Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Police Lieutenant

Recruitment #220905-9023PS-001


Located in Willimantic, CT, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) is one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning and the state’s designated public liberal arts university.  Our mission is to provide high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs to a diverse population of talented students. 

We are currently accepting applications for one (1) Police Lieutenant to work full-time, 40-hours per week.  This class is accountable for supervising law enforcement activities and security functions.  Incumbents must be available to work all shifts.  

Selection Plan

NOTE:  In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

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

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. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: LaShawn McBride,, (860) 465-5220.


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the University System, or Manchester Community College this class is accountable for supervising law enforcement activities and security functions.

In the Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Services this class is accountable for the supervision of staff engaged in performing a full range of tasks relevant to the enforcement and investigation of statutes governing child support fraud.


GENERAL: Plans, organizes and supervises police activities; assesses enforcement, protection and security needs of the institution; develops plans and procedures to accommodate full range of problems; allocates patrol or investigative area duty assignments to unit personnel; schedules subordinates to provide for 24-hour coverage of security function; plans, develops and conducts training programs; evaluates staff performance and reports on, recommends or takes corrective action as required; prepares reports of unit activities; coordinates exchange of information with other law enforcement agencies; supervises inspection or investigative activities; conducts confidential investigations and handles cases involving more serious or sensitive incidents; supervises, conducts or coordinates special programs, projects and services; supervises identification process for employees involved with security or handling of money; serves as a member of facility security committee; may perform full range of police enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as required; may take command of police unit in absence of an official of higher rank; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of police administration; considerable knowledge of police practices, procedures and investigative techniques; considerable knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in criminal investigations; considerable knowledge of security practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; considerable knowledge of evidentiary procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of traffic and crowd control procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interview skills; ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; supervisory ability; ability to utilize computer software.


Five (5) years of experience as a Police Officer in an organized police department or within state service.


GENERAL: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Police Sergeant.

SOCIAL SERVICES: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been as a Special Enforcement Officer.


A Bachelor's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


  • Strong understanding and knowledge of 21st Century Policing principals.
  • Completion of the Southern Police Institute (SPI) Command Officer Development Course (CODC) or SPI Administrative Officers Course (ACO), FBINA or similar advanced executive officer training. 
  • Considerable knowledge of computer software and utilization.
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.
  • Previous experience at the rank of Lieutenant or above.
  • Accreditation Manager or significant experience in the areas of State of Connecticut and/or CALEA accreditation. 
  • Three (3) years of command level experience within a Police Department.
POST-C Certified Police Instructor in any of the following areas:

  • First Line Supervisor Certification
  • CIT / Mental Health Awareness
  • Response to Family Violence 
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Bias Based Policing 
  • Police Legitimacy
  • Human Trafficking 


1. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to "arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct." (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142).
3. Incumbents must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
5. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
6. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT certification).
7. Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
8. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant and/or dangerous situations which could cause injury or loss of life.



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.