Job Posting: Police Officer

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Police Officer *
Base Starting Salary : $25.02 hourly; Salary Range up to $27.91 hourly
and other benefits in accordance with the CBA incl .
Education Incentive, Shi Differenal, etc.
Application Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021
* This recruitment is only open to candidates who have either 1) successfully passed and received certification from a full-me police officer training academy or 2 ) are currently enrolled and attending the training academy as recognized by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). Out-of-state applicants must contact the MPTC at (781) 437-0300, www.mass.gov/mptc, to determine eligibility for cerfication.
DUTIES :
Police Officers must perform a wide range of law enforcement responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
● 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.
● Proactively 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 aenon.
● Properly maintain equipment and supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
● Certifiable by the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Police Officer.
● Equivalent to High School Equivalency; possess a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution in a related field and/or Four years of Honorable service in the Military in lieu of degree.
● Possession of valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
● Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.
● In accordance with Mass General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 96A, “No person who has been convicted of any felony shall be appointed as a police officer of a city, town or district.”
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Physical condition necessary to pass a medical exam relating to the essential functions of this position.
● Ability to use physical force in a lawful manner to restrain and apprehend suspects or to suppress violence.
● Ability to carry and use firearms when authorized in a safe and lawful manner.
● Ability to function effectively in dangerous situations where personal safety may be in jeopardy and where conditions are stressful.
● Ability to work for long hours during any part of a 24-hour day, including weekends and holidays.
● Good reading comprehension and writing skills; ability to prepare and read reports regarding different occurrences, disturbances, and accidents.
● Good verbal communication skills; ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in an effective manner.
● Good moral character as evidenced by a background investigation.
● Ability to speak a second language is helpful.
Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit cover leer, resume and required Application for Employment to [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021 . While the preferred method of application is through email or online, applications will also be accepted via drop off or mail to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.