Provincetown - Certified Police Officer

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Department Provincetown Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$76,345 - $90,683 and other incentives
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Provincetown, MA

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Full Time Police Officer (Certified)

**(Signing Bonus)**

Provincetown Police Department - Provincetown, MA


February 2, 2024


  • Entry Level: $76,345 annual

Top Pay: $90,683 annual

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The Provincetown Police Department is currently seeking POST certified (transfer) or POST eligible (Out of State) candidates for the position of full-time Police Officer. We offer a $5,000-$10,000 sign-on bonus commensurate with your experience. We are seeking a diverse group of experienced officers who are looking to make a difference in one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth. We'd love to see the positive impact you'll have on our community! We're "Non-Civil Service," but all lateral transfer officers in good standing are encouraged to apply. The department will begin operating out of a brand-new state of the art 16.5-million-dollar police station in Spring 2024. We offer exceptional careers for those seeking a challenging profession where you can make a difference. The starting salary for this position is $76.345 with a top step of $90,683. Additional compensation is available through shift differential, $4,000/$6,000/$8,000 educational incentive and longevity pay for qualified applicants, as well as through private event paid details and overtime assignments. A generous time off package where transfer officers will be credited with the number of years served in other municipalities to calculate annual vacation leave, 70% employer paid strong insurance options for health, life, dental and disability. The current detail rate is $65.00 per hour, where one hour equals eight-hour minimums for all traffic and construction details. Four and eight-hour minimums apply for private events and security details.



  • - Within six months of hire, applicants must reside in any Cape town between Provincetown and Barnstable;
  • - Applicants must have already completed Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) training or an equivalent out-of-state police academy that qualifies for a waiver from the MPTC or those with bridge POST certification.
  • - Out of state applicants must provide an 'Advisory Letter' ( from the MPTC at the time of application. Candidates who have not already completed an MPTC police academy or who fail to provide an Advisory Letter will be automatically rejected. 
  • -Applicants must also possess a high school diploma, good communication skills, a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a background investigation, physical exam, psychological testing and required mandatory training.

The application period will be ongoing until position(s) are filled.



Interested candidates should complete the PoliceApp online application, as well as send a cover letter, copies of certifications, 2-page personal biography and resume to the Office of the Chief of Police or deliver one in-person to the Provincetown Police Department, 26 Shankpainter Road, Provincetown MA 02657.

The Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, or sexual preference, or any other category protected under the state and federal anti-discrimination laws.


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