Harwich - Police Officer

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Department Harwich Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Jun 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Harwich, MA
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About Harwich Police Department & The Town of Harwich

The Harwich Police Department is a full-service department staffed by one Chief, one Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants, four patrol Sergeants, one Detective Sergeant, 26 patrol officers, 2 detectives, five police dispatchers, two non-sworn administrative staff, an animal control officer and six special officers.  The department offers a wide range of career development through on-going training opportunities as well as the opportunity to join some of the many specialty units in the department which include: Traffic unit and accident reconstruction, school resource officer, ATV unit, motor unit, bicycle patrol unit, search and rescue, elder affairs and veteran outreach.

The Town of Harwich is located on Cape Cod and serves 13,400 full time residents.  Due to its summer destination location, the summer population increases to approximately 39,000 residents.  Harwich is made up of seven Villages, East Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwich Port, North Harwich, Pleasant Lake, South Harwich and West Harwich.  Harwich encompasses 21 square miles of land area with 11 miles of shoreline with miles of rivers, 4 harbors, 22 freshwater ponds and 2 reservoirs.  Harwich is home to over 30 restaurants, art galleries, a thriving business district in Harwich Port, walking and bike trails, libraries, arts, culture and music.

The members of the Harwich Police Department believe in making a positive difference in our community by providing legitimate and equitable law enforcement with a strong focus on active community engagement and community service. Our primary concern is the health, well-being and safety of all those we serve, residents and visitors alike.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Overtime available
  • Details available
  • Health Insurance(75/25)
  • Educational incentive
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 13 Paid Holidays per year
  • Paid Sick, Vacation and Personal time
  • Continuous Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Shift Differentials
  • 4/2 schedule

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must go through a series of initial interviews
  • Medical Examination. All candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must pass the medical examination. Candidates must pass the medical examination before participating in the PAT. The Medical Standards are available for review on the Mass. civil service website: https://www.mass.gov/guides/schedule-physical-ability-test-pat-for-fire-and-police-departments
  • Psychological Testing. Candidates will be required to pass a psychological evaluation before appointment.
  • Physical Ability Test (PAT).The PAT is a test of the candidate's aerobic capacity and physical capability to perform various tasks required on the job. The PAT Preparation Guide is available on the Mass Gov website: https://www.mass.gov/guides/examination-preparation-guides-and-reading-lists
  • Fitness Test. Candidates are required to successfully complete an entry level fitness assessment that includes, among other elements, sit-ups, push-ups, 300-meter run, and 1.5-mile run. For more information visit the Mass. Police Training Committee’s website. See: http://mptctraining.com/roclessons/P_H&WPrepGuide.pdf
  • Academy Training Provided. All candidates appointed as a full-time Police Officer as a result of this examination will be required to successfully complete police academy training per M.G.L. Chapter 41, § 96B. For more information visit the Municipal Police Training Committee website.
  • Smoking Prohibition. In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 41, § 101A, candidates hired from the Police Officer eligible list resulting from this examination are prohibited from smoking tobacco products at the time of and after appointment.
  • A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police services. The Department performs a comprehensive background check as part of the selection process.
  • Firearms Permit. A candidate must obtain a valid firearms permit to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer in Massachusetts.
  • Driver's License. A candidate shall need a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license before appointment. 

Harwich Police Department, MA Police Jobs

Harwich Police Department, MA Police Jobs

Position will stay posted until filled.

The Harwich Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. 


Please direct questions regarding this position to awalinski@harwichpolice.com

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