West Springfield - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department West Springfield Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$28.44 effective July 1, 2024 and $31.75 upon completion of one year probationary period
Deadline Oct 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location West Springfield, MA
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Job Prerequisites

CHIP Participating

Job Announcement

West Springfield Police Department, MA Police Jobs

West Springfield Police Department  

Now Hiring 

Police Officers 

4 Vacancies Anticipated for Fall/Winter 2024 Police Academy


West Springfield Police Department is accepting applications to fill 4 anticipated vacancies. Selected candidates could begin the Police Academy in Fall/Winter 2024 (exact month TBD). To apply applicants must pass the newly formed MCOPA/PoliceApp written test and the MA CHIP Physical Fitness Test. Results from these two tests qualify candidates for other departments as well.


Applicants Must Take and Pass in order to apply:

  • Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Witten Examination 
  • CHIP Physical Fitness Test based on the MPTC Fitness Standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a United States citizen;
    Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
    Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license;
    Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent;
    Must have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms, “LTC” 
  • Residency requirement - You must reside in Massachusetts and within 17 miles of the boundaries of West Springfield within (6) months from the date of your graduation from the Police Academy.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting hourly $27.50 FY2023, $28.44 effective July 1, 2024 and $31.75 upon completion of one year probationary period

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Educational incentive
  • 4 and 2 schedule
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

Application Process:

Prior to appointment, candidates are subject to:

  • Extensive background check
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical examination
  • Interview with the West Springfield Public Safety Commission
  • Candidates will also be required to pass the MPTC fitness test.
Upon appointment, candidates will be required to attend and successfully complete a MPTC Academy
Applicants with a MPTC Academy certification or POST certification will also be accepted and reviewed for possible appointment after the above requirements are completed. 

About Our Department 

West Springfield is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA. The West Springfield Police Department serves the community by providing law enforcement services, ensuring public safety, and upholding the law within its jurisdiction.


The mission of the West Springfield Police Department is to maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure our town is a safe place to live, work and visit.

This will be accomplished through safeguarding individual liberties, building community partnerships, preventing crime and resolving those crimes which do occur.  We will constantly strive to meet the highest standard of honesty and integrity.  We will achieve professional performance through continual learning, education and commitment to our duties.

We are committed to this mission and conduct our responsibilities toward a goal of excellence and with education to the community we serve.

About Our Community

Situated on the western bank of the Connecticut River, directly across from Springfield, Massachusetts, West Springfield is an integral part of the Springfield metropolitan area. With a history dating back to its incorporation in 1774, the town has evolved into a suburban community featuring a harmonious blend of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. The local economy is diverse, encompassing retail, manufacturing, and service industries. Notably, West Springfield hosts the annual Eastern States Exposition, colloquially known as "The Big E," which stands as one of the largest agricultural events on the eastern seaboard. The town's vibrant culture is further enriched by a calendar filled with various community events and activities held throughout the year. Educational services are provided through public schools, offering support from elementary to high school levels. Residents and visitors alike can partake in recreational opportunities, including parks, sports fields, and other outdoor spaces. Governed by a town government structure, West Springfield encourages community engagement through town meetings and the election of officials, fostering a sense of local governance among its residents. 
Equal Opportunity Employer 
West Springfield Police Department, MA Police Jobs

Please direct questions regarding this position to nryan@westspringfieldpolice.org

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