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Find key dates and resources for the previous entry-level exam.
Key Dates for the Entry-level Exam
Application Opening: November 6, 2018
Application Deadline: February 5, 2019*
Notices to Appear for Written Exam: March 8, 2019
Written Examination Date: March 23, 2019
Score Release Date: July 18, 2019
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 5, 2019
Eligible List Established Date: September 1, 2019
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public
Written Examination Fee: $100
*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will NOT be accepted after February 19, 2019.
- Police Officer Written Examination Preparation Guide
- Physical Ability Test (PAT)
- Police Officer Eligible List Maintenance
- Notice to Appear for Examination emailed on March 8, 2019.
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.
- Score Release Date: July 18, 2019
You will receive your examination results by email.
- Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: August 5, 2019
- Eligible List: September 1, 2019
The eligible list has been established. Please check your rank.
Previous Open Houses for 2019 Police Officer Exam
Monday, February 11, 2019
|6 p.m. - 7 p.m.||
Cambridge Police Department - Open House
Cambridge Police Department,
|Wednesday, February 6, 2019||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||
Holyoke Police Department - Open House
Westfield State University,
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||
6 p.m. - 7 p.m
Chelsea Police Department -Open House
Chelsea Police Station Community Room,
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lowell Police Department - Open House
Middlesex Community College, Federal Building,
|Wednesday, January 30, 2019||6:30PM - 7:30PM||
Brookline Police Department - Open House
Trustman Community Room,
|Wednesday, January 30, 2019||6PM - 7:30PM||
Boston Police Info Session with special guests Superintendent Nora Baston, Women in Blue and MOWA
Boston Police Headquarters Media Room,
|Wednesday, January 30, 2019||6PM - 7PM||
Waltham Police Department - Open House
Arthur D. Rhodes Municipal Building,
January 19, 2019
|2 PM - 4 PM||
Information Session for 2019 Police Examination6 Livingstone St.,
Dorchester, MA 02124
January 17, 2019
|6PM - 7:30PM||
Everett Police Department - Open House
Everett High School, Crimson Cafe , |
January 17, 2019
Police Officer Exam Open House- City of Springfield
Paul J. Fenton Public Safety Annex,
|January 16, 2019
|5PM - 6:30PM||
Medford Police Department Open House
Medford City Hall,
|January 12, 2019
|10AM - 12 PM||
Brockton Police Open House
135 Belmont Street
|January 8, 2019
|4PM - 8 PM||
Pittsfield Police Department Open House
Taconic High School
|December 1, 2018
|10 AM -12 PM||Worcester Police Department
2 Coppage Dr,
Regional Emergency Communication Center, Worcester, MA 01603
Worcester Police Open House
November 28, 2018
6 PM -8 PM
Worcester Police Department
|October 25, 2018
|6 PM -7:30 PM||Boston Police Department
2300 Washington Street,
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building,
Roxbury, MA 02119
Boston Police Information Session
How to Apply for the 2019 Police Officer Exam
Application Period Is Closed.
- Find the application for 2019 Police Officer Exam.
- Read about the exam information in the 2019 Police Officer Exam and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
- 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.
Please ensure that your email address is up to date on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please see here for instructions: Update Your Account Contact Information. All notices are sent by email. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office. You are also able to view all email notices sent to you from our office by logging into your Civil Service account and viewing your inbox.