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How to Become a Police Officer in Massachusetts

Please read general steps in the hiring process for Police Officer position.

When Police Department requests the Civil Service Unit to provide the eligible list for Police Officer position, the Civil Service Unit releases a group of candidates, called the Eligible list, to the Police Department for consideration. In order to provide the Eligible list, the Civil Service unit holds a Civil Service exam usually every other year.

Next Exam Date: March 23, 2019

Contact Information


Civil Service Unit
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114


(617) 727-0399

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