2017 Police Officer -Municipal, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Exam

Please find key dates and resources for the entry-level exam.

Key Dates for the Entry-level Exam

Written Examination Date:    March 25, 2017
Application Deadline:    February 21, 2017*
Notices to Appear for Written Exam Sent:    March 10, 2017
Score Release Date:    August 9, 2017
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal:    August 26, 2017
List Established Date:    September 1, 2017

Written Examination Fee:  
         Municipal and MBTA Transit OR State Trooper  $100*
         Municipal, MBTA Transit Police AND State Trooper $150*
Location:    Various Sites across the state
Eligibility:    Entry-level, open to public

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after February 21, 2017. Applications will NOT be accepted after March 1, 2017. 

Additional Resources

To Apply for the Police Officer and State Trooper Exam

  1. Read the 2017 Municipal, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Exam Poster
  2. Click the 2017 Police Officer and Trooper Exam Application
  3. Click “Apply” to log in your account and apply for the posting!

Be careful not to apply to the wrong exam posting!

Additional Resources

Next Steps

Please update your account and ensure that your email address is up to date.

Once the eligible list is established you may see your rankings here: 2017 Police Officer

The following are general steps in the hiring process for Municipal Police Officer positions:

  1. Police Department contacts Civil Service Unit for list of eligible candidates.
  2. Based on number of vacancies the Civil Service Unit releases a group of candidates to the Police Department for consideration.  All parties are contacted by email.  
  3. Police Department begins the hiring process which may include the following;    

         * Candidate fills out extensive employment packet
         * Background investigation
         * Interview

         Once a candidate receives a conditional offer, the following steps are for all candidates;

         * Medical exam
         * Initial-Hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

Police Departments send candidates to the Police Academy for further training.  Please contact those departments you are interested in for more information.

For information on State Trooper, please visit Massachusetts State Police.

Upcoming Open Houses for 2017 Police Officer & Trooper Exam

Date

Time

Location

City/Town

12/7/2016

6pm-8pm

Worcester Police Department
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
Worcester  MA 01604

Worcester

12/10/2016

10am-12pm

Worcester Police Department
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
Worcester  MA 01604

Worcester

1/4/2017 6pm-8pm Barnstable Police Department
Multi-Purpose Room (1st Floor)  
1200 Phinney's Lane           
Hyannis, MA 02601
Barnstable

1/19/2017

6pm-8pm

Arlington Police Department
Town Hall Auditorium
730 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington MA.

Arlington

1/25/2017

6pm-8pm

Lowell Police Department
Police Training Center
155 Middlesex Street
Lowell, Mass. 01852

Lowell

2/1/2017 5:30pm-7pm Medford Police Department
Medford City Hall
Howard Alden Council Chambers, 2nd floor
85 George Hassett Drive
Medford MA 02155
Medford
2/1/2017 7pm-8:30pm Newton Police Department
Community Room
1321 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02465
Newton
2/2/2017 2pm-5pm State Police
Bunker Hill Community College
C202 Lecture Hall
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129
State Police
2/2/2017 6pm-8:pm Chelsea Police Department
Williams Middle School Complex
Music Room (Large Training Room)
180 Walnut Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
Chelsea
2/2/2017 6pm-8pm New Bedford Police Department
Buttonwood Senior Center (located in Buttonwood Park)
One Oneida St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
New Bedford
2/3/2017 8:30am-5:30pm Lawrence Police Department
"Application Drive"
Lawrence Main Public Library
Robert Frost Room- 3rd Floor
51 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Lawrence
2/4/2017 10am-12pm Randolph Police Department
Randolph Police Station
41 S Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Randolph
2/6/2017 6pm-7:30pm Cambridge Police Department
Cambridge Public Safety Building
125 Sixth St
Cambridge, MA 02142
Cambridge
2/8/2017 9am-12pm State Police
Bunker Hill Community Colleg
e
C202 Lecture Hall
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129
State Police
2/8/2017 6pm-8pm Springfield Police Department
John J. Duggan Middle School
1015 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01109
Springfield
2/9/2017 4pm-6pm Pittsfield Police Department
Taconic High School
96 Valentine Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Pittsfield
2/10/2017 6pm-8pm Brockton Police Department
Brockton War Memorial Building
156 W Elm Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Brockton
2/11/2017 10am-12pm Boston Police Department
Roxbury Commuity College
Reggie Lewis Center-Multi-Purpose Room
1350 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Boston
2/11/2017 10am-12pm New Bedford Police Department
Brooklawn Senior Center (located in Brooklawn Park)
1997 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02745
New Bedford
2/14/2017 6pm-8pm Boston Police Department
Roxbury Community College
Reggie Lewis Center-Multi-Purpose Room
1350 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Boston
2/16/2017 6pm-8pm New Bedford Police Department
Fort Taber Community Center
1000A South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744  
New Bedford
2/16/2017 4:30pm-6:30pm Holyoke Police Department
Dean Tech Vocational High School
1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Holyoke
2/22/2017 6pm-8pm State Police
Bunker Hill Community College

C202 Lecture Hall
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129
State Police

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