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17 Nov 2021

Police Full-Time, Trained Police Officers

Town of Hopkinton – Posted by Chief Joseph Bennett Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Town of Hopkinton seeks full-time, trained Police Officers*

Base Starting Salary: $25.52 hourly; Salary Range up to $28.47 hourly
and other benefits in accordance with the CBA incl.
Education Incentive, Shift Differential, etc.

Priority Application Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, November 18, 2021
Open until filled.

*This recruitment is only open to candidates who have either

  1. successfully passed and received certification from a full-time police officer training academy or
  2. currently attending a training academy as recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). Out-of-state applicants must contact the MPTC at (781) 437-0300, www.mass.gov/mptc, to determine eligibility for certification.

Police Officers must perform a wide range of law enforcement responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.
  • Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.
  • Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
  • Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; enforce traffic rules and regulations and motor vehicle laws by issuing citations.
  • Identify situations that are potential law enforcement or safety problems.
  • Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
  • Promote and preserve the peace.
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide appropriate services as necessary.
  • Proactively address issues identified by citizens and/or neighborhood organizations.
  • Creatively solve problems related to improving quality of life in the community.
  • Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring police attention.
  • Properly maintain equipment and supplies.


Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Certifiable by the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Police Officer.
  • High School Equivalency; possess a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution in a related field and/or Four years of Honorable service in the Military in lieu of degree.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.
  • In accordance with Mass General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 96A, “No person who has been convicted of any felony shall be appointed as a police officer of a city, town or district.”

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Physical condition necessary to pass a medical exam relating to the essential functions of this position.
  • Ability to use physical force in a lawful manner to restrain and apprehend suspects or to suppress violence.
  • Ability to carry and use firearms when authorized in a safe and lawful manner.
  • Ability to function effectively in dangerous situations where personal safety may be in jeopardy and where conditions are stressful.
  • Ability to work for long hours during any part of a 24-hour day, including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent reading comprehension and writing skills; ability to prepare and read reports regarding different occurrences, disturbances and accidents.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in an effective manner.
  • Excellent moral character as evidenced by a background investigation.
  • Ability to speak a second language is helpful.

How to Apply

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov. Applications received by Thursday, November 18, 2021, will be reviewed and receive 1st priority. The position will remain open until filled. While the preferred method of application is via email or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Police. Job Tags: Hopkinton Police Department. Salaries: $25-$29/hr.


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