Swansea - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Swansea Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Swansea, MA

Job Announcement

Swansea Police Department, MA Police Jobs


NEXT WRITTEN EXAM:  February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm Swansea Police Department

APPLICATION DUE:  ON-LINE by January 31, 2019 @ 4pm

The Town of Swansea is currently seeking reserve police officers.  The Police Department will be conducting a written exam on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  Applications must be completed on-line by 4:00 pm on Friday January 31, 2020. 

NOTE:  Full-time sworn Police Officers are selected from the active Reserve Officer list

Upon passing the written examination candidates will be required to complete a physical agility test (PAT) on April 18, 2020.  The PAT will consist of one minute push-ups, one minute sit-ups, 1.5 mile walk/run and 300 meter run.  Successful candidates will then participate in an oral interview, medical examination, and intensive background check.  

Duties and Responsibilities: the Reserve Officers may be assigned to work on scheduled Patrol shifts and to perform dispatching duties.  Reserve Officers may also work assignments as authorized by the Chief of Police including working on special occasions such as parades, Halloween, and the Fourth of July. After field training and a break-in period, the Reserve Officer may be allowed to work police details. Reserve Officers will be evaluated by patrol officers and supervisors on a regular basis, and appointed annually. Reserve Officers who have completed all training requirements and regularly participate in work assignments, will be eligible to fill full-time police patrolman vacancies.


  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
  • 21 years of age or older at the time of the written examination,
  • Must have at least 60 college credits; and/or
  • 2 years active military service and/or
  • 4 years National Guard/Reserve Service while possessing GED or High School diploma, OR
  • Currently enrolled as a fulltime student in a Criminal Justice Program.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Class A license to carry a firearm
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications are only available on-line at www.PoliceApp.com/SwanseaMA 


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