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Police Officer

Concord, MA
Concord Police Department

The Town of Concord is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must have received certification from a full-time police officer training academy recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). Out-of-State applicants: contact MPTC for eligibility requirements (www.mass.gov/mptc). Position requires equivalent to 2 years of college; Bachelor’s degree in related field or public safety experience preferred. Must have ability to obtain & maintain MA License to Carry Firearms.

Applications must be received by August 2, 2019. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the community.

After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application.

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including criminal, motor vehicle and credit record checks, a physical exam, a drug screening, and a thorough background investigation. Costs for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.

Responsibilities:

• Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.
• Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.
• Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
• Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; enforce traffic rules and regulations and motor vehicle laws by issuing citations.
• Identify situations that are potential law enforcement or safety problems.
• Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
• Promote and preserve the peace.
• Respond to emergency situations and provide appropriate services as necessary.
• Pro-actively address issues identified by citizens and/or neighborhood organizations.
• Creatively solve problems related to improving quality of life in the community.
• Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring police attention.
• Properly maintain equipment and supplies.

Qualifications:

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Minimum of two years college coursework or relevant training in criminal justice or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience; Bachelor’s degree in related field or public safety-related experience preferred.
• Certified by the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Police Officer.
• Possession of valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.