Chief of Police

James Wardwell

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Careers
(UPDATE 9/21/12)---The application for the entry level process is now closed.
Good luck to those who applied.

 

We are still accepting applications from
Certified Officers For Lateral Transfer

Any questions please contact Sergeant Gallup at (860) 826-3081  or

Personnel Director Karen Levine at (860) 826-3408.

All applications must be returned to the Personnel Office at
27 Main Street, New Britain.

Application
Non-smoking affidavit

The City of New Britain offers new officers a 25 year retirement under the state run MERF-B plan. It also provides medical, dental, and optical insurance to the officers under Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Connecticare. New officers must sign a no-smoking affidavit as a condition of employment and must comply with the department's weight control provisions.

We offer five different work shifts in Patrol and no shift rotations. Shifts are chosen by seniority bid. We currently enjoy a 4/2 work week. This means officers work four days on, then have two days off. We allow shift swaps. Under the recently approved contract, trainees start at $53,469 per year. Pay increases, or steps, occur at four, sixteen and finally twenty-eight months. Patrol Officers' top step of pay is $64,748 per year at present. We have a Civil Service testing process for Detectives, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains. New Britain residents get extra consideration through the "Rule of the List." We also have longevity bonuses, as well as textbook reimbursement and educational bonuses for members continuing their education. Our officers who are military reservists are partially compensated during their call-ups for the difference in military to civilian pay. We also have a diverse department with many special assignments and opportunities for training for those who are interested. See the Organization link for more details.

Officers are represented by the New Britain Police Union, A.F.S.C.M.E. Local 1165. The City of New Britain is an Equal Opportunity employer as well . We also give Veteran's preference of 5 extra points on their overall score at the end of the testing process.

We also have a diverse department with many special assignments and opportunities for training for those who are interested. See the Organization link for more details.

 

New Britain Police Department • 10 Chestnut Street New Britain, CT 06051 • Tel. (860) 826-3000 • Fax (860) 826-0791