Diversity in Policing
The UMPD serves the UMass Amherst population as well as the residents of the surrounding communities. The make-up of this population is very diverse, both ethnically and philosophically. Policing a population with such a diverse make-up provides a work environment that is both challenging and rewarding.
We at UMPD strongly believe that having a pool of applicants that reflects the diversity of our population will ultimately allow us to better serve our community. As such, we strongly encourage people of all ethnicities, who have an interest in law enforcement as a career, to apply for a position within our department.
The UMass Amherst Police Department will periodically hold a selection process for new police officer candidates. Check back on this web site for any updates on when the next hiring process will begin.
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Police Officer Exam Information
IF YOU COMPLETED AN APPLICATION TO TAKE THE POLICE EXAM BY THE MARCH 30, 2013 DEADLINE, YOU WILL BE SENT A LETTER THE WEEK OF 4/14/2013 INDICATING THE TIME AND LOCATION OF THE EXAM. ALSO NOTE THAT THE STUDY GUIDE IS AVAILABLE AT:
Accessing the Candidate Resource Center – Candidate Study Guide
1. Access McCann Associates website at www.mccanntesting.com
2. Located on the red navigation bar at the top of the page you will find a link to our “Resource Center”. Click on this link and you will be brought to that section of the website.
3. Once you access the “Resource Center” on the website, simply scroll down the page until you see the section for “Public Safety Resources”. You will need to select the appropriate study guide to download. Those candidates testing for the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Police Department should select the “Entry Level – Police Officer Study Guide”. Please note that once you select the appropriate study guide, it will then open as a PDF file for viewing or to then print if you choose to.
PLEASE BRING A PHOTO ID AND A BANK CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR $20 PAYABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS POLICE DEPARTMENT. ($20 CASH IS ACCEPTABLE AS WELL)
IF YOU COMPLETED AN APPLICATION AND DO NOT RECEIVE A LETTER BY 4/22/13, PLEASE CALL THE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AT 413-545-1396.