This examination will determine the pool of applicants eligible for appointment to the position of Police Officer, cities and towns, MBTA Transit Police Officer, and Trooper, Massachusetts Department of State Police. Examination applicants may be considered for all three titlesif they meet the minimum entrance requirementsfor each title. Please visit the Massachusetts Civil Service web site at http://www.MASS.GOV/CivilService for a detailed description of the eligibility requirementsfor each title.
Application Fees: Municipal/Transit Police OR State Trooper $100 Municipal/Transit Police AND State Trooper $150 Application fees are payable by Visa or MasterCard. No personal checks or cash will be accepted. The examination fee may be waived for candidates receiving certain state or federal public assistance, or unemployment insurance. Fee Waiver Forms are available at the Applicant Forms section of the civil service website. You must follow the instructions on the Fee Waiver Form regarding proper submission of the Form and supporting documentation. All Fee Waiver forms must be submitted on or before February 21, 2017. Please note: There will be an additional $50 processing fee for applications received after February 21, 2017. Applications will not be accepted after March 1, 2017
Duties: A Police Officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance; and preparing and completing records, reports, 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, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests and performs search and seizure; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: • Must be at least 21 as of March 25, 2017 • Must be a non-smoker at the time of and after appointment. • • • If you’ll be 32 or older as of March 25, 2017, please obtain and read the detailed examination announcement before applying. Must pass a medical and physical ability examination prior to appointment. Must also have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education OR: Three years experience in the armed forces of the United States with l ast release or discharge under honorable conditions.