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Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for a variety of services for the City of Hartford's diverse workforce and is committed to providing effective guidance and support to all City departments with respect to managing employees and the hiring of new employees. By establishing Human Resources Policies and Procedures, we provide fair, consistent and clear standards to be applied by the City of Hartford as an employer. The Department provides direct services in the following areas: Compensation, Classification, Benefits, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Training and Development, and Recruitment. In addition, the Department serves as a resource to Department Heads and City Administration on matters involving collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal employment law.


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The Hartford Police Department is Hiring!


HARTFORD, CONN (December 11, 2017) –  Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department has opened an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the police force.  Applications will be accepted from today, December 11, 2017 through January 5, 2018.  There are separate applications for residents and non-residents available through one website: PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT

“We’ve placed a high priority on recruiting the next generation of Hartford police officers, and I encourage anyone interested in a career in community-oriented law enforcement to apply,” said Mayor Bronin.  “This will be the fourth class of recruits in the last two years, after many years in which the City failed to recruit any new police officers.  We’ve also worked hard to identify outstanding recruits and to increase the diversity of our recruit classes, so that our force better reflects the community it serves.”

The Police Department has fielded three new police classes since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016.  Together, those classes have included approximately 50 recruits, approximately half of whom have been Black or Hispanic.

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and required documentation online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.

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Department of Human Resources
Hartford City Hall,
Ground Floor, Room 3
550 Main Street
Hartford CT, 06103
Office: (860) 757-9800
Fax: (860) 722-8042
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Office Hours:
8:00 am- 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM