A career with the PPD...

The Plainfield Police Department would like to thank you for your interest in employment with our Department. We are very dedicated in our objective to hire only the most qualified individuals through our strong hiring standards. The Plainfield Police Department is required to operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and any employee may be required to work any hours, days or shift, including holidays and weekends. This is a condition of employment without exception.

Police Officer Benefits 

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Up to 20 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days Per Year
  • Additional Paid Time-Off Hours
  • Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • Educational Benefits
  • 20 Year Retirement (Vested After 10 years)
  • Starting Salary: $55,903.39 (July 1, 2023)
  • Salary After 1 Year: $72,251.92
    ***Currently In Contract Negotiations***

Police Officer Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 Years Old or Older
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operators License
  • Absolutely:

“NO” Felony Convictions
“NO” Domestic Violence Convictions
“NO” A and/or B Misdemeanor Convictions

  • Successfully Pass an Extensive Background Investigation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Substance Screening
  • Physical Agility Test 

Police Dispatcher

Plainfield Police Dispatchers are emergency communications professionals who are called upon to ensure the successful transmission of information from callers in distress to responding police personnel.  They must provide accurate and timely information to the officers and dispatch the appropriate personnel to incidents and emergencies.  Dispatchers are the lifeline of the Police Officers, as their instructions and information give them direction regarding how to proceed with the incident or emergency. The Plainfield Police Department utilizes both part-time and full-time dispatchers.  They must pass an extensive background investigation and complete all required trainings.  

Full-Time Dispatcher Benefits 

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Starting Salary $58,073.60 (July 1, 2024)

Part-Time Dispatcher Benefits 

  • Paid Holidays*
  • 8-16 Work Hours Per Week
  • Starting pay upon completion of training: $23.83 (July 1, 2024)

*Must work major holidays.  Additional hours per week may be required.

How to Apply

Any and all openings within the Plainfield Police Department will be posted on our site  The Plainfield Police Department is a member of the Law Enforcement Council and uses their services for portions of the POLICE OFFICER testing process.  Entry-Level Police Officer applicants must complete a written examination with the Law Enforcement Council prior to applying.  The Police Officer applicant must then apply online at when there is an opening.  Testing for Police Dispatchers are conducted by members of the Plainfield Police Department.  For any questions relating to the hiring process, please contact the Chief of Police, Mario Arriaga at (860) 564-0804 or email at

The Town of Plainfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages residents to apply for career opportunities. The information on this website is not intended to supersede the official benefits package of the Town of Plainfield's Police Department.