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The Town of Sturbridge will be accepting cover letters and resumes for the position of full-time police officer in order to establish a list for future openings. The Sturbridge Police Department is a full service accredited police agency. Duties of this position are under direct supervision and a high quality of service is expected. Patrol officers are assigned an area for the purpose of enforcing state laws relative to the prevention of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of property and persons, the preservation of public peace, and the control of traffic; performs investigative duties, and related public service work as assigned.

Minimum requirements: A U.S. citizen, a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, must be a graduate of the basic full time Massachusetts Police Training Committee Academy or equivalent and a college degree and/or prior military service is preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to possess a Class A License to carry a firearm, ability to work any hours and in all weather conditions, ability to learn and demonstrate job requirements after being trained. Applicants must be able to pass a Physical Ability Test, and successfully complete interview processes. A medical exam, a psychological exam, as well as an extensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists.

Starting Hourly Rate: $27.23 to $32.95 DOE. In addition to the base salary there is an education incentive for eligible degrees.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Police Chief Earl Dessert, Sturbridge Police Department, 346 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm.

In accordance with state law, no applicant who has been convicted of a felony can be appointed as a Police Officer. Applications are kept on file for one year after date of receipt. Town of Sturbridge is an E.O.E.
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