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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: January 4, 2019
The early application deadline is February 5, 2019, with an application fee of $100.00. Final application date is February 19, 2019, with a fee of $150.00.

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Police Department
Job Title: Police Officer Examination- Commonwealth of MA
Job Code: P465
Civil Service Position: Subject to Civil Service rules and regulations
Union Affiliation: CPPOA
Hours Per Week: 40 hrs/wk


The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Examination for Police Officer Cities and Towns which is being held on Saturday March 23, 2019. The early application deadline is February 5, 2019, with an application fee of $100.00.  Final application date is February 19, 2019, with a fee of $150.00. Additional examination information is available at or by calling the examination hotline 617-878-9895.

A Police Officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance; and preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A Police Officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations, accidents, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests and performs search and seizure; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.



  • Must be at least 21 as of March 23, 2019
  • Must be a non smoker at the time of and after appointment
  • Must pass a medical and physical ability examination prior to appointment
  • As of the date of appointment, applicants must have either a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education OR three years experience in the armed forces of the United States with last release or discharge under honorable conditions

RATE: Starting salary $47,999 + Full Quinn Bill Benefits, Shift and other Differentials


Apply On-line with a Visa or MasterCard at you are requesting that the fee for this examination be waived you must complete a Fee Waiver Form.. The examination information hotline is 617-878-9895.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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