Join Our Team Today: The Middleton Police Department is seeking the best and brightest individuals who want to make a change in their lives and a difference in their communities. The Middleton Police Department is a first-class police force that is setting the standard for excellence through professionalism and training. The Town of Middleton offers a rich history, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and a uniquely vibrant commercial base. Middleton’s innovation and invention continues today.
Becoming a Middleton Police Officer is the willingness to answer a call that is greater than one's self. It is a commitment to protect and serve. Honor, respect, prestige and integrity are at the core of our daily mission. Being a Middleton Police Officer is a title we've earned and not one we take for granted. With a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits, and positive work environment, a career with the Middleton Police Department provides one with the security and flexibility to enjoy all the rewards that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has to offer. If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the Middleton Police Department is the place for you! We don’t take applications, we take commitments!
A history of ethical and moral behavior is of the utmost importance. Your background will be looked at very closely. Applicants who have a history of unethical or immoral behavior will not be hired. You will be subjected to an intensive background evaluation, which will include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Your past behavior and the choices you have made must demonstrate positive traits that will support your candidacy for Police Officer and reflect favorably on your character.
- You must have a history of lawful conduct.
- You must possess high standards of honesty and integrity as demonstrated by your dealings with individuals and organizations. Falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting information on any document or during the selection process will be closely scrutinized.
- You must respect the rights of all people and have an appreciation for the diversity that characterizes the Town of Middleton. A history of domestic violence, physical altercations, or discourteous, abusive, or violent treatment of others may indicate a lack of self-discipline, unwillingness or inability to cooperate, or a disregard for the rights of others.
- Your employment and military (if applicable) histories must demonstrate the motivation and success-orientation needed to succeed as a Police Officer.
- Your financial and driving records must demonstrate responsible decisions and appropriate behavior. Please call to discuss your driving history prior to applying if you have recent charges or convictions to determine if you are a suitable applicant.
The application process from start to finish may take over three months to complete. Successful completion of this process does not guarantee employment. The Middleton Police Department reserves the right to hire any candidate depending on the department's needs.
- Complete and submit all applications.
- Criminal History and Driving History Review
- Successfully complete the Police Officer Physical Ability Test
- Complete an oral interview
- Submit to a background investigation
- Pass a physical examination administered by a practicing physician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to include vision, color blindness and drug testing.
- Complete a psychological evaluation
Felony Criminal History
- Any felony convictions;
- Any crime for which the conviction could have been punishment of more than two years’ incarceration;
- Serious crimes or unlawful acts of moral turpitude within the five-year period prior to the date of application for employment;
- Four or more crimes or unlawful acts regardless of the date of conviction; Other
- Dishonorable or General discharge from any military service (only honorable discharges will be considered)
- Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position
- Deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements
- Cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position
Middleton Police Personal Appearance Policy prohibits the following
- Tongue splitting or bifurcation
- Abnormal filing of the teeth
- Dental veneers or laminates ornamented with designs, jewels, initials or any other decorations
- False eyelashes while in uniform
- Fingernail polish of any color while in uniform
Anyone interested in applying to become a Middleton Police Officer is asked to request an application, via email, to Chief William Sampson: [email protected]