University Police Officer - Experienced Level - Full-Time Academy Required

*Click here to submit your application for the Experienced (Lateral Transfer) Police Officer position*:  

  •  Applicants for Experienced or Lateral Transfer positions are applying to be a full time police officer and currently possess a Massachusetts POST-accepted academy certificate (or are from another state and can apply to have your academy accepted by Mass. POST). 

​NOTE: Persons who desire to be a full time police officer and do NOT currently hold a POST-accepted full time academy certificate, and who will need to attend an MPTC Police Academy in order to begin working as an officer need to go through the Entry Level process by clicking here:

UMPD Employment and Selection Process 

UMPD no longer utilizes a written exam for applicants to become a police officer. Click here to learn more about the application and selection process including minimum application requirements, employment benefits, and job responsibilities: Link

For any questions about working at UMPD or the application process, email the UMPD Recruitment and Retention Unit at:

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



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