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Newington Police Department 

Now Hiring! 

Entry Level Applicants Apply Here

Certified Police Officers Apply Here


  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test
  • United States Citizen
  • 21 Years of Age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid CHIP Card
  • No Conviction for a Felony or any • Class A or Class B Misdemeanor    


  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interview
  • Comprehensive background Investigation
  • Polygraph/Psychological
  • Pre-employment Physical                          
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  • Patrol Division
  • Detective Division
  • Tactical Team
  • Motorcycle Patrol and Bike Patrol
  • Community Service Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Accident Reconstruction Team

Salary and Benefits

  • $72,983 (Recruit -1st 9 months) 
  • $78,468 - $100,170
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation
  • Investment Plan
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays
  • College Tuition Assistance and Education Incentive
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Recruitment / Employment

The Newington Police Department conducts ongoing recruitment. There are two sets of testing - Entry Level and Connecticut POSTC Certified. When employment opportunities are available they will be posted on the Police App Website.  This will bring you to the current openings and testing procedures. If you have a question concerning recruitment you can email our recruitment coordinator at or call 860-594-6201

The Newington Police Department Certified Police Officer Application can be found here

Entry Level Requirements

These are the entry level requirements as set up by the Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) for the State of Connecticut:

  • To  qualify for a police officer certification in Connecticut, an applicant  must meet all relevant entry level requirements as set by the State’s  POST Council, some of which are that the candidate:
    • Be a citizen of the United States;
    • Be at least 21 years of age;
    • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test;
    • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license;
  • Pass the following tests or requirements administered or coordinated by NPD:
    • Written entry test;
    • Oral interview panel with at least one CT POST Council certified police officer on the panel;
    • Fingerprinted (by NPD) and a search made of fingerprint files for any record;
    • Not convicted by a court of any felony, any class A or class B misdemeanor;
    • Have not committed any act which would constitute perjury or false statement;
    • Pass a background investigation;
    • Pass a polygraph examination (by POST Council approved polygraph examiners only);
    • Found suitable for police work by psychological examination;
    • Pass established drug screening tests;
    • Examined and certified by POST as a probationary police recruit;
    • Pass all physical fitness requirements;
    • Have  personally certified knowledge that any falsification of any statement  in the application process constitutes grounds for termination;  
    • Other tests or requirements as established by the Town of Newington.

More information on requirements and academy training can be found at the POSTC website.