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28 Dec 2021

Police Full Time, Police Officer

Merrimac Police Department – Posted by jmathermerrimacpd Merrimac, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Town of Merrimac is looking to hire full time Police Officers who can effectively demonstrate problem solving abilities and maintain safety within the town of Merrimac through patrols and emergency response.

Job Description 

Non-Civil Service Police Officer – Lateral Transfers are Accepted. 

  1. Patrol designated areas of the Town of Merrimac by vehicle, by foot, or other means to preserve law and  order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and  ordinances; protect real and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and  public premises; maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen  vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issue warnings and citations. 
  2. Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general  public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards,  misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, and  related incidents; investigate complaints and take appropriate action, which may include the use of  deadly or nondeadly force; use sound judgment under adverse, stressful conditions. 
  3. Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned to or incidents observed; determine  what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence; locate  and interview victims and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects. 
  4. Maintain all mandatory certifications and requirements with regard to the POST Commission and the  MPTC. 
  5. We anticipate that this will be overnight position(s): 1900 to 0700 shift. (4 and 4 schedule) 
  6. Officers work a 12-hour shift on a (4) on (4) off shift rotation. Officers will be required to work both scheduled  and unscheduled patrol shifts as needed.


  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate problem solving abilities and will be evaluated based upon their  training, education and experience in law enforcement or a related field. 
  • Be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid driver’s license and a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry  Firearms;  
  • At a minimum, candidates should be a graduate of a full-time MPTC academy, or otherwise currently  eligible in MA as a full-time police officer, with a valid C.P.R., and First Responder certification  pursuant to MPTC and POST Commission Standards. 
  • Candidate must possess the ability to complete all of the requirements established by the Municipal  Police Training Committee and the POST Commission to be certified as a police officer in  Massachusetts. 
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete any Oral Board and/or Written Examinations. Be available to work all shifts for a 24/7 operation, including weekends and holidays. Be a Non-Smoker pursuant to M.G.L. c41, s101A. 
  • Candidate must have NO felony convictions. 
  • The appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory background investigation, medical  exam, psychological exam and drug screen.  

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and current resume to:  

Chief Eric M. Shears 

Merrimac Police Department 

2 Jana Way 

Merrimac, MA 01860

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Police. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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