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City Hiring for Police Jobs in Connecticut

Posted on August 16, 2010

The city of Milford has announced they are hiring for police jobs in Connecticut.

Milford plans on hiring about ten police officers soon. They need to fill vacancies left by resignations and retirements.

The new patrol officers will need to wait until July to get on the road and start patrolling. According to CTPost.com, the union representing the department’s uniformed officers reached an agreement last week on a new contract with the city that retroactively includes no increase for the fiscal year that ended June 30. When the police officers became the only municipal employee union not to accept the wage freeze in May 2009, Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr. ordered that two positions be eliminated.

Aldermen have previously eliminated a third patrol officer position, but that was quickly reinstated. All jobs were vacant when they were nixed from the budget.

Four officers have already been hired. Six more are expected to be added in the coming weeks. Although they will begin training in September, they won’t officially start until July.

After the hires, the city will have 112 officers and supervisors.

Background checks and testing processes are throrough to ensure the best hire possible, and so the hiring process is often lengthy and deliberately meticulous.

New recruits will attend police academy and then must have classroom instruction for 40 hours a week and an additional ten hours of training.

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