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Police Officer Exam scheduled for March 23, 2019; Application Deadline Feb 5, 2019

Duties of Municipal Police and Transit Police: A Police Officer works underneath supervision to carry out regulation enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Main duties embrace patrol; interacting with residents to offer service and render assistance; and getting ready and finishing data, stories, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A Police Officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations, accidents, home disputes and abuses, and different incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests and performs searches and seizures; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.

Written Examination:  The written examination consists of three subtests:  the Written Potential Check (WAT), the Life Experience Survey (LES), and the Work Types Questionnaire (WSQ).  The WAT is run to measure cognitive talents which were recognized as essential to performing the duties of a Police Officer. The WAT consists of areas of verbal expression, verbal comprehension, drawback sensitivity, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, and knowledge ordering.  The LES consists of a collection of multiple-choice questions associated to candidates’ past history and expertise of potential relevance to successful performance of entry-level Police Officer.  The WSQ is designed to assess sure motivational, value-related and attitudinal traits which might be of potential relevance to successful efficiency of entry-level Police Officer. For more info relating to the written examination, go to Police Officer Examination Evaluation Preparation Information. Candidates should obtain a passing score on the WAT (Capability) part of the examination with a view to have the WSQ (Work Types Questionnaire) and LES (Life Expertise Survey) sections scored.  The Preparation Information for the Police Officer examination recommends spending two hours on the Potential section, earlier than persevering with to the rest of the examination.


  • Schooling/Expertise Requirement:  As of the date of appointment, candidates should have either a highschool diploma or equivalency certificate accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Schooling OR three years of expertise in the armed forces of america with final launch or discharge beneath honorable circumstances.
  • Age Requirement:  Candidates have to be at the least 19 years of age on or before March 23, 2019, yet candidates have to be age 21 to be appointed, for all civil service Police Officer departments as said in MGL Chapter 31, Part 58.
  • Credit score for Employment/Expertise: Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Ch. 31, § 22, people might apply to receive credit for employment or expertise within the position title of municipal Police Officer you need to declare this credit score by completing the relevant section of the appliance. All claims have to be verified by supporting documentation, which must present specific details of any employment or experience you’ve within the examination title as a municipal police officer, together with dates of service and variety of hours worked per week. The supporting documentation have to be on unique letterhead with an unique signature from the appointing authority where the employment or experience occurred. Credit for employment or experience is applicable only to people who achieve a passing score on the written examination. Claims have to be submitted through the software interval; supporting documentation have to be scanned and hooked up to your software or sent to [email protected]  Supporting documentation have to be submitted inside 7 calendar days of the written examination.

APPLICATION: All purposes have to be acquired by the appliance deadline, and accompanied by an examination processing charge. You will obtain two confirmation emails when you will have completed the method: one e-mail confirming your software has been acquired, and one e-mail confirming your cost has been acquired. Your software is just not full until you will have acquired each affirmation emails.  As soon as your software is efficiently submitted, you will notice a “click to pay” button.  Click on the “click to pay” button to pay for your examination.  If in case you have not submitted cost of the examination charge on or before February 19, 2019, your software won’t be accepted.

FEE WAIVER: The examination payment may be waived for candidates receiving certain state or federal public help, or unemployment insurance coverage. Charge Waiver Varieties are available on our website (Payment Waiver Type). This manner ought to be completed and supporting documentation have to be scanned and hooked up to this software. All charge waiver varieties have to be submitted on or before February 5, 2019.

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: For those who need special accommodations as a result of a documented impairment, it’s essential to submit a letter of help from a professional skilled detailing what sort of accommodation you require at the exam website, and such letter have to be scanned and hooked up to this software. With out such a letter, we can’t assure that we will grant your lodging. This info is requested only to offer affordable lodging for exams, and won’t be used for some other function.

SPANISH-SPEAKING CANDIDATES: Should you want to take the written examination in the Spanish language, you will need to submit a separate letter requesting this along together with your software and examination processing payment by February 5, 2019. Applicants should take and cross the English comprehension written examination that exams your means to read and understand English. The English Comprehension written examination can be administered on April 20, 2018. A separate confirmation will probably be sent to applicants accredited to take the April 20, 2018, English Comprehension written examination. In the event you move the English Comprehension examination, you may be scheduled to take the Police Officer written examination within the Spanish language on June 15, 2019. Should you fail the English Comprehension examination, you’ll not be eligible to take the Police Officer written examination.

Candidates can submit a declare for the next preferences in the course of the software interval.  Preferences are solely obtainable to people who obtain a passing score on the examination, and cannot be applied to a failing examination rating.

