Police Officer - Entry Level

UMPD currently has no police officer vacancies. Effective April 1st to June 30th UMPD is no longer accepting applications for Entry Level Police Officers. This period may be extended beyond June 30th depending on the number of vacancies at that time and the changing conditions with COVID-19.  Please check back after June 30th for an update. Thank you for your interest in UMPD.

  • 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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Amherst, MA 01003-9600

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