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The Hartford Police Department is Hiring!


HARTFORD, CONN (December 11, 2017) –  Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department has opened an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the police force.  Applications will be accepted from today, December 11, 2017 through January 5, 2018.  There are separate applications for residents and non-residents available through one website:

“We’ve placed a high priority on recruiting the next generation of Hartford police officers, and I encourage anyone interested in a career in community-oriented law enforcement to apply,” said Mayor Bronin.  “This will be the fourth class of recruits in the last two years, after many years in which the City failed to recruit any new police officers.  We’ve also worked hard to identify outstanding recruits and to increase the diversity of our recruit classes, so that our force better reflects the community it serves.”

The Police Department has fielded three new police classes since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016.  Together, those classes have included approximately 50 recruits, approximately half of whom have been Black or Hispanic.

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and required documentation online at, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.


Package Delivery Safety Tips

The Hartford Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.

  • Ask for a tracking number. Most major shipping companies offer this service at no charge. This number allows you to track your packages and notifies you when they will be delivered.
  • Request a "Signature Delivery Option". This requires a signature when the packages are delivered and ensures they will not be left at the front door
  • Request a specific drop off time and date when you will be home to accept your packages
  • Arrange to have your packages held at the shipping service so you can pick them up
  • Ask the delivery service to leave your packages at a side or back door. An enclosed porch where packages are out of sight is also a good option
  • Have your packages delivered to your workplace
  • Have your packages delivered to the home of a relative or neighbor who will be there to accept them
  • Ask to have your packages delivered to a retail store so you can pick them up at your convenience
  • Ask a trustworthy neighbor to keep a "Watchful Eye" out for you packages. If they're willing, ask them to safeguard your packages until you return home
  • Leave a note for the carrier instructing them where to leave your packages (Ex: backdoor)
  • Contact your local post office and ask to have a mail hold order put on your mail
  • If your packages do not arrive as scheduled contact the sender immediately
  • If you have security cameras, be sure that they are working correctly
  • Make sure your property is well lit, good lighting detours theft
  • What Should You Do If You See Packages Being Stolen In Your Neighborhood?
    • Call 911 immediately! Tell the call taker you are reporting a "Crime In Progress"
    • Supply 911 and the Hartford Police Department with an accurate description of the suspect(s) and any vehicles that may be used

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DUI Checkpoint 12/7


From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department’s ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD’s Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

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