Initial Steps for New Recruits

Initial Steps to Becoming a Police Officer


Notice: Hiring is currently ongoing until positions have been filled.
Online application must be completed through www.policeapp.com.

Step One


Step Two


  • Obtain a valid Complete Health and Injury Prevention (CHIP) Card by registering to take the Physical Ability Assessment online. Assessments may also be scheduled by calling (203) 235-5865. The current fee to take the assessment is $75. (May be waived for financial hardship. To apply for waiver contact CHIP direct).  Connecticut Certified Officers may skip this step.  Out-of-State Certified Officers and entry level applicants must complete this step.

Step Three


  • Take and pass the CPCA written exam: CT - Police Chiefs (policeapp.com)
  • The current fee is $95. (May be waived for financial hardship. To apply for a waiver contact CPCA directly)
  • If you do not pass the required written exam, you end your current application process.

Step Four


  • Apply to Norwalk Police Department through Policeapp.com:  Norwalk, CT Police Jobs - Entry Level | PoliceApp
  • Ct Certified officers apply through the following link:  
  • Take the Oral Board Interview. Notification will be made by mail / email based on department needs.
  • If you do not pass the Oral Board Interview, your current application process is terminated. You may return to step two after a period of six months.

Step Five


  • Take the Oral Board interview.  Notification will be made by mail / email based on the department needs.
  • If you do not pass the Oral Board interview, your current applicant process is terminated.  You may return to step two after a period of six months.
  • Those passing this phase will be placed on an eligibility list.  Placement on the list does not ensure that you will move on to the next phase.

Step Six


  • Those selected from the list will be invited to a Chiefs' Interview.  Selection candidates from these interviews will be offered conditional offer of employment.

Step Seven


Additional Information


More information about the initial steps for new recruits listed above can be obtained by contacting the Training and Recruitment Division at (203) 854-3003.