Truro - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Truro Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$68,446 (academy) - $89,306
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Truro, MA
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Truro Police Department, MA Police JobsTRURO POLICE DEPARTMENT


The Truro Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Successful candidates must possess integrity, be highly motivated, and demonstrate good problem-solving skills.


Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalency. Post-secondary education is preferred, but not required. The present salary range for police officer is $68,446 (academy salary) - $89,306, with an excellent benefits package. Salary does not include overtime, shift differential, holiday pay, educational incentives, private details, and clothing and cleaning allowances.

Conditional offers of employment are subject to successful completion of medical and psychological examinations, and a thorough background examination. Successful applicant(s) must attend and successfully complete an MPTC full-time police training academy. A state administered physical fitness assessment is required prior to acceptance into the police academy. The application period will be ongoing until position(s) are filled.

The Town of Truro is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, or disability and complies with the laws and standards of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. 




A police officer shall be responsible for the efficient performance of their duties in conformance with the rules, regulations, general orders, policies, and procedures of the police department, as well as those imposed by law. These general police responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, when appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.
  2. Reduce opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.
  3. Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
  4. Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  5. Identify potential law enforcement problems.
  6. Work towards creating a feeling of security in the community.
  7. Promote and preserve the peace.
  8. Provide other services on an emergency basis.
  9. Perform other related duties as required.



It is the duty and responsibility of a police officer to:

  • Exercise authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the officer’s oath of office.
  • Be accountable to superior officers and promptly obeying lawful orders.
  • Coordinate with other department members to ensure continuity of purpose and maximum achievement of police objectives.
  • Effectively communicate with superiors and fellow officers’ information that is pertinent to achieving police objectives.
  • Respond punctually to all assignments.
  • Become familiar with events that have taken place since last tour of duty.
  • Complete detailed reports on all crimes, motor vehicle accidents, and other incidents that require police attention.
  • Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional and presentable condition.
  • Assist citizens who request service, assistance, or other information.
  • Be accountable for properly handling evidence and property.
  • Be cognizant and alert to conditions tending to cause crime, take preventive action and inform superiors as required.
  • Conduct thorough investigations of offenses and incidents within the officer’s area of responsibility.
  • Perform general patrol duties to include, but not be limited to, apprehending persons violating the law or wanted by the police; public assembly checks; building security checks; observation and interrogation of suspicious persons; issuing traffic citations; locating fires; reporting street light and traffic signals out-of-order, street hazards and any conditions that endanger public safety; checks of schools, parks and playgrounds; responding to any public emergency; rendering first aid to persons who are seriously ill or injured;
  • Preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
  • Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately when directed by a superior officer.
  • Confer with court prosecutors and testify in court.
  • Ensure assigned vehicle is well maintained and kept clean. Inspect the vehicle at the start of the tour of duty for any defects or missing equipment. Immediately report defects and damages to a superior and complete all required reports and forms.
  • Follow FCC regulations and current departmental procedures when using police radio.
  • Remain in assigned area throughout their tour of duty except when a superior officer authorizes an absence, or an emergency requires it.
  • Be alert for nuisances, impediments, obstructions, defects or other conditions that might endanger or hinder the safety, health, or convenience of the public.
  • Take measures to direct the flow of traffic during periods of congestion.
  • Keep radio equipment in operation at all times while on duty and be familiar with all departmental requirements concerning use of the police radio.
  • Enforce traffic laws and parking ordinances as required.
  • Wear the prescribed traffic safety clothing and equipment as required.

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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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