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2019 Municipal and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam

The application for the exam is closed.

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Find key dates and resources for the previous entry-level exam.

Key Dates for the Entry-level Exam

Application Opening: November 6, 2018
Application Deadline: February 5, 2019*
Notices to Appear for Written Exam: March 8, 2019
Written Examination Date: March 23, 2019
Score Release Date: July 18, 2019
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 5, 2019
Eligible List Established Date: September 1, 2019

Location:    Various Sites across the state
Eligibility:    Entry-level, open to public
Written Examination Fee: $100

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date.  Applications will NOT be accepted after February 19, 2019.

Additional Resources

    Next steps

    1. Notice to Appear for Examination emailed on March 8, 2019.
      Two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by e-mail. The notice will tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination.  Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the e-mail before contacting this office.
    2. Score Release Date: July 18, 2019
      You will receive your examination results by email.
    3. Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 5, 2019
    4. Eligible List: September 1, 2019
      The eligible list has been established. Please check your rank.

    Previous Open Houses for 2019 Police Officer Exam





    Monday, February 11, 2019

    6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Cambridge Police Department - Open House 

    Cambridge Police Department,
    1st Floor Community Room,
    125 Sixth Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Holyoke Police Department - Open House 

    Westfield State University,
    577 Western Ave., Westfield, MA 01086

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    6 p.m. - 7 p.m

    Chelsea Police Department -Open House 

    Chelsea Police Station Community Room,
    19 Park Street, Chelsea, MA 02150

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Lowell Police Department - Open House 

    Middlesex Community College, Federal Building,
    50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:30PM - 7:30PM

    Brookline Police Department - Open House 

    Trustman Community Room,
    341R St. Paul Street,
    Brookline, MA 02446

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6PM - 7:30PM

    Boston Police Info Session with special guests Superintendent Nora Baston, Women in Blue and MOWA 

    Boston Police Headquarters Media Room,
    1 Schroeder Plaza,
    Boston, MA 02120

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6PM - 7PM

    Waltham Police Department - Open House 

    Arthur D. Rhodes Municipal Building,
    Conference Room on Floor 2,
    161 Lexington Street,
    Waltham, MA 02452

    January 19, 2019
    2 PM - 4 PM

    Information Session for 2019 Police Examination 

    6 Livingstone St.,
    Kay Pam,
    Dorchester, MA 02124
    January 17, 2019
    6PM - 7:30PM

    Everett Police Department - Open House 

    Everett High School, Crimson Cafe , |
    100 Elm Street,
    Everett, MA 02149

    January 17, 2019
    6PM- 8PM

    Police Officer Exam Open House- City of Springfield

    Paul J. Fenton Public Safety Annex,
    50 East Street,
    Springfield, MA 01103

    January 16, 2019
    5PM - 6:30PM

    Medford Police Department Open House

    Medford City Hall,
    85 George P. Hassett Dr.,
    Medford, MA 02155

    January 12, 2019
    10AM - 12 PM

    Brockton Police Open House

    135 Belmont Street
    Arnone School Auditorium
    Brockton, MA 02301

    January 8, 2019
    4PM - 8 PM

    Pittsfield Police Department Open House

    Taconic High School
    96 Valentine Rd,
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    December 1, 2018
    10 AM -12 PM Worcester Police Department
    2 Coppage Dr,
    Regional Emergency Communication Center, Worcester, MA 01603
    Worcester Police Open House

    November 28, 2018

    6 PM -8 PM

    Worcester Police Department
    2 Coppage Dr,
    Regional Emergency Communication Center, Worcester, MA 01603
    Worcester Police Open House


    October 25, 2018
    6 PM -7:30 PM Boston Police Department
    2300 Washington Street,
    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building,
    Roxbury, MA 02119
    Boston Police Information Session

    How to Apply for the 2019 Police Officer Exam

    2019 Police Officer exam button

    Application Period Is Closed.

    1. Find the application for 2019 Police Officer Exam.
    2. Read about the exam information in the 2019 Police Officer Exam and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
    3. Click Apply in the top right corner of the exam poster and follow the instructions to submit your application.
    4. Once you’ve successfully submitted your application, you’ll see a Click to Pay button. Click the button to pay for your exam. Be sure to pay for the correct exam.
    5. You’ll receive two confirmation emails when you’ve completed the process:

      an email confirming that your application has been received
      an email confirming that your payment has been received

      Your application is not complete until you have received both confirmation emails. Once you receive the successful payment confirmation email, you may ignore the option to Submit Payment which may still be displayed in your account.


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