I heard the same thing about there being an academy in June. I also heard that they were only going to hire from the new list, but I don't see how that's possible since the new list won't be available till september. I myself am taking the test again, but this is the last time. I'm already on the current list. I've been keeping up to date with the city's concern for the lack of Lowell officers in the downtown area, due to not having enough officers in the dept. Hopefully the city is generous this year and opens the door for more officers being hired.