To protect and serve. If that interests you, you need this information.

There is a possibility that employment in the world of law enforcement could be on the horizon for you in 2018.

The Hartford Police Department is looking to add more officers, and the window to apply just opened up.

The department is taking applications from not only Hartford residents but also people people living outside the city who are interested in joining the force. So no matter where you reside in Connecticut, if working in our capital's police department sounds like a move you'd like to make, the time is now.

The application window opened on Dec.11 and runs through Jan. 5, 2018. You must be 21-years-old and have a high school diploma or GED. There will be physical, written and oral tests.

You can get the full job description, full listing of qualifications, instructions on how to apply and more by going online to policeapp.com/Entry-Level-City-of-Hartford-CT-Police-Officer-Jobs

Your future awaits.