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In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.


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BILLERICA – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announced today, September 26, it is offering free, weekly written exams for those interested in beginning their careers as correction officers.

Individuals wishing to take the exam may indicate their interest by visiting and submitting their name, telephone number and contact information. 

The initial submission takes less than one minute to complete and the first exam will be offered on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

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Starting base salary for new officers is $60,885 with the ability to earn over $10,000 more in potential bonuses and overtime. Candidates who successfully graduate the 47th Basic Training Academy (BTA) will also be eligible for a $2,500 sign on bonus.

Those who pass the written exam may be eligible to become temporary officers prior to the start of the 47th BTA later this year.

All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law.  Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. 

To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, please visit us at  Individuals with questions regarding registration may email for assistance.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.