Police Sergeant

Recruitment #240206-9024PS-001


Located in New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, CCSU is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  CCSU offers a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. 

We are accepting applications from candidates who meet the qualifications for a Police Sergeant.  This position is located in the CCSU Police Department, and is full-time, 40 hours per week.  Shift placement is to be determined upon shift bidding process for first, second and third shift, and may be required to work holidays and weekends. 


  • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year. 
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
  • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees. 
  • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth. 
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.


  • Full-Time
  • 40 hours per week
  • Possibly third shift, with the potential of rotating days off
If selected for interview, candidates will be required to read and become familiar with the following recommended reading list:
  • HB 6004 An Act Concerning Police Accountability, 
  • Spector, Elliot B., Connecticut Law Enforcement Officer's Field Manual:  Red and Blue Books, Blue 360 Media 2024
  • 2023 Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report (Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,
  • Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing (
All candidates must include their CT POST Police Officer Certification number with date of issuance and expiration on their application in order to be considered. Additionally, candidates at all times must possess, and be able to exercise all of the requirements of a Police Officer including obtaining certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut, the ability to bear and use arms, the ability to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Candidate will be required as assigned to be available for training and work assignments on all shifts, including holidays and weekends.

Selection Plan

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

All candidates for employment at Central Connecticut State University are subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation, including a psychological, polygraph and medical examination. Selection for employment is contingent upon completion of background investigation. Candidates must possess at all times a valid motor vehicle license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Applicants invited to interview will be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: Updates of this recruitment will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.  For all other inquiries, please contact Olivia Duncan,

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


In a state agency, college or university this class is used in two ways:

  1. Supervising and participating in the activities of an assigned shift engaged in providing for the security and protection of lives and/or property through the enforcement of state statutes and regulations.
  2. Assisting a Lieutenant in supervising operations of a facility protective services operation.


Supervises and assists an assigned staff in performance of police functions and duties including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with department standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; reviews and evaluates courtesy and attitude toward public; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed on shift; reviews and maintains police officer reports, records and logs and submits pertinent reports; coordinates exchange of information among shifts or with other law enforcement agencies; implements established procedures to minimize various law enforcement matters; performs full range of public enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as assigned to subordinate staff; responds to complaints of police error, improper actions or negligence; supervises, coordinates and conducts investigations, special assignments and emergency response situations; may be temporarily assigned to long term serious investigations; may train, assist in and/or supervise training of departmental personnel; may serve as dispatcher; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of police and security practices and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; knowledge of traffic control practices and procedures; basic knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; supervisory ability, ability to utilize computer software.


Three (3) years of experience as a Police Officer in an organized police department or within state service.


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


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in Public Safety in a Higher Education environment
  • Previous law enforcement experience at the level of Sergeant or above
  • Previous supervision experience in a Police Department
  • Certified Field Training Officer
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder
  • First Line Supervisor Training 

  • POSTC Certified Police Instructor in any of the following areas:

  • Firearms / Rife
  • Use of Force
  • Less Lethal
  • Defensive Tactics
  • CIT / Mental Health Awareness
  • Impaired Driving/Intox

    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 in this class 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, to uncomfortable weather conditions and/or to confinement within a vehicle for prolonged periods.



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