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2020 Police Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain Exams

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

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exams

Application Opening: July 1, 2020
Application Deadline: July 22, 2020
Notice to Appear for Exam: September 4, 2020
Examination Date: September 19, 2020 (Saturday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: September 26, 2020
Score Release Date: November 10, 2020
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: November 27, 2020
Eligible List Establishment Date: December 15, 2020

Written Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various sites across the state
Eligibility: This is a departmental promotional exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

Additional Resources

Next steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Apply for the exam.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination:  September 4, 2020

    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.

  5. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: September 26, 2020

    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 email: civilservice@mass.gov

  6. Scores: November 10, 2020

    The examination results have been emailed.

  7. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: November 27, 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.

  8. Eligible List Establishment Date: December 15, 2020
    The eligible list is now available to view your rank.

Police Departments Participating in the 2020 Promotional Exams

Note: Departments are listed on the specific poster or application for which they are participating in. Please locate the correct application that contains your department.

Definitions
1
YP = 1 year of eligibility required in the eligible title
3YP = 3 years of eligibility required in the eligible title

Examination titles followed by:
(1YP) and (3YP): The examination weights are 80% written examination; 20% Education & Experience.

(1YP-541): The examination weights are: 50% written examination; 40% Assessment Center; 10% Education & Experience.
(1YP-442): The examination weights are: 40% written examination; 40% Assessment Center; 20% Education & Experience.

Police Sergeant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Agawam, Ashland, Barnstable, Belmont, Bourne, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gloucester, Hudson, Ludlow, Melrose, Middleborough, Milton, Pembroke, Randolph, South Hadley, Stoneham, Westfield

Police Sergeant (1YP-355510)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Salisbury

Police Sergeant (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Belmont, Beverly, Chelmsford, Dartmouth, Dedham, Needham

Police Sergeant (1YP-451)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Leominster

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

Police Sergeant (1YP-541)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Clinton

Police Sergeant (3YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Brockton, Chicopee, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Malden, MBTA, Newton, Worcester

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

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

Police Lieutenant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Agawam, Belmont, Bourne, Braintree, Brockton, Dedham, Gardner, Middleborough, Milton, Newton, Randolph, Somerville, Springfield, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, West Springfield, Westfield, Worcester

Eligible Title: Police Sergeant, Police officer
City/Town:
Gloucester

Police Lieutenant (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Arlington, Dartmouth, Needham, Plymouth, Revere, Weymouth

Eligible Title: Police Sergeant, Police Officer
City/Town: Clinton, Dartmouth

Police Lieutenant (1YP-Brookline)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Brookline

Police Captain (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Brockton, Fall River, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, West Springfield

Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant
City/Town: Medford

Police Captain (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Plymouth, Revere, Springfield

Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant
City/Town: Peabody

Note

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Contact

Phone

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

Fax

(617) 727-0399

Address

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Boston, MA 02114
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