Police Athletic League

Marina Guards


Marina Guards are seasonal employees working under the direction of the Special Services Divsion.

Police Academy

CT Police Officer Standards and Training Council Webiste

The Police Officer Standards and Training Council mission is three fold.  First, it is committed to providing innovative, credible and responsive high quality basic, advanced and specialized training to Connecticut police officers in an economical manner and in amounts sufficient to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the public with commitment, empathy and competence.

The Police Officer Standards and Training Council is also committed to adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification and for decertification of Connecticut’s police officers, in a manner consistent with the law, considerate of the regulated community and uncompromising as to basic values and ethics.

Third, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council is charged with developing, adopting and revising a comprehensive standards program for local law enforcement units, to grant accreditation to those units that demonstrate their compliance with such standards, and to conduct assessments to determine such unit's compliance with such standards. 

The purpose of these standards is to enhance the professionalism of Connecticut Law Enforcement agencies through voluntary compliance with contemporary, internationally recognized standards of excellence.

The Police Officer Standards and Training Council conducts its activities, for the most part, at its Meriden, Connecticut facility known as THE CONNECTICUT POLICE ACADEMY. 



Animal Control Officer


The Animal Control office is staffed with one full time and three part time positions.  

Fairfield Animal Control is a Division of the Fairfield Police Department that enforces all State Laws and Town Ordinance related to animals. It is the responsibility of the Animal Control Division to investigate roaming dogs, animal bites, cruelty to animals, barking nuisance, unreasonable tethering or confining of a dog, town defecation ordinance, leash law, valid rabies vaccination, dog licensure and rabies related wildlife complaints that present an eminent danger to the public.




School Crossing Guard


School Crossing Guards are seasonal employees working under the direction of the Special Services Division.  Positions will be posted and advertised when there is a vacancy. 

Special Agent


The Fairfield Police Department is currently authorized to have up to 100 special agents. These agents work with our regular police officers and assist us with our community policing efforts.

Special Agents perform a wide range of functions including:

  • Parking enforcement at beaches, railroad stations and the center of Town.
  • Security at railroad stations and beaches
  • Community policing patrols in the downtown area
  • Traffic details as needed.

Special Agents work part-time and their assignment can vary according to the needs of the Police Department. They receive training in issuing parking tickets, traffic control and other topics but they are not certified police officers. Special Agents in Fairfield do not make arrests.

The history of the Special Agent in Fairfield goes back to the Second World War. Many of the special officers played a vital role within the department while sworn officers were fighting overseas.

Qualifications for Employment

At the time of employment applicants must be:

  • 21 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Have graduated High School or possess a recognized GED
  • Have a valid motor vehicle license
  • Never been arrested and convicted of a Felony or class A or B misdemeanor.
  • Meet other qualifications required by the Fairfield Police Department

Special Agents are part-time employees only. They work under the direction of the Special Services Division Commander. This position in no way guarantees a position on the regular police force.