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NEXT TEST: May 15, 2018



NEXT TEST: May 15, 2018

APPLICATION DUE: May 8th, 2018 

Town of Swansea, population 15,901 is seeking candidates for the position of Reserve Police Officer. Applicants must be 18 years of age, minimum of 60 college credits required and/or two (2) years active military service and/or four (4) years National Guard Reserve service. Exemptions will be allowed for candidate’s enrolled fulltime in an accredited Criminal Justice Program.  Completion of the 60 credits will be required to be considered for fulltime employment.  Must be high school graduate or G.E.D. A valid driver's license is required. 

Applications, available on-line and must be returned to the Swansea Police Dept., 1700 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, MA 02777 no later than Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 4pm.

Duties and Responsibilities: the Reserve Officers may be assigned to work on scheduled Patrol shifts and to perform dispatching duties. Reserve Officers may also work assignments as authorized by the Chief of Police including working on special occasions such as parades, Halloween, and the Fourth of July. After field training and a break-in period, the Reserve Officer may be allowed to work police details. Reserve Officers will be evaluated by patrol officers and supervisors on a regular basis, and appointed annually. Reserve Officers who have completed all training requirements and regularly participate in work assignments, will be eligible to fill full-time police patrolman vacancies.

Your completed application MUST be returned to the Swansea Police Department no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  A check or money order in the amount of $30, made payable to the Swansea Police Department must accompany the application at this time.  Should the applicant not show up for the written exam there will be NO refunds


Successful candidates who have passed the written exam will move onto Phase II, the oral interview, on May 21, 2018.  Interviews will be held between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  You will be given a time for your interview.

Phase I            WRITTEN EXAMINATION               

Date: May 15, 2018                Time: 6:30 pm

              Location: Swansea Police Department 1700 GAR Hwy Swansea, MA 02777

                        You must provide a valid government issued photo ID


Phase II           ORAL INTERVIEW

                        Date: May 21, 2018                Time: You will be scheduled between 8am to 4pm

                        Location: Swansea Police Department 1700 GAR Hwy Swansea, MA 02777


Upon completion of the written examination and oral interview the top five candidates will be invited to move onto the background examination, medical examination and physical ability test.  The medical and physical ability test will be at the candidates expense. 


The remaining candidates will remain on an active list for 6 months and may be offered to enter the process should any of the top five withdraw or fail to proceed.





AA/EOE NOTE: Full-time sworn Police Officers may selected from the active Reserve list.