Mark D. Segalla, Chief of Police
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Reading Police Department To Offer Police Entrance Exam
READING — Chief Mark D. Segalla is pleased to announced that the Reading Police Department, in conjunction with Police Exam Solutions (PES), is searching for talented candidates to register for the upcoming Police Officer Entrance Exam.
The exam is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road. Registration is open until 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, or until maximum capacity is reached. The exam fee is $125 and is non-refundable.
In order to be eligible for a position, all candidates must be able to meet the following basic qualifications:
- High School Graduate/GED equivalent
- Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts Firearms License to Carry
- Be at least 21 years old on date of appointment
- Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license on date of appointment
- Must pass entrance examination, oral interviews and a background investigation
- Must pass a physical fitness test
- Must pass a psychological examination
- Must be a United States citizen
Candidates are expected to arrive at the test site by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the test, and are required to bring the following materials:
- Valid picture ID
- Resume and cover letter
- Official college transcript(s)
- DDFM 214 form, if applicable
- Two No. 2 pencils
The multiple choice exam evaluates how candidates manage stress and responsibility as well as their emotional and interpersonal skills, work ethic, problem solving and levels of comprehension in reading, writing and math.