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Apr 20, 2022, 2:38:30 PMApr 20
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The Town of Hopkinton seeks individuals currently enrolled in a full-time  Police Academy*

 

Base Starting Salary: $25.52 hourly (conditional upon completion of pre-employment contingencies) and other benefits in accordance with the CBA 

 

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. 

 

 

 

*This recruitment is only open to candidates who are currently attending a training academy as recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC).  

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/municipal-police-training-committee

 


Police Officers must perform a wide range of law enforcement responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.

  • Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.

  • Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.

  • Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; enforce traffic rules and regulations and motor vehicle laws by issuing citations.

  • Identify situations that are potential law enforcement or safety problems.

  • Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.

  • Promote and preserve the peace.

  • Respond to emergency situations and provide appropriate services as necessary.  

  • Proactively address issues identified by citizens and/or neighborhood organizations.  

  • Creatively solve problems related to improving quality of life in the community.  

  • Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring police attention.

  • Properly maintain equipment and supplies.  


QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Certifiable by the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Police Officer upon academy graduation.

  • High School Equivalency; possess a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution in a related field and/or four (4) years of Honorable service in the Military in lieu of degree.

  • Possession of valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms. 

  • In accordance with Mass General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 96A, “No person who has been convicted of any felony shall be appointed as a police officer of a city, town or district.”


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Physical condition necessary to pass a medical exam relating to the essential functions of this position.

  • Ability to use physical force in a lawful manner to restrain and apprehend suspects or to suppress violence.

  • Ability to carry and use firearms when authorized in a safe and lawful manner.

  • Ability to function effectively in dangerous situations where personal safety may be in jeopardy and where conditions are stressful.

  • Ability to work for long hours during any part of a 24-hour day, including weekends and holidays.

  • Excellent reading comprehension and writing skills; ability to prepare and read reports regarding different occurrences, disturbances and accidents.  

  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in an effective manner.

  • Excellent moral character as evidenced by a background investigation.

  • Ability to speak a second language is helpful.  


Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and the required  Application for Employment (attached) to h...@hopkintonma.gov. The position will remain open until filled. While the preferred method of application is via email or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.






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