Employment:

The Plainfield Police Department would like to thank you for your interest in employment with our Department. We are very dedicated in our objective to hire only the most qualified individuals through our strong hiring standards. The Plainfield Police Department is required to operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and any employee may be required to work any hours, days or shift, including holidays and weekends. This is a condition of employment without exception.

Police Officer Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Up to 25 Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Starting Salary (Police Officer) $52,550.13 as of July 1, 2013

Police Officer Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 Years Old or Older
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operators License
  • Absolutely:

“NO” Felony Convictions

“NO” Domestic Violence Convictions

“NO” A and/or B Misdemeanor Convictions

  • Successfully Pass an Extensive Background Investigation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Substance Screening
  • Physical Agility Test

How to Apply:

Entry-Level: The Plainfield Police Department is a member of the Law Enforcement Council and uses their services for portions of the testing process. If you wish to become a Sworn Officer of the Plainfield Police Department, you must first schedule a written examination with the Law Enforcement Council. Please visit their website at www.lawenforcementcouncil.org for more information.

Lateral Transfer: Lateral transfer applicants must be a POSTC certified police officer or a Lateral Entry (out-of-state) police officer meeting POSTC requirements. Those POSTC certified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and a photocopy of your POSTC certification card to: Chief of Police Michael G. Surprenant at Plainfield Police Department, 210 Norwich Road, Plainfield, Connecticut 06374.

If you have any questions please contact Chief of Police Michael G. Surprenant at (860) 564-0804 or email at m.surprenant@plainfieldctpolice.com.

The Town of Plainfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages residents to apply for career opportunities. The information on this website is not intended to supersede the official benifits package of the Town of Plainfield's Police Department.