FPD Accepting Applications for Patrol Officer

The Town of Fairfield, CT is now accepting Applications for the position of Patrol Officer.   The Fairfield Police are participating in the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association entry level test consortium

Test Announcement -June 2014

Closing Date August 5, 2014

(see important dates listed below)

Benefits of the Fairfield Police Department

  • Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield medical coverage and Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan and Optical Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement package after 25 years of service
  • Military buyback plan
  • College incentive pay and reimbursement for tuition
  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • 7 Paid Vacation days after 6-months
  • Shift differential pay and annual clothing allowance - plus uniform trade in


Step 1  

You must register on PoliceApp in order to take the CPCA written test.  Click here.  

Step 2

You must take and pass the CPCA written test at 70% or greater prior to submitting your application.  Your application must be submitted through PoliceApp within ten days after passing the written exam.

Step 3

A number of the highest written test score applicants will be invited to continue to the Oral Board Examinations in Fairfield during the 1st week of September

All active candidates passing the oral examination will be required to have a valid CHIP Card by September 13 or will be disqualified

Important Dates / Deadlines: 

July 23 - Deadline for CPCA written test registration

July 26 - The next CPCA test is scheduled (Fairfield)

August 5 - Deadline for submitting job application (limited to applicants successfully passing written exam)

1st week of Sept - Oral Board Examinations

Sept 13– Deadline to receive a validated Chip Card through PoliceApp

Be sure to carefully read all requirements prior to submitting your applications. There will be NO REFUNDS of application fees once you submit. Any Questions regarding this process should be sent via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All communication with the Fairfield Police Department regarding this process should be made in writing to the email address above.  The email address you list with PoliceApp will be the primary means of contacting you.  Emails will be replied to in a timely manner.

Applicant Hiring Standards

The Fairfield Police Department appreciates your interest in employment with our agency. Our hiring practices are dedicated to delivering professional law enforcement services to our community by hiring the most qualified individuals.


An individual must meet the following requirements prior to employment for the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Is least 21 years
  • High School graduate (or passed a recognized General Educational Development Test)
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license
  • Has successfully met all of the testing phases of the Fairfield Police Department including:

-         Written examination 

-         *Physical fitness examination (see below)

-         Oral board examination

-         *Background investigation (see below)

-         Conditional Job Offer by Board of Police Commissioners

-         Polygraph examination

-         Psychological examination

-         Drug screening

-         Medical examination (including but not limited to general, cardiological, hearing, and vision)

-         Other tests as may be determined

-         Selection approval by the Fairfield Board of Police Commissioners

After six months of employment individuals must reside within Connecticut and within a fifty (50) mile radius of the Town of Fairfield


Any of the following will eliminate eligibility for employment with the Fairfield Police Department:

Any individual who would answer affirmatively to any of the following should not apply:

     - Conviction by a court of any felony

     - Conviction by a court or any class A or class B misdemeanor

 (Under CT law or of a crime in any other jurisdiction that, if committed in this state, would constitute a Class A or B misdemeanor)

     - Conviction any act which would constitute perjury or false statement

     - Conviction for any domestic violence related misdemeanor crime

 * Background Investigation

Note that the Fairfield Police Department will examine very seriously the past activities of any applicant - both revealed and unrevealed by the applicant - as it reflects upon the character of the candidate applying for a position in this agency.  Included will be the unlawful use of drugs and other substances, crimes, infractions and violations,  Realize that while in some instances, time and distance may remedy past errors of judgment, other situations will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.  The Fairfield Police Department reserves the right to evaluate candidates individually in this regard - holding that character evaluation of police candidates is a high priority.

 * C.H.I.P. Testing

Passing the Physical Ability Assessment is a requirement for becoming a police officer in the State of Connecticut.  The Physical Ability Assessment, a standardized test used by all Connecticut Police Departments, follows standards set forth by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council of the State of Connecticut.  The 50th percentile is considered the entry level standard for this job application; additionally, hires will be required to pass at the 50th percentile by the end of the 6-month academy training. 

When an applicant successfully completes the physical ability test, he or she will receive a C.H.I.P. Card.  The C.H.I.P. Card is valid for six months from the original assessment date.

Refer to the link to Chip-inc on this page for upcoming CHIP test scheduling.


-         Conditional offers of employment do not guarantee a position as a police officer.  Applicants must successfully complete the above testing and be approved by the Fairfield Board of Police Commissioners

 -         Applicants who pass all of the above testing requirements are selected for employment must successfully complete recruit training conducted by the Connecticut Police Academy.  Recruits may be required to spend approximately 6 months at the Academy in Meriden, CT.  Once a recruit successfully passes the Police Academy training they enter the Fairfield Police Department Field Training and Evaluation Program for a minimum of 12 weeks.  New officers are on probationary status for at least one year from their date of appointment.

 -         The Fairfield Police Department follows all of the standards for certifying police officers in the State of CT, as adopted by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  Such standards serve as a basis for selecting persons for employment with the Town of Fairfield Police.

 -         The applicant recognizes that all statements made on or in connection with his or her application are true, complete and correct to the best of the applicant’s knowledge and belief and are made in good faith.  The applicant understands that incomplete, false, inaccurate, or misleading information given in the application, interview(s) or during the course of his or her employment may result in the rejection of the application; withdrawal of a job offer; or discipline, up to and including termination of employment.  Further, false information provided whether willingly or accidental, may result in immediate dismissal if employed, whenever the omission or falsehood is discovered. 

 -         Individuals requesting a reasonable accommodation should submit a email request in writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 -         Individuals with disabilities who will need a reasonable accommodation by invoking ADA, in order to complete a test phase, must inform us in writing by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date of such test phase.  Documentation must be presented to support a need and the accommodation requested.

 The Town of Fairfield is and Equil Opportunity Employer


Please direct questions regarding this position to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Testing Requirements

Fairfield Police Department
Physical   50
CPCA Entry Level Police Officer Exam   70


Positions close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified or when the position capacity has been met.