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PRESS RELEASE - Downing Announces Application Period for Municipal Police, Transit Police and Trooper Entry-Level Exam
January 20, 2009

BOSTON – State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) announces today that the Commonwealth’s Human Resources Division will hold an Entry-Level Examination for the positions of Police Officer (Cities and Towns), Transit Police Officer (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) and Trooper (Massachusetts Department of State Police) on Saturday, April 25, 2009.


This examination is being held to establish an eligibility list from which to fill Police Officer vacancies in civil service cities & towns and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and in non-civil service Trooper positions in the Massachusetts State Police Department. The eligibility list may also be used to fill police officer vacancies in non-civil service jurisdictions.


The examination-processing fee is $100 for applications received or postmarked by midnight March 18, 2009.  The fee for applications filed after that date is $150.  Applications will not be accepted after April 1, 2009.  A fee waiver may be granted to applicants receiving state or federal public assistance, unemployment insurance or workers’ compensation. Applicants interested in a fee waiver must file a paper application and cannot apply online.


Applications and information about eligibility requirements, application fees and the exam process are available in Downing’s office or the Human Resources Division, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.  Interested parties may also call the Examination Hot-Line at (617) 878-9895 or toll-free at 1-800-392-6178.   Applicants can also apply online at





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