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FRAMINGHAM – Wednesday, September 28 at 9 a.m. is the deadline to register to take the Framingham Police Officer exam.
The exam is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 at Keefe Technical High School at 750 Winter Street in Framingham.
Framingham removed itself from Civil Service examinations and now conducts its own exams.
The City of Framingham has contracted with Police Exam Solutions, LLC, to administer a written examination and provide the best recruitment and pre-screening tools available for recruiting qualified candidates.
Candidates are required to meet the minimum qualifications in order to take the entrance exam.
The Framingham Police Department is committed to a recruitment and selection process necessary to attract high caliber candidates that is transparent, fundamentally fair and in compliance with the federal, state, and local law.
The Department will strive to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and encourages minorities, women, and veterans to apply.
The cost to take the 2.5 hour exam is $140.
Starting salary at $30.27/hour, $59,138.04/year, educational incentive available at 10% of base pay for Associate’s Degree, 20% for Bachelor’s Degree, and 25% for Master’s Degree along with holiday pay, shift and weekend differential, and other stipends.
Be a U.S. Citizen (Birth or naturalization); •
Be at least 19 years of age on or before the date of the exam; •
Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D certificate; •
Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license; •
Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain an unrestricted Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm (LTC-A); •
Not be a convicted felon, or have convictions from another jurisdiction that would be treated as a felony in the Commonwealth; •
Not smoke and stay a non-smoker. Smoking of tobacco products is prohibited as outlined by G.L. c. 41 § 101A of the Massachusetts General Laws; •
Must be free of tattoos past the wrist towards the hand, on the neck, or on the face; •
Be able to obtain CJIS certification
To be considered for a police officer, individuals must receive a passing grade of 75% and above on the written examination
The Selection Team will identify police officer candidates (using the highest test scores) who will proceed to the Physical Agility Test (PAT).
The number of candidates moving to this stage will be determined by the Chief of Police depending on potential needs of the department.
Candidate must be 21 years of age to enter a police academy.
Police officer candidates who have passed both the entrance exam and the agility test will move forward in the process.
Candidate must pass background investigation.
The Police Officer Physical Agility Test is a demanding component of the testing process.
While the Physical Agility Test’s have not yet been scheduled, it is strongly suggested that applicants train to develop your strength and endurance in order to pass this section of the process.
The Department will use an agility test (such as the “New Cooper Age and Gender Base Standards for Law Enforcement”) consistent with other Massachusetts Agencies.