Want to be a Boston police officer?
Friday, December 10, 2004
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Police Commissioner Kathleen M. O'Toole announce that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Human Resource Division is accepting applications for a new entry-level police officer examination.
Any individual who desires to become a Boston police officer must take and successfully pass this examination. The examination will be administered on Saturday, April 30.
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age as of April 4, and must be younger that age 32 as of April 30, in order to be appointed as a Boston Police officer. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education or three years in the armed services of the United States. Candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation, a medical examination and a physical abilities test prior to appointment.
The commonwealth has set its initial application fee at $60, and the deadline for applying is Feb. 21. However, any individual filing an application after this date will be charged an additional $25 processing fee. Applications will not be accepted after April 4. Consequently, all candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All applications must be accompanied by a money order, bank check, credit card payment or by a completed fee waiver form.
Payment by money order or bank check should be made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.
Police officer candidates may apply for this examination, using a Visa or Mastercard, online at the Human Resource Division Web site: www.csexam.hrd.state.ma.us/hrd/
. Applications are also being accepted at the Human Resource Division, One Ashburton Place, Boston.
Menino and O'Toole strongly urge those individuals seeking a career in law enforcement to apply to take this examination. O'Toole will be deploying a number of Boston Police officers to serve as recruiters. These officers will be responsible for visiting all of Boston's neighborhoods and will be encouraging participation in this examination and answering questions relative to a potential career in the Boston Police Department.
For more information, call the Boston Police Department's Human Resource Division at 617-343-4677.