I am wondering why the heck people work for non civil service towns. People talk bad about hrd but they just make sure people don not get screwed. So do people go non civil service because they didn't score high enough or what? Also campus police why do they walk around like they are supercops. I respect civil service officers more. They earned their jobs, the city or town has to hire them if they score high enough. Also all the people on here complaining about civil service score a 100, and you will get on. Unlike a non civil service town you do not have to do all this fake cop, part time work and kiss butt to get a job. So score high and you will get on and have nothing to complain about. I also hate those part time fire fighters that have those red lights on their personal vehicles speeding to calls. I will pul them over in a minute they have to obey the laws of the road also ch90s18, they are a bunch of wannabees. For all you people who get low scores on the civil service test apply to Dennis PD and Nantucket PD they always hire. Nantucket hires morons from their website to be cops. That is if you are hell bent on being a cop on a island. Also I find that non civil service cops try to be supercops for some reason also they go out looking for trouble or action, knit picking. They are always looking for a bust maybe they will get promoted since there are no rules really of promotion in non civil service. Just look at it seriously take a brockton or Lynn police officer and compare them to a orleans or sharon cop. Who do you think is going to be a hot head and look for trouble and create problems. The civil service cops earned it and are more laid back and do not over react in situations. This has been on my mind for years. So do people go non civil service because they can't get on a cs department. At least in cs you have protection and can be promoted by a fair test. Also your job security is not at the whims the board of selectman or town councilor to fire you for political reasons. Honestly people refect on my statements and comment this is what I noticed during my years on the job.