Protective Services Trainee (Police)

Recruitment #240520-6600PS-001


Located in New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State University (Central) 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, Central is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  Central offers a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. 

We are accepting applications from candidates who meet the qualifications for a Protective Services Trainee (Police).  This position is located in the Police Department at Central and is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Shifts will be determined depending on placement post Connecticut Police Academy for first, second, or third shift, and will be required to work holidays and weekends. The incumbent in this position is required to successfully complete the training and probationary requirement for appointment to Police Officer, with responsibility for protection of life and property.  Applicants for this position are NOT required to possess or retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.  Applicants for this position are asked to possess and retain an active/valid CHIP card.  Test dates can be found at

  • Industry leading health benefits including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off (including 13 holidays per calendar year).
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Tuition reimbursement for classified employees up to seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost for tuition, books and related fees.
  • Scholarships available to assist classified employees and/or their dependent children with the financial burden of tuition after completing four or more years of continuous service at Central Connecticut State University. 
  • Culture that encourages work/life balance as well as an employee assistance program. 
  • Work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
  • 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.
  • Full-Time
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shifts determined once hired (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • May require work on holidays/weekends
  • Provide crowd control at various CCSU events and activities
  • Monitor designated areas to ensure physical security and authorized access in order to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism or violation of state statutes or regulations
  • Give direction and routine information to the public
  • Participate in evacuation activities in event of fire, bomb threats or other potential disasters
  • Operate firefighting apparatus if needed
  • Conduct cruiser or foot patrols
  • Conduct bicycle patrols as weather permits
  • Provide traffic and/or crowd control
  • Assess nature of further assistance needed and makes timely and appropriate arrangements
  • Gather background information and provide threat assessments regarding high risk locations safety of persons or property, biological or physical threats
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide CPR or first aid to injured parties
  • Assist State Police in investigation of major criminal acts
  • Be required to maintain building security and perform patrol duties at time of heightened alert level under Homeland Security procedures
  • Direct traffic and enforces motor vehicle and parking regulations
  • Initiate and conduct criminal and other investigations of violations, suspicious activities or reports of incidents occurring within jurisdiction
  • Conduct on site investigations, question witnesses, arrest individuals at scene and issue summons
  • Record information
  • Apply for and serve arrest warrants
  • Process paperwork on arrests and activity reports
  • Arrange surety and non-surety bond payments or Written Promise to Appear (WPA)
  • Provide court testimony
  • Conduct special programs, projects and services as required
  • May process arrested individuals including determining charges, fingerprinting, photographing initiating National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) check, searching, removing and inventorying personal belongings and transporting arrested persons to lock up
  • May conduct various safety training, certification and/or recertification courses
  • May perform minor equipment repairs
  • May make public presentations regarding crime prevention and safety
  • May serve as dispatcher
  • Perform related duties as required 

  • If selected for interview, candidates will be required to read and become familiar with the following recommended reading: Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers’ Field Manual The Original 
    Red and Blue Books (Blue 360 Media).

    Selection Plan

    For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

    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.

    Additionally, candidates at all times must possess and have the ability to exercise all of the requirements of a Police Officer including obtaining certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut, and the ability to bear and use arms. Candidate will be required as assigned to be available for training and work assignments on all shifts, including holidays and weekends.

    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 this class is accountable for taking a prescribed formal academic and on the job training course in basic police work involving investigative and inspection techniques and procedures.


    General intelligence; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability in oral and written expression; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; ability to deal effectively with those contacted in the work.


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication experience.
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment.
  • Experience utilizing computer software, including Microsoft Suite.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and proofreading skills.
  • Associates degree or higher.
  • Possession of an active/valid CHIP card.  Test dates can be found at


    1. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States by date of appointment.

    2. Applicants must have a High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification prior to admission to the Connecticut Police Training Academy.

    3. During the period as a Police Trainee candidates will be required to complete a course of training to include completion and graduation from the Connecticut Police Training Academy program or its equivalent.

    4. Appointment to this class will be for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months. Provisional appointment will be made to the target class when formal training has not been completed after twelve (12) months as a Protective Services Trainee (Police). Appointment will be made to the target class after successful completion and graduation of formal training.

    5. Applicants in this class must have reached their 21st birthday.

    6. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

    7. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification.


    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 to perform the duties of the class. A physical fitness assessment will be required of all applicants.

    2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


    Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant situations which may cause injury and may be exposed to uncomfortable weather conditions.



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