Recruiting Information

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OBJECTIVE

To recruit the best candidates for sworn and civilian positions.  The Farmington Police Department is committed to the equal opportunity principle of hiring the most qualified personnel based solely on employment qualifications. The recruitment process is developed with the goal of attracting a diverse body of candidates.  Final authority for the recruitment for all Town of Farmington employees is invested in the Town Manager to be delegated as necessary to department heads. Recruitment activities for the Police Department shall be jointly administered by a designee of the Town Manager and the Chief of Police.

Town Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan 

The Farmington Police Department supports the equal employment opportunity plan of the Town of Farmington. A copy of this plan can be obtained through the Town Manager’s Office.

Labor Statistics

Farmington, Connecticut Labor Statistics

Recruitment in the Community

In accordance with the Town of Farmington's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan the Department will "...continue to advertise extensively in general circulation newspapers and in newspapers which have a large circulation among CT Hires, the Hartford Courant (paper addition), and the Career Builder website with information for our website link to gather information on job openings.

The law enforcement and Town web sites are established for the applicant to gather information on the Town and the position.

Recruitment Plan

The Department will work in conjunction with the Town Manager’s office in establishing the recruitment efforts for the Police Department. The Department will maintain a recruitment plan, a statement of objectives, a plan of action to achieve those objectives, procedures to evaluate the progress made toward those objectives every three years, and revision of the plan as necessary. Female and minority employees will participate in job fairs and other functions in area high schools to demonstrate a commitment to equal employment. Job fairs and similar community events will be a primary focus of the Town of Farmington's effort to attract more minority candidates.

To All Farmington Police Officer Applicants

The testing process for Farmington Police Officer candidates usually takes between three and four months.  A description of what is involved in these processes is listed below. Any applicant can reapply in the future if elements that existed for previous rejection have changed.

Selection
Step
Number
Description of the process
1 Physical Agility Test
2 Written Tests
3 Oral panel interview
4 Interview with Chief, Captain & Assistant Town Manager
5 Conditional Offer of Employment
6 Background Investigation (Includes Polygraph & Psychological Exams)
7 Recommendation from Chief to Proceed/Reject
8 Interview with Town Manager
9 Approval to Hire from Town Manager
10 Medical Exam and Stress Test
11 Police Academy
12 Field Training Program
13 Probationary Period

To All Farmington Police Department Civilian Applicants

The testing process for Farmington Police Department civilian candidates can take up to four months.  A description of what is involved in these processes is listed below. Length of process and testing processes will vary depending upon the position sought.  Any applicant can reapply in the future if elements that existed for previous rejection have changed.

Selection    Step              Number Description of the process
1 Written and Other Tests
2 Oral Panel Interview
3 Interview with Chief, Captain & Assistant Town Manager
4 Conditional Offer of Employment
5 Background Investigation
6 Recommendation from Chief to Proceed/Reject
7 Interview with Town Manager
8 Medical Exam
9 Approval to Hire from Town Manager