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The Town of Monroe consists of 20,000+ residents with award-winning schools, an expansive park system, and a growing local commercial and industrial business community.  The Monroe Police Department is a State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council-accredited police department, dedicated to delivering professional law enforcement services to our community by hiring the most qualified individuals.

Our officers are able to participate in many specialized assignments throughout the department and the community including task force assignments, School Resource Officer, Canine Unit, Detective Division training positions as well as supplemental positions including Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team with both Tactical Operators and Negotiators, Triad, Crash Reconstruction Team, Community Resource Officer, Domestic Violence Unit, Crisis Intervention Unit, Marine Patrol (Lake Zoar), Bike Patrol and Special Olympics events coordinator.

Certified police officers:

  • Pay range – $63,038 – $79,688 (Pending negotiations).
  • State of Connecticut Defined Benefit Pension Plan – CMERS 25 years
  • Health, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Plans 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Longevity and Education Incentives
  • 5/2, 5/3 Work Schedule
  • Military Buyback

The minimum qualifications for a certified police applicant are:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have completed 2 years of service, post FTO with current department
  • Must be 21 years of Age and able to obtain a Connecticut Driver’s license
  • U.S. Citizen with a high school diploma or equivalency
  • No Felony or Class A / B misdemeanor convictions
  • Must pass CPCA written examination
  • CHIP card requirement can be obtained through the department after application submission
  • Must maintain a personal residence within a 20-mile radius of Police Headquarters after hire

Additionally:  Must NOT

  • Have been Dishonorably Discharged from the military service.
  • Have been terminated for cause from any department of local, state or federal government.
  • Have tattoos on the face, head, hand, mouth or neck. Additionally, exposed tattoos are subject to the department policy review.


  • The Monroe Police Department provides service 24 hours, 365 days/year
  • Candidates should be prepared to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to work independently

Testing shall consist of the following POSTC requirements:

  • A passing score of 70% on the CPCA certified officer exam 
  • An oral board interview
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Successful completion of psychological examination
  • Successful completion of a polygraph examination
  • Successful completion of a physical exam

Each candidate, prior to employment will be required to pass a complete drug screening.

Illegal Drugs: Candidates cannot have consumed or possessed any current illegal drugs within the ten (10) years preceding the date of the application for employment.  Additionally, candidates cannot have sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug or controlled substance without legal authorization.

Other factors considered, but not limited to, are the individuals:

  • Employment / military history
  • Driving history
  • Criminal activity –involvement in non-detected crimes
  • Truthfulness and character issues

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The Monroe Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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