Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Law Enforcement Instructor

Part Time

Recruitment #210716-5343VR-001


Are you interested in training the future of law enforcement in Connecticut? 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Protection (DESPP

is recruiting for a Law Enforcement Instructor to join our team!

Position Details 

This role will be conveniently located at The Connecticut Police Academy (POSTC) in Meriden, CT. At times candidates may be asked to participate at a satellite training facility to include the EVOC field located in East Hartford. 

This is a part time role, with a Monday - Friday schedule, hours range from 0700hr - 1730hrs. Please note: hours per week can not exceed 17.5 per week per job classification. 

This position allows candidates to stay active in Law Enforcement, influence statewide training at the Basic Recruit and in-service levels. 

More details can be found in the class specification

Our Mission 

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing enforcement, regulatory, and scientific services through prevention, education, and innovative use of technology. In striving to accomplish our mission, we embody our core values with great PRIDE. 

PROFESSIONALISM through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women. 
RESPECT for ourselves and others through our words and actions. 
INTEGRITY through adherence to standards and values that foster public trust. 
DEDICATION to service. 

EQUALITY through fair and unprejudiced application of the law. 

This mission will be accomplished in partnership with all levels of government and the public, through quality law enforcement services and education based upon high ethical, professional, and legal standards.

Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.

This selection process is expected to take several months, dependent upon the level of response to the announcement

To Apply:

Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

What to Expect After You Apply:

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 and check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

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

  • State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations, Cover Letter and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
  • Non-State Employees: Two (2) professional letters of reference from a current and/or previous supervisor and a completed CT-HR-13 form.

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.

Applicants who have not been selected for employment with DESPP at this time are encouraged to reapply in the future for this or other job opportunities.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Should you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Samantha Wasef, Leadership Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357 


In the Police Officer Standards and Training Council prepares and conducts courses of instruction for municipal police personnel.


Instructs municipal police personnel in specific areas of specialization or expertise, i.e., penal code, civil liability, judicial decisions, firearms or other law enforcement courses; prepares course outlines and lesson plans; selects appropriate training materials; prepares, administers and corrects tests; maintains records of student's performance; evaluates and prepares reports on student's progress; may evaluate course effectiveness and recommend changes in course content to effect improvements.

This position is open to any candidate that has considerable knowledge of training law enforcement officers. This position will focus primarily on specific areas such as EVOC, Defensive tactics, firearms and EMR (EMSI) and use of force training for both municipal and state police. 


Considerable knowledge of crime prevention and law enforcement principles, practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of educational methods and techniques; considerable ability to prepare lesson plans and organize teaching materials to provide effective training; considerable ability in written and oral expression; considerable ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with trainees, instructors and others contacted in the work.


Three (3) years of full time employment in a law enforcement, criminal justice or related agency.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a full time teacher or instructor in a law enforcement or related training program and be qualified to obtain a law enforcement instructor certification from the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.


The preferred candidates will have:

  • Experience as or a willingness and ability to become an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) instructor;

  • Experience as an instructor or teacher;
  • Experience as or a willingness and ability to become a firearms instructor;
  • Experience as or a willingness and ability to become defensive tactics instructor;
  • Experience as or a willingness and ability to become a use of force instructor;
  • Experience as or a willingness and ability to become an Emergency Medical Service Instructor (EMSI).



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

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