Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Training Officer

Recruitment #210119-8838PS-001


Are you a driven individual with a passion to help protect your community? 
We encourage you to join our team in educating the next generation of law enforcement officers!


The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) mission is three fold: 

  1. Providing innovative, credible and responsive high quality basic, advanced and specialized training to Connecticut police officers. 
  2. Committed to adopting and enforcing professional requirements for individual police officer certification.
  3. Provide a body of comprehensive professional law enforcement accreditation standards for state law enforcement agencies, manage such program, grant accredited status to agencies which demonstrate and maintain compliance with applicable standards. 
Position Highlights:

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Protection is recruiting for a Training Officer to join our team conveniently located at The Connecticut Police Academy (POSTC) in Meriden, CT. 

This position is critical in developing curriculum, lesson plans, and training modules necessary to instruct police recruits and in service law enforcement officers in related topics. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, Monday to Friday schedule. 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 

  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work/life balance! 
Learn more about how YOU can make an impact: 

Selection Plan

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13
Non-State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13
Also considered in this selection process: 

  • Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records. 
Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process. 

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. 

Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. 

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field. 

Items to note: 

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting recruit and in-service courses of instruction for municipal police personnel.


Serves as subject matter specialist for a core of subject modules in municipal police training; develops curriculum for courses; researches subject matter to keep current with laws, trends and state of the art developments in field; reviews and evaluates textbooks; creates visual aids for each area; structures classes and develops appropriate teaching techniques, e.g. role playing, case histories, etc.; provides demonstration and evaluation of practical skills; constructs subject matter examinations; evaluates student performance; maintains discipline; arranges for guest lecturers including visual aids, hand out material and scheduling of classes; performs validation research to determine value and application of training; maintains permanent file of student records; may represent Police Officer Standards and Training Council or Director at meetings, conferences or other law enforcement training activities ; serves as Coordinator for a resident or commuter class on a rotating basis; orients new students; assigns dormitory rooms; issues uniforms; constructs class seating plan; schedules classes; schedules audiovisual equipment use; assigns work details; administers discipline; counsels students; conducts inspections; administers pre- and post-examinations; performs related duties as required.

On a rotating basis serves as Coordinator for a resident or commuter class; orients new students; assigns dormitory rooms; issues uniforms; constructs class seating plan; schedules classes; schedules audiovisual equipment use; assigns work details; administers discipline; counsels students; conducts inspections; administers pre- and post-examinations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of current police practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of adult training and educational methods and techniques; basic knowledge of research techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.


Five (5) years of experience in a federal, state or municipal law enforcement agency with some experience conducting formal law enforcement training programs.

Note: Formal training is defined as training conducted in a classroom and/or workshop setting with set training goals and objectives and a formalized lesson plan. On the job one-on-one training is not considered formal training.


College training in adult education, criminal justice, police administration or police science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of one year for an Associate's degree, two years for a Bachelor's degree or three years for a Master's degree.


The preferred candidate will possess: 

  • 5 years of experience in a supervisory role; 
  • Experience in coordinating training schedules, lesson plans and arranging guest instructors; 
  • Experience in classroom management, including supervising, disciplining and counseling students; 
  • Experience organizing validation research for a training program and curriculum updates; 
  • Demonstrated experience with physical training to include but not limited to: EVOC, Arrest and control tactics, Firearms, and Physical fitness programs. 


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some discomfort and danger of physical injury while instructing inexperienced recruits in the use of firearms, chemical weapons and self defense.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.