The Bristol Police Department is searching for qualified individuals who want to join our law enforcement team. If you can apply your life experiences and education to communicate effectively, solve problems, and resolve conflicts, you may be what we are looking for. We seek individuals who can enforce the law impartially, promote our Constitution, and are willing to work with citizens to improve the quality of life in Bristol. Our organization has a long history of professionalism and providing the best services to the citizens of Bristol. Bristol, as the ninth largest city in Connecticut is an ideal community in which to pursue a career in policing. With a population of 62,000 residents and covering an area of 27 square miles, we are the home of the world-wide sports leader, ESPN and the oldest amusement park in the nation, Lake Compounce. With a sworn force of 122 officers, we offer a range of opportunities to include promotional and assignments to specialized units. Some of the assignments include the emergency response team, K9 officer, school resource officer, crash team, traffic officer, motorcycle unit, training officer, honor guard, field training officer, and the bike unit. We are committed to each officers’ career development and offer a standardized plan to help officers achieve their career goals. The path to becoming a Bristol Police officer is a long and demanding process. Only a small number who apply are ultimately accepted. If you are looking for a professional, exciting workforce, you have found us. Check out our links below and then make the decision to apply.