Swansea - Entry Level Reserve Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentSwansea Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Reserve Police Officer
Registration Fee$30.00
LocationSwansea, MA

Job Announcement

Swansea, MA Police Jobs

Swansea Police Department

Now Hiring 

Police Officers


  1. Minimum 60 college credits and/or 2 years active military service and/or 4 years
    National Guard Reserve Service. (Exception allowed for candidates currently enrolled, fulltime, in a criminal justice degree program)
  2. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  3. Must be able to qualify for a License to Carry a Firearm.



  1. Copy of birth certificate and citizenship papers (if you are a naturalized U.S. citizen).
  2. Copy of your College Degree, High School, GED Certificate or proof of military service.
  3. A copy of your valid driver’s license.
  4. Passport size photo attached to application.



  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interview
  • Background check
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Initial Hire Medical Exam
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • Selection by the Board of Selectmen



Successful candidates who have passed the written exam will move onto Phase II, the oral interview, on May 21, 2018.  Interviews will be held between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  You will be given a time for your interview.

Phase I            WRITTEN EXAMINATION               

Date: May 15, 2018                Time: 6:30 pm

                        Location: Swansea Police Department 1700 GAR Hwy Swansea, MA 02777

                        You must provide a valid government issued photo ID


Phase II           ORAL INTERVIEW

                        Date: May 21, 2018                Time: You will be scheduled between 8am to 4pm

                        Location: Swansea Police Department 1700 GAR Hwy Swansea, MA 02777


Upon completion of the written examination and oral interview the top five candidates will be invited to move onto the background examination, medical examination and physical ability test.  The medical and physical ability test will be at the candidates expense. 


Phase I          Written Examination

  • All candidates who pass written examination will move onto Phase II

Phase II         Oral Interview

  • Interview Board will rank candidates from 1 thru 10
  • Top 5 candidates will move onto Phase III

Phase III        Background Examination

  • Background check to be conducted of top 5 Candidates
  • If any candidate is excluded thru Background, the next candidate will be submitted for background

Phase IV        Medical Examination

  • Exam pursuant to Massachusetts Standards for Initial Police Hire
  • Must complete within 30 days of notification
  • Successful candidates will move onto Phase V
  • If any candidate is excluded due to Medical Exam the next candidate from Phase II will enter process.

Phase V          Physical Ability Test (PAT) For police

  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete PAT within 30 days of notification
  • If any candidate is excluded due to PAT the next candidate from Phase II will enter the process.

Phase VI        Training       

  • Successful candidates will begin Dispatch Training, and enrollment into Reserve Academy

The remaining candidates will remain on an active list for 6 months and may be offered to enter the process should any of the top five withdraw or fail



Please direct questions regarding this job to marc.haslam@swanseapolice.com

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