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

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

​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 applying 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: Hiring process overview.

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].



585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.