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A Police Officer of the Town of Manchester represents the Town and performs duties affecting safety and security of the community. The process of selecting people for employment as Police Officers is extremely important and includes several parts. The process is described below. Please read through the entire description. It includes valuable information about what will be required of you during this process.
Your application will be reviewed after the closing date to insure that you meet the minimum education and experience requirements stated in the job description. If you do meet the requirements, you will be invited to take a written exam.
The written examination tests your basic reading and writing skills and your attitude toward police work. The passing score is set at 70%.
The top group of applicants passing the written and agility tests as outlined, will be asked to participate in an oral panel examination. No part of the testing process requires any prior knowledge of law enforcement. A minimum score of 70% on the oral examination is required to pass. The candidates who obtain the highest combined written and assessment scores will be placed on a certification list and are eligible to continue onto the next steps of the process.
All others passing the examination will be placed on an eligible list, which means that they may be considered again during the year if any vacancies for Police Officer occur. The names on the certification list shall be forwarded to the Police Chief, who is the hiring authority.
The Police Department will conduct thorough background investigations on those candidates on the certification list, which includes checking work, school, personal references, military and police records, and other sources as necessary. It will include a polygraph and psychological test. Participation in illegal activities, including drug use, will be investigated regardless of whether those activities resulted in conviction of a crime. Results of this investigation will have a major impact on whether or not you are hired. The Chief of Police has the discretion to hire anyone from within the certified group who is not disqualified based on background or other test results.
If you have any questions or concerns about this process, or wish to discuss whether any aspect of your background may disqualify you from consideration, please contact the Human Resources Department to discuss the matter. Any such discussion will be kept confidential.
A post-offer physical examination, which includes a test for drugs of abuse, conducted by the Town's physician, will also be required of finalists. At that time, if you wear glasses, you must provide a certificate from your optometrist, stating your corrected vision in each eye. The Town requires a minimum of 20/30 corrected vision in each eye.
A post-offer polygraph will also be required.
If at any time, you have a question concerning the procedures used for this examination, please contact:
Human Resources Department
41 Center Street
P.O. Box 191
Manchester, CT 06045-0191
Phone: (860) 647-3126
Recruitment Information Hotline: (860) 647-3170