How can I become a Norwalk Police Officer?

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for employment as a police officer with the Norwalk Police Department, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalence
  • Be at least 21 years old at time of appointment
  • Have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license (upon hiring)
  • Have no felony convictions  
  • Have no Class A or Class B misdemeanor convictions or any act of perjury or false statement
  • Have 20/30 corrected vision or 20/100 uncorrected vision
  • No visible tattoos on or above the neck or on hands
  • Meet or exceed the Cooper Institute 40% Physical Performance Standard in the four basic tests of the pre-employment Physical Ability Assessment to obtain a Complete Health and Injury Prevention (CHIP) Card 
  • Must take and pass the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association 
  • (CPCA) Entry Level Police Officer Written Exam
  • Out-of-State certified officers must obtain a CHIP card and pass the CPCA Entry Level Police Officer Written Exam
  • Connecticut-certified police officers must apply and upload resume at

Once minimum qualifications are met, apply online through  
Entry level apply HERE
Certified Officers apply HERE.

The Norwalk Department of Police Service is an equal opportunity employer.  Minority and female participation is encouraged.


Municipal Resident Hiring Policy

The city wishes to promote the recruitment and hiring of city residents. To this end, positive consideration shall be given in the selection process to Norwalk residents. 

For further information or questions, contact the Training & Recruitment Division at (203) 854-3003.


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