Is the Police Department Hiring?
There is not a test currently scheduled at this time. If you would like to be notified when the next test is announced complete and submit the Candidate Information Form located on the “Become a Stamford Police Officer” page. You will then be entered into a database and automatically receive information and an application for the next exam. Check our site frequently for updates.
What are the hiring standards?
At this time the standards / requirements are as follows:
• To apply you must have a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency
Who do I contact if I am already a candidate?
You would contact the Professional Standards Division, 203-977-4777.
What is the hiring process?
**Note the sequence may change
**The applicant must pass each phase to proceed to the next phase
• Physical Agility Test(s)
Does SPD accept lateral transfers?
At this time, the Police Department does not accept lateral transfers. Rank and seniority are not transferable. All candidates must pass through the same process and complete the entire six month academy. Previous satisfactory continuous law enforcement experience can be substituted for up to 30 college credits.
Can I apply before I have my 60 credits?
Yes, you must have 60 credits at time of appointment.
Do my college credits have to be in the Criminal Justice field?
No, the college credits may be in any subject area.
Does National Guard or Reserve time count for Military Service?
No, not at this time.
Does prior experience count towards college credits?
Yes, satisfactory continuous full-time law enforcement may substitute for up to 30 college credits.
Do you have an internship program?
Yes, we have many students who intern with us either for credit or experience. Contact 203-977-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule an interview.
Do I have to live in Stamford to work here?