LUDLOW — Chief Daniel Valadas announces that applications for the 2021 Civil Service police exam are now being accepted.
The Civil Service exam is held annually to establish a list of eligible candidates for entry-level police officer vacancies in municipal departments, State Police, and MBTA Transit Police.
“This exam is an important first step when pursuing a career in law enforcement and helps provide departments throughout the Commonwealth with a list of qualified candidates,” Chief Valadas said. “We hope you will apply to take this exam if you are interested.”
Written exams are scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 12. Those interested are encouraged to apply by April 20; applications filed from April 21 to May 4 will be assessed a late fee. Applications will not be accepted after May 4.
Exams will be held at physical locations around the state. Applicants will receive an email two weeks before their exam, informing them of the date, time and location of their test.
Eligibility requirements for local, state and MBTA officers differ. General information may be found here. The site also contains a preparation guide, reading lists, application forms and a list of police departments that operate under Civil Service guidelines.