Although we currently have no vacancies, we are continuing to accept applications for Lateral Police Officers on a continual basis. To qualify as a lateral police applicant you must have obtained a full-time Recruit Officer Course (ROC) academy certification for full-time police officers as required by M.G.L. Chapter 41 Sec. 96B, or the out-of-state equivalant as reviewed and approved by the MPTC *. In Massachusetts, this is approximately a 24-26 week full-time Police Academy committment.
* NOTE: If you hold only a part-time, MPTC Reserve-Intermittent academy certification, you must apply through the Police Officer: Entry Level 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.