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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:

“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, 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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