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
- Read texts on the preparation guide.
- Registration for the Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination has been closed.
- 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.
- 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
- Score Release Date: August 6, 2021
Your examination results have been emailed.
- Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 23, 2021
- 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.
- Find the application for 2021 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper exams.
- 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.
- Click Apply in the top right corner of the exam poster and follow the instructions to submit your application.
- 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.
- 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.
2021 Police Officer Exam Information Sessions
|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|
|Lowell Police||04/01/2021||5:30PM||To sign up for an information session, please email email@example.com.|
Register in advance for virtual Web Q & A:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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|
|04/17/2021||11:00AM - 12:30PM||Virtual Information Session|
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 email@example.com 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.