Police Officer - Entry Level

UMPD is currently accepting applications for Entry Level Police Officers.

  • Effective April 2019 UMPD is no longer requiring a police exam for entry level applicants
  • When we are accepting applications for entry level officers visit careers.umass.edu and select Police under Categories on the right-sidebar to find open entry-level police officer positions. 
  • If you hold a Reserve Intermittent police academy certificate, please apply through the Entry Level Police Officer process.

NOTE:  If you are currently a full-time police officer, apply as a Lateral applicant by using the  Police Officer: Experienced Level - Full Time Police Academy application process. 

UMPD Employment and Selection Process

Read the Overview of the UMPD Employment and Selection Process [PDF]. Learn more about our employment and selection process including special assignments, specialized training and minimum application requirements. 

See the University's Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement [PDF].


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