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2019 Police Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain exams

Please find key dates for the promotional exam and the listing of participating departments.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exam

Application Opening: July 1, 2019
Application Deadline: July 23, 2019
Notice to Appear for Exam Emailed: September 6, 2019

Examination Date: September 21, 2019
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: September 28, 2019
Score Release Date: December 17, 2019
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: January 3, 2020
Eligible List Establishment Date: February 1, 2020

Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: Varied by towns and exams

Additional Resources

Next steps for the Promotional Exam

  1. Submit an online application between July 1, 2019 and July 23, 2019.
     
  2. Notice to Appear for Examination Emailed: September 6, 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.

  3. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: September 28, 2019

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claims; It is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by mail or email: civilservice@mass.gov

  4. Scores: December 17, 2019

    You will receive your examination result by email.

  5. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: January 3, 2020
    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim.

  6. Eligible List Establishment Date: February 1, 2020
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Police Departments Participating in the 2019 Promotional Exam

Note: Participating Departments are listed on each of exam applications. You must find the correct application that contains your Department.

Police Sergeant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Abington, Ashland, Bellingham, Bourne, Chelsea, Easton, Everett, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hudson, Lancaster, Norton, Plainville, Rockport, Saugus, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Stoughton, Wakefield, Wareham, Watertown, Whitman, Woburn

Police Sergeant (1YP-352)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Arlington

Police Sergeant (1YP-532)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Natick

Police Sergeant (3YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Braintree, Cambridge, Fall River, Lynn, Medford, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield, Waltham, Weymouth

Police Sergeant (3YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Plymouth

Police Sergeant (3YP-652510)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Taunton

Police Lieutenant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Barnstable, Cambridge, Chelsea, Easton, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Gardner, Lynn, Malden, MBTA, Medford, Melrose, New Bedford, Quincy, Rockport, Saugus, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Westford, Whitman

Eligible Titles: Police Sergeant, Police Officer
City/Town: Hudson, Watertown

Police Lieutenant (1YP-442)
Eligible Titles: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Dartmouth, Peabody, Plymouth

Police Lieutenant (1YP-451)
Eligible Titles: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Haverhill, Lawrence, Taunton

Police Captain (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, New Bedford, Watertown, Westford

Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant, Police Officer
City/Town: Watertown

Police Captain (1YP-157510)
Eligible Titles: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Taunton

Police Captain (1YP-442)
Eligible Titles: Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant
City/Town: Arlington

Eligible Titles: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Dartmouth, Peabody, Plymouth

Police Captain (1YP-451)
Eligible Titles: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Lawrence

Abbreviation Examples

1YP = 1 year experience required for the eligible title
3YP = 3 years experience required for the eligible title

(1YP) WEIGHTS: The examination weights are: 80% written examination; 20% Education & Experience.

(1YP-532) WEIGHT: The examination weights are: 50% written examination; 30% Assessment Center; 20% Education & Experience.

(1YP-5050) WEIGHT: The examination weights are: 50% written examination; 50% Assessment Center.

Note

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Contact

Phone

Telephone (617) 878-9700
Toll Free within Massachusetts 1-(800)-392-6178

Fax

(617) 727-0399

Address

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
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