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: Currenly not accepting Entry Level Police Officer applications, please check back in December or January 2023

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.

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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