Berklee College - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Berklee College Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Deadline Dec 31, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Boston, MA
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The Berklee Police Department has set forth rigorous standards for becoming a police officer that are in keeping with those outlined by the MPTC, POSTC, and the Massachusetts Special State Police Requirements. We encourage those applicants that meet and exceed the minimum qualifications to apply, the following are required:


  • Applicant must be a United States citizen 
  • Applicant must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicant must have an active Massachusetts Driver’s License 
  • Applicant must have an active Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm (M.G.L.c.140, section 131) (Without restriction)
  • Entry Level Applicant must successfully pass the Human Resources Division (HRD) comprehensive medical exam
  • Entry Level Applicant must successfully pass the Human Resources Division (HRD) Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • Entry Level Applicant will be required to attend and complete a Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) certified basic police Recruit Officer Course
  • Applicant must be able to obtain and retain their POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certification; their Special State Police powers in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63; and their Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs powers
  • Applicant must be eligible for appointment as Special State Police Officer in accordance with M.G.L. ch.22 s. 63
  • Applicant will be required to successfully complete a period of “field training” and show their proficiency in the proper use of department issued firearms, equipment, and vehicles
  • Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation, a pre-employment psychological examination, and a pre-employment medical exam
  • As a condition of employment, the candidate will need to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 



The Berklee Police Department is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package. We offer a three-phase salary system for officers that are recruited and sent to an academy. The first phase is the salary earned during the academy itself, the second phase is the salary earned during the probationary first year, and the third phase is the salary earned going forward as an officer. Our department personnel currently receive an annual 2.5% salary adjustment. The salary is broken down below as follows:

  • Recruit Officer: $26.00 per hour
  • Probationary Police Officer: $28.50 per hour
  • Police Officer: $31.75 per hour



The Berklee Police Department will accept a score of 70% or higher as passing on the PES Entry Exam.



The Berklee Police Department hiring process is comprehensive, after completing the examination portion, the following is what a candidate can expect:

  1. Initial Oral Interview before a panel of department members
  2. Thorough Background Investigation
  3. Second Oral Interview before the Command Staff
  4. Comprehensive HRD Medical Exam
  5. Comprehensive PAT Exam
  6. Comprehensive Psychological Exam
  7. Pre-Academy Physical Fitness Exam (Cooper Standards)
  8. MPTC Recruit Officer Course at an MPTC/MPTC Authorized Academy 

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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