Patrol Officer

Amherst Police Department - Amherst, Massachusetts

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$44,917.00 annual
Top Pay:
$61,054.00 annual

Job Description

May 15, 2019

The Amherst, Massachusetts Police Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Police Officer. Successful applicants must be 21 years of age on or before the application closing date of July 6, 2018 and must have successfully completed either:

  1. Sixty (60) college credits with a 2.0 G.P.A. from an accredited college or university, OR

  2. Two (2) years of full-time, active military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and possess a high school diploma/GED OR

  3. A full time (22 week) Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy Certification or be able to obtain a waiver for an out of state police certification from the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Committee, before being considered.

Current starting salary for an Amherst Police Officer is $44,917 (FY19). New hires who have a college degree in criminal justice or a similar discipline will receive additional educational incentive pay of: 10% for an associate’s degree, 20% for a bachelor’s degree and 25% for a master’s degree. Additional pay, benefits and community information can be accessed at

Amherst Police Officers must reside within 15 miles of the geographic limits of the Town of Amherst within 1 year of appointment.

Questions to Captain Ronald A. Young at

Desirable qualifications include: Higher education degree, bilingual, military veterans, current military, women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Amherst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in its workforce.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 or older
  • Education: College Degree or Military Service required
  • Experience: N/A

Contact Informaton

Amherst Police Department Massachusetts

Amherst Police Department
111 Main Street
Amherst, Massachusetts
phone: (413) 259-3275

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