Rockport - Police Officer (Academy Trained)

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Department Rockport Police Department
Job TitlePolice Officer (Academy Trained)
Salary$68,038 - $73,649
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Rockport, MA

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Rockport Police Department, MA Police Jobs

Town of Rockport

Full-Time Police Officer (Academy Trained)

Applications will be accepted until further notice


The Town of Rockport is located on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, approximately forty miles northeast of Boston.  The Town is home to six beaches, two islands, several quarries, as well as Halibut Point State Park.  The year round population is approximately 7,000 residents which increases to over 18,000 during the summer season.  The police department is a state accredited agency and has an authorized strength of eighteen (18) full-time sworn officers, six (6) reserve (permanent intermittent) officers, and two (2) full-time civilian dispatchers.  The department has a Community Outreach Unit that provides the opportunity for patrols in a cruiser, or on an ATV or mountain bike.  The Department provides career development and growth through a personalized training track for all personnel, in relevant areas of policing and community service.  Come join a well-established, professional agency that provides service to a welcoming and supportive community!


The Rockport Police Department is seeking highly motivated, community-oriented, service-minded full-time police officers.  Candidates must have at least two (2) years of full-time law enforcement experience with a Massachusetts law enforcement agency.  Candidates must have successfully completed a Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) full-time police academy, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 96B.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry Firearms; must be available to work all shifts for a 24/7 operation, including weekends and holidays; possess strong problem solving abilities with a high level of integrity, and have effective verbal and written communication skills.  Candidates will be subjected to an extensive background investigation, medical evaluation, psychological screening, and Physical Abilities Test (PAT).


Once hired, officers will have one (1) year to establish residency within a twenty-five (25) mile geographic radius of the western or southern border of the Town of Rockport.


Starting salary range is $57,901 to $72,328 commensurate with years of experience and assigned shift differential.  Additional compensation is available through educational incentive pay and longevity pay for qualified applicants, as well as through special event details and overtime assignments.  A generous benefits package including but not limited to paid time off, health insurance, and life insurance is provided.

Interested applicants should complete an application online via 

Rockport Police Department, MA Police Jobs

The Town of Rockport is an equal opportunity employer.

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