limited only to candidates who have a valid CHIP card andscore highest on the written phase.
The written examination will be conducted for the Town of Darien, Connecticut by a private testing agency.
Successful passing of written examination, oral board and the remainder of the selection process requirements stated does not guarantee employment by the Darien Police Department. The Town of Darien is an equal opportunity employer.
For additional information, please visit our web site www.darienpolice.org or call our Training Division at 203-662-5342 Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-3:00 PM.
Applications may be obtained from the Office of Chief of Police, Police Headquarters, Darien, Connecticut, or may be downloaded via our website.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CHARGED A NON-REFUNDABLE $40.00 FILING FEE. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “DARIEN POLICE DEPARTMENT”. INCLUDE YOUR FILING FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Written examination will be given on January 13, 2018 at Middlesex Middle School, Darien, Connecticut.
The Town of Darien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.