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2021 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 6, 2021
Application Deadline: July 27, 2021
Notice to Appear for Exam: September 3, 2021
Examination Date: September 18, 2021 (Saturday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: September 25, 2021
Score Release Date: TBD
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

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 when the application period is open.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination:  September 3, 2021

    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 25, 2021

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

  6. Scores: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by e-mail.

  7. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
    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: TBD
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Police Departments Participating in the 2021 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-454510): The examination weights are: 45% written examination; 45% Assessment Center; 10% Education & Experience.

Police Sergeant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Braintree, Everett, Falmouth, Holyoke, Lynnfield, Kingston, Saugus, Shrewsbury, Stoughton, Wakefield, Wareham, Watertown, Westford, West Springfield, Whitman, Wilmington, Woburn

Police Sergeant (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Arlington, Salem

Police Sergeant (1YP-454510)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Bedford

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

Police Sergeant (1YP-541)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Amesbury, Newburyport

Police Sergeant (1YP-652510))
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Taunton

Police Sergeant (3YP)
Eligible Title: Police Officer
City/Town: Fall River, MBTA, Methuen, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield, Weymouth

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

Police Lieutenant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Holyoke, Kingston, MBTA, Methuen, New Bedford, Quincy, Saugus, Stoughton, Watertown, Westford, Whitman

Eligible Title: Police Sergeant, Police Officer
City/Town: Wakefield

Police Lieutenant (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Arlington, Plymouth, Salem

Police Lieutenant (1YP-451)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Taunton

Police Lieutenant (1YP-64)
Eligible Title: Police Sergeant
City/Town: Stoneham

Police Captain (1YP)
Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Brockton, Chicopee, Everett, Holyoke, Methuen, New Bedford, Waltham, Watertown, Westfield

Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant
City/Town: Fall River

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

Police Captain (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Police Lieutenant
City/Town: Arlington

 

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