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2022 Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the examination.

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. Please note that this posting includes information specific to the positions of Police Officer; please read carefully as the requirements for these positions may differ.

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Key Dates

Application Period Begins: November 23, 2021
Application Deadline: January 18, 2022*
Notices to Appear for Written Exam: March 2, 2022
Written Examination Beginning Date: March 16, 2022
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Submit: March 23, 2022
Score Release Date: May 24, 2022
Last day to appeal E&E Credit: June 10, 2022

Eligible List Established Date: July 1, 2022

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after February 1, 2022.

Examination Processing Fee for Municipal Police and MBTA Transit Police: $100

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

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Next Steps

  1. Read texts on the preparation guide.
     
  2. Registration for the Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer has been closed
     
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination: March 2, 2022
    Approximately two weeks before your scheduled written examination date you will receive a notice to appear by email. 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: March 16, 2022
  5. Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Submit: March 23, 2022
  6. Score Release Date: May 24, 2022
    Your examination results will be emailed.
  7. Last day to appeal E&E Credit: June 10, 2022
  8. Eligible List Established Date: July 1, 2022
    You can view your name and rank on the Eligible List.

How to Apply for the 2022 Exam

Registration for the Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer exam has been closed.

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  1. Find the application for 2022 Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer exams.
  2. Read about the Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer exam and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
  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

2022 Police Officer Exam Information Sessions

Upcoming Events

Previous Events

Department

Date

Time

Location

Cambridge Police Monday, December 13, 2021 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. virtual information session
Barnstable Police Thursday, January 6, 2022 6 PM - 8 PM BARNSTABLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Lowell Department Monday, January 10, 2022 5 PM - 7 PM  via Zoom
Pittsfield Department Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11 AM - 12 PM  via Zoom
Pittsfield Department Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5 PM - 6 PM  via Zoom
Worcester Department Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6 PM - 8 PM via WebEx
Brookline Department Saturday, January 15, 2022 10 AM-12:30 PM Brookline Police Headquarters ,
350 Washington Street ,
Brookline, MA 02445

Malden Police

Thursday January 27, 2022 3pm - 5 pm via Zoom

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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