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The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Police Officer*

Base Starting Salary: $25.02 hourly; Salary Range up to $27.91 hourly

and other benefits in accordance with the CBA incl.

Education Incentive, Shift Differential, etc.

Application Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021

*This recruitment is only open to candidates who have either 1) successfully passed and received certification from a full-time police officer training academy or 2) are currently enrolled and attending the training academy as recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). Out-of-state applicants must contact the MPTC at (781) 437-0300,, to determine eligibility for certification.


Police Officers must perform a wide range of law enforcement responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.

· Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.

· Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.

· Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; enforce traffic rules and regulations and motor vehicle laws by issuing citations.

· Identify situations that are potential law enforcement or safety problems.

· Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.

· Promote and preserve the peace.

· Respond to emergency situations and provide appropriate services as necessary.

· Proactively address issues identified by citizens and/or neighborhood organizations.

· Creatively solve problems related to improving quality of life in the community.

· Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring police attention.

· Properly maintain equipment and supplies.


Education, Experience, and Certifications:

· Certifiable by the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Police Officer.

· Equivalent to High School Equivalency; possess a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution in a related field and/or Four years of Honorable service in the Military in lieu of degree.

· Possession of valid driver's license with a good driving record.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.

· In accordance with Mass General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 96A, "No person who has been convicted of any felony shall be appointed as a police officer of a city, town or district."

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Physical condition necessary to pass a medical exam relating to the essential functions of this position.

· Ability to use physical force in a lawful manner to restrain and apprehend suspects or to suppress violence.

· Ability to carry and use firearms when authorized in a safe and lawful manner.

· Ability to function effectively in dangerous situations where personal safety may be in jeopardy and where conditions are stressful.

· Ability to work for long hours during any part of a 24-hour day, including weekends and holidays.

· Good reading comprehension and writing skills; ability to prepare and read reports regarding different occurrences, disturbances, and accidents.

· Good verbal communication skills; ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in an effective manner.

· Good moral character as evidenced by a background investigation.

· Ability to speak a second language is helpful.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit cover letter, resume and required Application for Employment (attached), to [email protected]no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021. While the preferred method of application is through email or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


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