Police Recruitment


As a Police Recruit, you receive comprehensive training from the professional instructors at the Connecticut Police Academy.  This training includes:

Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
Constitutional Law
State statutes
City ordinances
Federal, state and local courts

Defense Tactics & Control Techniques
Use of firearms
Use of  the expandable baton
Unarmed defense
Emergency vehicle operation
Officer survival
Aerosol weapons

Criminal Investigation
Principles and techniques of interviewing
Crimes against persons & property
Vice and organized crime
Arson investigation
Crime scene investigation
Report writing

Police Response to Community Problems
Community policing
Conflict resolution
Domestic violence
Community social services
Child abuse and neglect
Mental illness
Substance abuse
Patrol procedures and techniques
Traffic safety and enforcement
DUI enforcement
First Aid/CPR


After graduation from the academy you will become a Police Officer and be assigned to work with an experienced Field Training Officer.  Your on-the-job training will equip you with the special skills and knowledge that are necessary in the law enforcement field.


After graduation from the academy you will be assigned to first, second or third watch and have a 5-day work week.


Your own ability and effort determine how far you may advance.  Impartial and objective promotional opportunities are open to all eligible officers and are conducted on a regular basis.


While in the academy you will be eligible for health insurance and holiday pay.
You will be issued department uniforms, equipment and firearm.


Upon graduation from the academy you will be eligible for all Town benefit programs.


To become a Police Recruit you must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet all entrance requirements and minimum standards.
  2. File an application with the Town’s Personnel Office.
  3. Pass the written aptitude test which you schedule with Personnel.
  4. Physical agility test.
  5. Polygraph examination
  6. Complete Personal History Form.
  7. Background investigation
  8. Department Interview Board
  9. Psychological evaluation
  10. Physical examination

Passing all of the above steps will place you on the eligibility list.

If you are selected for the Police Academy, you will be hired as a Police Recruit.  Upon graduation from the academy you will be promoted to Police Officer.


Police Recruit applicants must meet the following initial requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old by the time of hire.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.
  • If you have had military service, discharge must be “honorable," or “under honorable conditions".
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass all the steps listed under “Hiring Procedure".
  • No evidence of deception or subterfuge demonstrated during the pre-employment process.  Applicants who do not meet this qualifier may have their files reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the Training Bureau Commander’s discretion.

The following additional minimum standards involve activities which may to date have been unreported to or undetected by law enforcement, but which will result in disqualification is discovered during the employment process or thereafter.

  • No undetected illegal drug possession or use during the past two years.
  • No illegal distribution or sale of any drug.
  • No undetected crimes involving morals charges.
  • No undetected commissions of misdemeanor crimes of violence or use of physical force or threat thereof, during the past two years.
  • No undetected commissions of misdemeanor property crimes during the past two years.
  • Any undetected commission of felony crimes will result in immediate disqualification.  Any information relative to criminal prosecution will be made available to the proper jurisdiction.
  • Applicants who are subject to disqualification based on the above criteria may have their files reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the Training Bureau Commander’s discretion.

Your background will be closely examined using highly professional, legal, ethical and moral standards.

For information about possible vacancies please
visit the Town of Windsor Human Resources website.

Police Officer
JobID: 715

Position Type:

Police Department

(Certified Officers and Entry Level Officers are encouraged to apply)

The Town of Windsor is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are enthusiastic, creative, competent and trustworthy.  We are committed to fulfilling our mission through use of best practices and quality service.

Our Department
The Windsor Police Department is comprised of approximately 65 employees; 52 sworn officers and 10 civilians and dispatchers.  The community they serve is nearly 30 square miles with a population of over 29,000 citizens.  The Windsor Police Department is dedicated in their continuing efforts to work with and within the community, striving for a safe & healthy town for our citizens and guests.  To find out more about our department visit our website at townofwindsorct.com/police/ .

Salary and Benefits
The Entry Level starting salary for this position is competitive within the Greater Hartford region.  The Certified/Lateral salary will be determined based on experience.   We provide an excellent benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan through CMERS.  Other benefits include:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance
  • State of CT MERF B pension plan
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday leave
  • Short Term Disability Plan after 6 months of employment
  • Town Paid term life insurance and optional life insurance after six months of employment
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

Minimum Requirements
At date of hire the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, have an Associate’s Degree or equivalency (60 credit hours) at an accredited college/university; or four years active military experience; or state certified police officer; or any equivalent combination of education and experience, and pass a criminal background check.  Motivation, enthusiasm, and a commitment to the
community are a must.
Criminal Convictions:  Candidates must have no criminal record revealing any conviction, under federal or state law, or any felony, or any conviction of any Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or of any crime in any other jurisdiction that would if committed in this state, constitute a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or any act which would constitute perjury or false statements.  All other criminal records will be evaluated during the background investigation.

Our Process
The hiring process has several phases. Each phase must be passed to move on to the next step.  Generally, it includes the following:

1. Application at https://townofwindsorct.com/human-resources/vacancies/
2. Wonderlic Personnel Test
3. Physical Agility (CHIP Test at 40%, must have  a valid CHIP card at the time of submitting your application: chip-inc.com, OR pass a physical agility test administered by the department prior to the oral board interview )
4. Oral Interview Panel & Report Writing Test (minimum 75% score required)
5. Background Investigation
6. Polygraph Examination
7. Psychological Evaluation
8. Physical Exam and Drug Screen
9. Interview with Chief of Police

Successful candidate will be required to pass the certification-training program at the Police Academy and the Windsor Police Department’s Field Training Program.

To apply for this position please complete an application at:

The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.  EOE/AA

Note: Positions open unexpectedly and fill quickly. If you want to apply for positions that are not listed as open, please establish a pre-employment file by completing the online application. To complete the online application, use the ‘Start an application for employment’ link available on this site.  Thank you for your interest in the Town of Windsor.

In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the Town of Windsor invites applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups.