Police Officer

South Hadley, MA
South Hadley Police Department

The South Hadley Police Department is looking to hire qualified persons for the position of police officer. There are currently 3 vacancies in the South Hadley Police Department which will be filled from this recruitment effort.

Conditions, minimum qualifications, and requisite skills for employment as a South Hadley Police Officer

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must possess the physical ability to perform duties required of a police officer
  • Must be 21 by time of appointment
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be high school graduate or equivalent
  • Successful completion of two (2) oral board interviews and an interview with Chief of Police
  • Successful completion of a background investigation process, including criminal, personal, financial inquiries to determine suitability of the candidate
  • Successful completion of a medical examination
  • Successful completion of physical abilities test and Coopers Aerobics Test
  • Recommendation upon completion of a psychological evaluation
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be certifiable under the Massachusetts POST commission standards
  • Have an impeccable character background; and
  • Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a South Hadley Police Officer
  • Note: Any prior conviction for a felony or untruthfulness in this background investigation process are automatic disqualifiers for employment
  • Preference will be given to those candidates that have a college degree(s), military experience, reside in South Hadley or combination;