They flyer could be fake, but they are definitely opening up for laterals. The Commissioner came to a A-1 roll call recently and confirmed it.
And yet, the Boston Police Department continues to function.^^ agreed. I was selected as an out of city resident on the list but already being POST and full time certified there was no way I was going through academy and entire entry level hiring process to include moving a family into Boston.
You need a dime the size of Mount Everest to get a lateral to Quincy.I would think anybody looking to lateral would look at a place like Quincy first.
Boston used to be able to get away with it, back when everyone wanted to be a cop. Boston PD getting into non-residents on the CS list was unfathomable 20 years ago, never mind accepting lateral transfers.I guess I'm kind of surprised the archaic residency rule still exists in 2023. This rule severely limits the pool the department can draw from. There are many qualified people who live outside the City of Boston who over the years would have liked to get on the job there, myself included.
While I was born in Boston and spent my first few years there, I grew up in the suburbs but when I took the Civil Service tests back in the 80s when I was trying to get on, I was forced to list my town of residency first. Boston was one of the cities we could add after that. That obviously didn't work out.
I'm thankful the City of Los Angeles does not have that rule. In fact, there are a lot of us Bostonians that have been on the job with the LAPD and none of the guys I know, ever lived in the City of LA... Including a guy by the name of Bill Bratton.
Just a thought after reading through this thread.
They could extend it to eternity, they can keep waiting.Deadline extended to 1/31.
You don’t need to resign to take the civil service test, you can keep your current job, take the test, and then go through the regular hiring process with another department.We’ve had a handful of people come to our dept as a civil service new hire because their former chief would not sign off…they had to resign, retest and go through our process. Even with everyone needing bodies I still find that risky.
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No one is preventing anyone from leaving, but for a true lateral transfer (one CS department to another), you need the approval of both chiefs; the department you’re leaving and the department you’re going to.How, Legally, is an agency allowed to keep someone by not signing off?
At some point, someones gonna pop…
I’m quite sure that someone else will chime in about SSPO’s shortly. 😁Thanks. Truely a bizarre thing. I don’t get it, but hey, it’s MA.
What about SSPO’s. 😉
You wouldn’t be if you knew about Boston PD.Any chance in hell they’d open it to out of state officers? I work in RI and would be interested.
Politics and cronyism is about 1,000,000 times worse without Civil Service, that’s why so many municipalities want to get rid of it. They can disregard exam scores and hire the best friend’s cousin’s nephew of the water department commissioner.And there are currently about 14 home rule petitions to leave civil service sitting at the state house for the last year that they are refusing to vote on, because legislators don't want to kill civil service, where they give jobs to all their cronies. Ain't no way they're letting Boston out.