Police Exam updated - Copy (2)The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Human Resource Division
Police Officer Examination

Entry level Municipal Civil Service Examination Chelsea Police Department and Cities Towns, the MBTA Transit Police, The Mass State Police.

2023 Exam Information

Application Deadline: January 17, 2023
Examination fee: $75
Please Note:  Additional $50 fee if received after this deadline.
Applications will not be accepted after January 31st, 2023.

Are you searching for an exciting and rewarding career? Law enforcement may by right for you!
Massachusetts is looking for individuals who reflect the increasing level of diversity in our state to serve as Police Officers. Opportunities are available in the city of Chelsea, cities, and towns of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the MBTA Transit Police Department, or the State Police.

Apply online at:

For information call: Outside the Boston
Area: 1-800-392-6178

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must be at least 19 as of March 18, 2023.
  • You must be a non-smoker at the time of and after the appointment.
  • You must pass a medical and physical examination prior to the appointment.
There is no age restriction in the City of Chelsea, But mandatory Retirement at age 65.

You must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Mass Dept. of Education, or, three years experience in the armed forces of the United States with last release or discharge under honorable conditions.