  • Choice For The Youngsters Of Sure Police Officers/Firefighters:  The son or daughter of a Firefighter or Police Officer employed in Massachusetts who was killed or died of accidents acquired in the efficiency of obligation, or who was permanently disabled because of injuries acquired in the efficiency of obligation, is entitled to certification choice underneath the provisions of Chapter 402 of the Acts of 1985. When you consider you’re eligible for this choice, you should declare this credit score by finishing the relevant part of the appliance.
  • Selective Certification for Bilingual Police Officers:  If a Police Department requires that a Police Officer be fluent in a second language (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, and so on.), the division might request that competition for that vacancy be limited to persons who have such expertise. You’ll have the chance in your software to indicate the overseas language(s) through which you’re fluent. You’ll need to prove your language fluency previous to the time of appointment.
  • Residency Choice: If residency choice is requested by a Police Department, candidates who have resided in that municipality for the whole twelve-month period instantly previous the date of the original written examination (March 23, 2018 by way of March 23, 2019) are entitled to be positioned on the eligible record for that group ahead of any non-residents. When you consider you’re eligible for this choice, you need to declare this choice by finishing the applicable part of the appliance.  Please notice that residency choice claims are made beneath the penalties of perjury. Verification of residency will probably be made by the Police Division.
  • Racial/Ethnic Choice:  On account of a federal consent decree, African-American (Black) and Hispanic candidates are given certification choice in a number of Police Departments.   Assessment Police Departments coated by civil service to determine the 6 departments. The definition of Hispanic, for the needs of the decree, consists of any individual born in a Spanish-speaking nation or any one that grew up in a household by which the predominant language spoken was Spanish.
  • Veterans’ Choice: Click on this hyperlink for further information- Veterans’ Choice Eligibility.
  • Disabled Veteran Status:  Click on this hyperlink for further information- Disabled Veteran’s Choice Eligibility.
  • Capability to Select Employment Places: Applicants may have the opportunity to pick employment places past residency choice.  Submission of location decisions won’t have an effect on your residency choice selection and could be up to date at any time.  All applicants that cross the Police Officer examination can be given the opportunity to pick employment places at the time that rating notices are released.

It is your duty to assessment the Certification Order of Lists on our web site.

Upon request candidates must present unique supporting documentation to confirm any copies submitted and claims made.

CURRENT MILITARY PERSONNEL: All army personnel who, in connection with present service, have army orders that point out their unavailability as a result of army service on the examination date, are encouraged to file an software and processing charge and request a makeup examination by e-mail, with a replica of your army orders hooked up. Please embrace in your request your daytime base telephone number and/or identify and telephone variety of a pal or family member with whom you’ve got regular contact and entrust together with your private communication. Go to our web site for more info: Army Info

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Notices to Appear together with time and site of examination will probably be emailed to applicants after the shut of the appliance period, and previous to the examination date.

IDENTIFICATION AT THE EXAMINATION SITE: At the examination website, candidates should present present and legitimate photograph identification with signature (e.g., driver’s license, passport, army ID).

UPDATING INFORMATION: Candidates are accountable for maintaining correct contact info. Failure to maintain your data up-to-date might jeopardize opportunities for employment. For info on methods to update your info, click on Update my Info.

REFUNDS: There can be NO REFUND of the examination processing charge until the examination is cancelled by HRD.

SALARY: Inquiries regarding wage ought to be directed to the Police Department on the time of the employment interview.

PRIVATE SCHOOL OR SERVICE: HRD doesn’t advocate or endorse any personal faculty, service, or writer providing preparation and/or publications for examinations and isn’t accountable for their advertising claims.

Candidates who cross the written examination and obtain a conditional supply of employment from a Police Department must take and move the Medical and Bodily Talents Check previous to appointment.

  • Medical Exam:  All candidates who receive a conditional supply of employment must cross the medical exam.  Candidates should cross the medical examination earlier than collaborating within the PAT. The Medical examination is obtainable for evaluation on our website. Candidates may be required to cross a psychological evaluation before appointment.
  • Bodily Talents Check (PAT):  The PAT is a check of the candidate’s cardio capacity and bodily capability to perform numerous tasks required on the job. A separate charge (at present $150) is charged for the administration of the PAT. The PAT Coaching Guide is accessible on our web site.

Questions about qualifications listed under must be directed to the  Police Division in query.

  • Academy Training:  All candidates appointed as a full-time Police Officer because of this examination might be required to efficiently complete police academy coaching per M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 96B. For extra info go to the Municipal Police Coaching Committee web site.
  • Smoking Prohibition:  In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 41, Part 101A, candidates hired from the Police Officer eligible listing resulting from this examination are prohibited from smoking tobacco products at the time of and after appointment.
  • Character:  A candidate could also be disqualified for proof of character clearly unsuited for police providers. Police Departments embrace a complete background verify as part of the selection course of.
  • Firearms Permit:  A candidate must get hold of a legitimate firearms allow to carry out the essential duties of a Police Officer in Massachusetts.
  • Driver’s License:  A candidate may have a legitimate Massachusetts motorcar operator’s license earlier than appointment.

Job Interview:  Police Departments might conduct an oral interview previous to appointment.