The South Hadley Police Dept. is accepting applications for Police Officers through a Civil Service Lateral Transfer. The South Hadley Police Dept. has staffing of 29 Full time dedicated officers that are committed to serving and protecting our community and is currently hiring. Candidates for the position should have a valid Massachusetts Driver's license, valid Massachusetts Class A LTC, and must be a permanent Massachusetts Civil Service Police Officer eligible for transfer subject to the provisions of MGL Chapter 31 sec. 35. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation along with a physical and psychological examination. Candidates must have the highest integrity, commitment to community, and be able to problem solve complex community issues. The South Hadley Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance and education incentives. Persons applying who were hired prior to July 1, 2009 and are receiving the "Quinn Bill" will continue to receive that benefit. The South Hadley Police Dept. also offers an educational stipend (qualified degrees) for those candidates hired after July 1, 2009. Applicants may apply online at www.southhadley.org/jobs. Please upload a cover letter and resume when completing the online application. Questions regarding the hiring process for this Civil Service Lateral Transfer may be forwarded to Lt. William Sowa at [email protected] POSTING closes December 8, 2019 The Mission of the South Hadley Police Department, working in partnership with the community, is to maintain social order and improve the quality of life within the Town of South Hadley. This is accomplished through constant vigilance and the pursuit of violators of the law as governed by both constitutional constraints and our ethical principles of justice, integrity, respect, courage and allegiance. Our goal is to understand and serve the needs of the South Hadley community by providing the highest quality of police services, assisting in resolving problems, and promoting positive values through equitable and impartial policing consistent with and reflective of the shared values of the community.