Police Officer - Entry Level

Entry Level Police Officer Positions

Applicants for the Entry Level Police Officer position who are applying to be a full time police officer and do NOT currently hold a POST-accepted full time academy certificate, and will need to attend an MPTC Police Academy in order to begin working as an officer.

Applications are not being accepted at this time for entry level officers, we will reopen this process soon. 

University Police Officer Lateral

NOTE: If you are a current police officer who possesses a Massachusetts POST-accepted academy certificate (or are from another state and can apply to have your academy accepted by Mass. POST), apply as a Lateral Transfer candidate. Submit your application for the University Policy Officer - Lateral position here. In the search bar, search police.

UMPD Employment and Selection Process

UMPD no longer utilizes a written exam for applicants to become a police officer. To learn more about the application and selection process including minimumapplication requirements, employment benefits, and job responsibilities, read our Overview of the UMPD Employment and Selection Process [PDF].


For any questions about working at UMPD or the application process, email the UMPD Recruiting and Rentention Unit at: UMPDrecruiting@umass.edu

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


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