Now Hiring! Berlin Seeking Certified Police Officer to Join Department

Berlin police are looking for a certified officer to fill an opening within the department, but act fast because the job will only be posted a short time.

Berlin police are seeking a new officer to join the force. (Credit: Jason Vallee)
Berlin police are seeking a new officer to join the force. (Credit: Jason Vallee)
Have police experience? Looking to get in with the Berlin Police Department? Now is your opportunity to apply.

The town of Berlin is seeking certified police officer applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Only Connecticut Certified Police Officer (C.G.S. 7-294d) applicants who have current CT- POSTC or Connecticut State Police certification may apply. All CT-POSTC requirements for lateral and comparative hires apply.

Certified applicants should attach copies of their CT-POSTC certification or State Police ID and valid driver’s license to the application. Salary may be commensurate with experience ranging from $57,907 to $73,778 (effective July 1, 2013). Benefits include full medical and dental as well as retirement plan.

Additional information and applications are available Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Police Department’s Records Division, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 and on the Internet at www.BerlinPD.org.

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Hopalong Che Si Dice February 01, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Do we need another police officer? Didn't we just hire a few police officers plus obtain another former police officer from New Britain? Don't we have nearly fifty employees working in the police department already? The Town of Berlin spends $7 million dollars for a police force every year, and the amount of spending has been increasing every year? Is this truly necessary given the present state of our economy? Who is watching our tax dollars being spent? Anyone in our Town government?
chris choinski February 11, 2014 at 09:44 AM
did you ever think that maybe an officer retired, and the PD is just filling the empty position?
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 13, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Chris Choinski, who studied at the Connecticut Fire Academy? Are you employed in the private sector, Chris?
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 01:36 AM
Does it matter? Do you know what it takes to run a police force?
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM
It might shed some light on where you are coming from. If one works for the Town or State, or if a family member is a correction officer, or one wishes to get a job with the police department, it might reveal why you think Berlin may need 50, 100, 0r 500 police officers.
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Well why don't you shed some light on how many LEOs we need in Berlin? You are after all an expert apparently. Now remember, you have guys on the street, I'd say 5 or 6 per shift, minus supervisors, which I think is a good number. Then you have office guys that are behind the scene, Detectives, Chief officers, Admin, etc. I'm guessing around 10 or so. Which puts you at the 50 mark. You complain about too many LEOs, but I would put a hefty bet on you complaining that there aren't enough, or response times are bad, if you ever needed the police. Go shovel some snow or something.
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Chris Choinski, if you are a civil servant, you are rude and uncivil. But then again, what can one expect from a public servant today? We cannot afford to pay the salaries of rude and uncivil Town employees; nor do we wish to. Thanks for inspiring me to do something about it.
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Haaaa, I'm rude for my comment? Thin skin? You're uncivil for wanting to reduce the police force of Berlin and put undue risk upon Berlin citizens.
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM
I have a right to question policy. You insult people. Big difference. I will remember your rudeness. I never insulted you personally.
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Insult? You mean point out your lack of knowledge regarding what a police force should be made of because you have no knowledge on the subject? Or did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 14, 2014 at 01:47 PM
My remarks were not directed at any individual. You belittled me in your remarks. That is rude and uncivil. I criticized the need to hire additional police officers. You were justified in pointing out the staffing needs. Your belittling comments about go out and shovel snow and did I stay at a Holiday Inn are rude. I will see if there is any Choinski employed by Berlin or Connecticut and make it known to the appropriate individuals as a taxpayer how rude the Choinskis are toward taxpayers.
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Wow, I have a fan. Thanks, I guess... ?
chris choinski February 14, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Just practicing my 1st amendment :-)
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 15, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Well, so am I, Chris Choinski. But I don't stoop to ridicule and insults. And if you ever should want to be a "public" servant and get hired as such, I suggest that you express your opinions without resorting to name calling, ridiculing, and insulting the taxpayers who pay the salaries of public servants. It's not a good business practice.
Hopalong Che Si Dice February 15, 2014 at 02:34 PM
And with all due respect to you, Chris, your argument regarding staffing may have been legitimate. But why sully it with insults and ridicule? How can that foster any serious discussion?
chris choinski February 15, 2014 at 08:53 PM
i still dont see where i insulted you, but whatever. And why dont you come out from hiding and use your name? And with that, im done with this thread, its killed too many brain cells.
Scott Esenbe-Eller March 01, 2014 at 06:46 AM
Yes, this is to replace an officer who is retiring, as were the previous hirings you initially spoke up. Berlin has had the same number of sworn officers for years now, and when it does approve an increase in the personnel, it is to accommodate for an increase in traffic, population, business, crime etc. etc.


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