Franklin - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Franklin Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration FeePES Testing Fee: $115.00
Processing Fee: $25.00
Location Franklin, MA

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Franklin Police Department, MA Police Jobs





Five (5) to ten (10) Openings are anticipated over the next three (3) years

The Franklin Police Department will be hosting a written examination for the position of police officer on  November 2, 2019. Interested candidates that meet the qualifications for employment are encouraged to apply, all fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. Further details about the exam process may be found at  Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be appointed as a police officer to the Franklin Police Department.

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. Hold an Associate's Degree in an approved field of study or two or more years of service in the active military with an honorable discharge;
5. Must not smoke or use tobacco products of any kind prior to or after appointment;
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 (if certified elsewhere, must be able to obtain a waiver from the MPTC);
9. Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm;
10. All candidates for appointment to the position of Franklin Police Officer must not have any tattoos, body art, brands or scarifications of any type that are visible above the shirt collar (face, neck or head);
11. Must successfully pass a medical, psychological, physical ability examination and physical fitness examination prior to appointment;

12.  Must currently reside or be willing to relocate within 15 miles of the Town of Franklin within reasonable time upon appointment;

13.  Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a Franklin Police Officer.

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.



The Franklin Police Department welcomes you to apply for the position of police officer with the Town of Franklin.  We have partnered with and Police Exam Solutions for the initial examination process.  The recruitment process requires a potential candidate to successfully complete the entire battery of testing, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following steps:

The written examination:

The written examination will consist of two components.  The first part of the examination will require you to complete a series of essay questions on-line. This questionnaire MUST be completed before attending the written examination.  You will receive further details and a link via email after submitting your application.  Check your email for the PPI-Portal Registration instructions.  

The second part of this examination will be administered by Police Exam Solutions (“PES”) on November 2, 2019 at Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street, Franklin, MA.  The examination will begin promptly at 9:00 am.  You must follow all directions of PES related to the exam. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Further information on the written exam will be supplied to all applicants at a time to be determined, but well in advance of the examination. 


WHAT TO BRING:  Your valid photo ID, and (2) No. 2 pencils. We suggest not using mechanical pencils. You are permitted to bring bottled water. 

YOU SHOULD NOT BRING: Do not bring any cell phones, smart devices, or paperwork with you.

WARNING: DO NOT BRING ANY SMART DEVICES AND/OR CELL PHONES. They are not allowed in the exam room under any circumstance. You will be disqualified and your exam will be discarded should you be found with a smart device. Do not bring backpacks or purses.

If you have not completed your online Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions, you can login to to complete your submissions before the exam. If you have never accessed your account, you need to do so from the original instructions emailed to you immediately upon your registration. You must activate your account from the link contained in the email. If you can not find the email, we advise you check your spam or junk/trash folder for the email from "". You must have this completed by 8:00am on Friday, Nov., 1st or you will be disqualified.

NOTE:  If you participated in the North Reading PD, Burlington PD, or Lexington PD exam, you can not sit for this test. You must transfer your score. For more details on the transfer/cloning process, please visit


Interview Panel:

The interview panel will be held at a time to be determined based on the current staffing needs of the department.  Candidates that are invited to participate will be given advanced notice and further instructions at the necessary time.  No prior police experience is necessary to participate.  The panel will ask candidates general questions and pertinent scenario-based questions.  There may also be a writing assignment given to candidates at the time of the interview.  The panel will consist of sworn members of the department of various ranks and assignments, as well as a representative from the Human Resources Department for the Town of Franklin.

Interview with the Town Administrator and Chief of Police:

The Town Administrator is the appointing authority for the Town of Franklin.  He and the Chief of Police will interview selected candidates when an opening is ready to be filled. 

Conditional Offer of Employment:

This contract is entered into between the candidate for hire and the Town of Franklin.  This contract only extends to a candidate that is offered a position as a police officer.  Once signed, the department will agree to hire the candidate provided all “conditions” are met. All financial obligations relative to the conditional offer are borne by the Town of Franklin.  The conditions are successful completion of the:

  • Background Investigation: which will be conducted by a Franklin Police Department Detective.
  • Medical Examination: a full medical examination, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA; including a drug screening.
  • Psychological Fitness Examination: the psychological may consist of a battery of written tests
  • and interview(s) conducted by a trained psychotherapist.

Those candidates that require initial training will undergo all necessary steps for admission to the police academy.  The specific academy that the candidate will attend depends on multiple factors, but the selection is determined by the Chief of Police.

Academy training:  

Any candidate requiring initial training must successfully pass the academy.  Currently, academy training in MA is 22-25 weeks; and is subject to change by Municipal Police Training Committee (“MPTC”) mandate.

Field Training:  

Officers that successfully pass the academy will then begin their career with the department as a full-time patrol officer and must successfully pass a 10-12 week field training program (“FTO”).  The FTO program will serve to bridge the academy experience with actual police work. Candidates will be assigned to various veteran training officers throughout this period and will also be expected to successfully complete training on the department’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

All newly appointed officers will be considered “probationary” for their first year of service.

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