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Become a State Trooper

In order to be considered as a candidate, there's certain qualifications and prerequisites you must have.

Recruitment Section

The Details

What you need

In order to be appointed to the State Police Academy, you must:

  • Complete the Civil Service Exam
  • Successfully pass the Physical Fitness Test
  • Successfully pass the Medical Examination
  • Successfully pass the Psychological Examination
  • Successfully pass a background investigation

How to apply

To get started, you must take the Civil Service Exam.

Next steps

Academy Training

Once appointed, you'll be required to complete training at the State Police Academy where you'll be required to stay Monday through Friday throughout the training period.

The training program itself is both mentally and physical challenging as recruits receive classroom instruction and physical training in a strict paramilitary environment. Those who graduate do so with the confidence and knowledge needed to be part of the Massachusetts State Police.

The curriculum includes areas such as:

  • Criminal law
  • Motor vehicle law
  • Evidence identification
  • Firearms
  • Public speaking
  • Self-defense tactics
  • Defensive driving
  • Patrol procedures
  • Military drills
  • Court procedures
  • Ethics
  • Diversity awareness
  • Community policing




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