Burlington - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Burlington Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration FeePES Testing Fee: $115.00
Processing Fee: $25.00
Location Burlington, MA
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Burlington Police Department’s Entrance Exam, Spring 2021

Currently, the Burlington PD has multiple immediate positions available, and anticipates addition openings in the future. The list of eligible candidates will remain on file for approximately two years or until the list is exhausted, whichever comes first. Candidates looking to become a patrol officer with Burlington Police Department are encouraged to register and participate in the written exam.


The qualifications include:
1. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization);
2. Be at least 21 and no older than 35 as of the date of the written examination;
3. Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license (or obtain one within 6 months of appointment);
4. Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate (preference may be given to those candidates that have a college degree, military experience or combination);
5. Be a non-smoker
6. Candidates may not have any felony convictions or equivalent convictions that would be a felony in Massachusetts;
7. Have a strong character background;
8. Must have the ability to pass (or has successfully completed) the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Academy in order to achieve basic certification as a police officer;
9. Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm;
10. All candidates for appointment to the position of Burlington Police Officer shall have any disqualifying tattoos, body art, brands or scarifications of any type removed prior to appointment.  For the purpose of this rule only those tattoos, body art, brands or scarifications that are visible when the candidate is dressed in the Department’s summer duty uniform must be removed.  Attempts to disguise, cover-up or, otherwise keep any such tattoos, body art, brands or scarifications from view shall not satisfy the requirements of this rule.  
11. Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a Burlington Police Officer as described in the attached job description.

All candidates must understand that these basic, minimum qualifications do not guarantee candidates an offer of employment. All candidates will be assessed for their fitness for the position through an entire selection process.

Burlington Police Department’s Entrance Exam, Spring 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Burlington Police Department’s upcoming law enforcement entry exam in the Spring of 2021. Exact date TBD. The in-person exam will be facilitated by Police Exam Solutions (PES). To help you better understand the process, and the requirements and procedures necessary to participate, below is an outline of the agencies and their involvement in the upcoming exam.

  • Military Make-Up Exam: In acknowledgment of the sacrifice of our military men and women currently serving out their orders, a military make-up exam accommodation has been scheduled for 1:00pm EST on Weds., April 21st, 2021, via the PES @Home testing process. To qualify for the military make-up exam, you would need to be on active duty (or military orders) during the original application period or on the original examination date of the exam you are requesting a makeup for.

Prior to registering for the exam, you must email info@policeexamsolutions, with the subject line being “Request for Military Makeup.” Supporting documentation such as a DD214, Commanding Officer Letter, Orders, etc. must accompany the request.

After review of your request and supporting documentation, the BPD and PES will make a determination of your eligibility. If approved, you will be permitted to register.

 A limited number of spots are available and are on a first come, first served basis.

The requirements for the @Home testing process include an internet connection, as well as a cell phone, and a PC with Windows 10 or later. The testing platform is not compatible with Mac’s or Google Chromebooks. Additional details will be provided upon your approval to participate.

PLEASE NOTE – Pandemic Contingencies:

The BPD and PES are committed to hosting their 2021 Entrance Exam in an In-Person exam format. However, as you are aware, the challenges we face as a result of the pandemic, are ever-changing and evolving. We will continue to monitor this situation closely. If there are gathering restrictions and/or safety protocols set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we will be adhering to these mandates to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being to the best of our ability. Additional information about any pandemic protocols and will be provided to you via email, as we get closer to exam day.  


Policeapp.com provides the exam registration site, where you will enroll and pay your registration fee. Additionally, the site will provide all pertinent, detailed information regarding the upcoming exam. Policeapp.com provides a dashboard style user interface between candidates and the hiring agency. Once the exam process has occurred and scores are posted, all communication about the recruitment process will be handled by the hiring agency through this portal.

Police Exam Solutions, LLC:

PES is the agency working with the Burlington Police Department to sponsor and facilitate the written exam process being held in the Spring of 2021. Exact date TBD. However for your scheduling purposes, PES, in conjunction with the BPD, will provide as much advance notice of the scheduled date as time allows. Please stay posted to your email for exam updates. You can also find any updates on your exam on the PES website.

There are two components to the PES written exam process, as outlined below:


The first part of the written examination is the Candidate Insight Report (CIR), and the Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI). The CIR will require you to complete a series of questions regarding your demographics, and your skills and qualifications for the job. The PPI consists of 10 essay questions. Utilizing IBM Watson AI technology, the PPI is used to identify the top key personality traits possessed by candidates. The PPI report is not scored and/or ranked. It is designed to provide the department with personality insight for each candidate. A candidate will not be hired or eliminated from consideration for hire, based on this feedback.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Upon your successful registration acceptance, the PPI portal will automatically email you a set of access instructions.  DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THE PPI:  9 AM Thurs. APRIL 1st. Failure to complete this portion of the exam before the deadline will result in your disqualification from the process.

Since this email will sometimes get intercepted by ISP firewalls, we advise you search all folders within your email box. The ‘from’ address is admin.ppi-portal.com. Your first-time access must be made through the link contained in the email. Should you have any issues, you must contact PES for assistance. To provide you with the best service, it’s suggested you do not wait until the last minute.


The second part of the exam process is the written exam. You will be participating in a written exam specifically tailored for law enforcement. Your exam was developed to measure the key skills, abilities and other characteristics required for job success. You will be allotted a set amount of time to complete the exam. You should expect the process to take approximately 3.25 hours. Once the process begins and test administration is complete, you will have 2.5 hours to complete your exam.

Transferring of prior PES exam scores: Prior PES exam results are NOT eligible for score transferring to the BPD exam. Anyone who is interested in being considered in the BPD hiring process must sit for this exam.

PES will notify candidates when results are in, via email. Typically, scores are released within 10 business days from the date of the exam. This email will contain a step-by-step set of instructions on how to access your individual score.

All candidates are required to provide their valid photo ID upon exam check-in on the morning of your exam, as well as two (2) No. 2 pencils. Masks are mandatory. Anyone without a mask will not be permitted to enter the testing facility.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CELL PHONE AND/OR SMART DEVICE TO THE EXAM! If you are found to have a smart device, you will be asked to leave the exam, and automatically disqualified from the process.

Additional screening processes:

Due to the pandemic, the need for additional pre-screening of candidate’s health and wellness measures may be implemented. This can include, but not be limited to, car-side check-in, temperature checks, and a health and wellness questionnaire to determine any high-risk participants. Should we determine these steps are necessary you will be notified in advance. It is also advised that you stay tuned to the travel restrictions on the Mass.gov website. We will be adhering to the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of MA.

The Police Department:

The Burlington Police Department for which you are applying has contracted with PES to provide the best recruitment and pre-screening tools available for recruiting qualified candidates. Therefore, the Burlington PD has requested you contact PES with questions, concerns, or additional information, and not contact their agency.

PES is here to help! Police Exam Solutions is facilitating and hosting the BPD exam. As such, all questions regarding the exam process, as well as general inquiries will be handled by Police Exam Solutions, LLC. To provide you with a timely, informative response, we highly encourage you to submit your inquires to info@policeexamsolutions.com. You can also call the office at 781.645.6005.

Do NOT contact the BPD, or you may be disqualified from the process.

All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. Policeapp.com and PES do not offer make-up exam sessions or returns for exam registration purchases. Your registration purchase is for that particular exam only and cannot be transferred to another exam.


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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