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2021 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the examination.
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Please be advised that the administration of the Police Officer & State Trooper examination has been completed and candidates should receive their results within 60 days. Continue to check this page for any updates.

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This examination is being held to establish an eligible list from which to fill Police Officer vacancies in Civil Service Municipal Police Departments and the MBTA Transit Police in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State Trooper vacancies in the Massachusetts Department of State Police. Please note that this posting includes information specific to the positions of Police Officer and State Trooper; please read carefully as the requirements for these positions may differ.

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Key Dates

Application Period Begins: January 27, 2021
Application Deadline: April 20, 2021*
Notices to Appear for Written Exam: Beginning on May 24
Written Examination Beginning Date: June 12, 2021**
Score Release Date: August 6, 2021
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 23, 2021
Eligible List Established Date: September 1, 2021

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after May 4, 2021.
** Testing will begin on June 12th and be administered over multiple sessions through the end of the month of June.

Examination Processing Fee for ONLY Municipal Police and MBTA Transit Police: $100
Examination Processing Fee for ONLY State Trooper: $100
Examination Processing Fee for Municipal Police, Transit Police AND State Trooper: $150

Written examination location: Various sites across the Commonwealth
Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public

Next Steps

  1. Read texts on the preparation guide.
     
  2. Registration for the Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination has been closed.
     
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination
    Approximately two weeks before your scheduled written examination date you will receive a notice to appear by email. Beginning on May 24, the notice will be sent out and tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office.
     
  4. Written Examination Beginning Date: June 12, 2021
    Testing will begin on June 12th and be administered over multiple sessions through the end of the month of June
     
  5. Score Release Date: August 6, 2021
    Your examination results have been emailed.
     
  6. Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 23, 2021
     
  7. Eligible List Established Date: September 1, 2021
    You can view your name and rank on the Eligible List.

How to Apply for the 2021 Exams

Registration for the Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination has been closed.

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  1. Find the application for 2021 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper exams.
  2. Read about the exam information in the 2021 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper exams and find out if you’re eligible to take the exams.
  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.

Additional Resources

2021 Police Officer Exam Information Sessions

Upcoming Events

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Date

Time

Location

Recent Events

Department

Date

Time

Location

Worcester Police 03/18/2021 6:00PM-8:00PM Virtual Information Session
Brookline Police 03/30/2021 6:30PM You must pre-register to attend by scanning the QR code
Everett Police 03/31/2021 6:00PM-8:00PM Everett High School
Pittsfield Police 04/01/2021 10:00AM -12:00PM

Once you have registered here, you will receive an email with registration details for Premier Virtual

 
Lowell Police 04/01/2021 5:30PM To sign up for an information session, please email policerecruiting@lowellma.gov
Arlington Police 04/01/2021 6:00PM-8:00PM

Register in advance for virtual Web Q & A:
https://town-arlington-ma-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdu2hqjwqHNDjUa55k0WpEnbz1Phnc5Zb

Barnstable Police  04/01/2021 6:00PM-8:00PM Barnstable High school Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA  02601
Brookline Police 04/03/2021 10:00AM You must pre-register to attend by scanning the QR code
Cambridge Police 04/08/2021 7:00PM- 9:00PM

A virtual Information Session for interested applicants will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Residents can get more information on the application, hiring and selection process, timelines, and meet with officers to ask questions and learn more about policing in Cambridge. Please pre-register and secure a virtual seat at the April 8th information session or e-mail personnel@cambridgepolice.org.

National Guard Public Service Career Expo 04/13/2021 4:00PM- 07:00PM National Guard Armory ,
161 Vin Hebert Blvd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Medford Police 04/15/2021 10:00AM - 12:00PM Virtual Information Session

Massachusetts State Police

04/17/2021 11:00AM - 12:30PM Virtual Information Session

Previous Updates

June 7, 2021

Please be advised that all Notices To Appear for candidates scheduled to take the 2021 Police Officer & State Trooper exam have been emailed.  Testing will begin on June 12th and be administered over multiple sessions through the end of the month of June in order to ensure that all candidates can be tested in a reasonable amount of time.  As has been the case in previous years, the exam is not being administered by paper and pencil but instead on computers which is primarily why it cannot be administered on one specific day and time to all candidates.

If you have a conflict on the day and time listed on your Notice To Appear, please reply to the notice or email civilservice@mass.gov but please note that space is limited you are not guaranteed an alternate date and time to take the exam so every effort should be made to arrange to take the examination at the time and on the date and location listed on your Notice To Appear. Thank you.

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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