Dover - Certified Police Officer

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Department Dover Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Dover, MA

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Dover Police Department, MA Public Safety Jobs


The Dover Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Reserve Police Officer. The minimum qualifications are that the candidate must have:


  • Successfully completed the MPTC Basic/Reserve Academy;
  • Hold a minimum of an associate's degree;
  • No record of criminal convictions;
  • Valid MA driver’s License; and
  • First Responder/CPR Certification.

Preference will be given to candidates living within 15 miles of Dover Massachusetts.

Reserve officers in the town of Dover have regular assigned shifts (one weekend a month) and are eligible for details and extra shifts per policy. Current rate of pay is $20.66/hr. No benefits. When the town of Dover hires full time officers, they typically promote from the reserve officer ranks, so interest in a full time law enforcement career is desirable.


The Dover Police Department is a full service police staffed by sixteen full time police officers. They are trained, equipped and ready to handle any type of situation that may manifest itself. The officers do their utmost to prevent crime, educate the public and assist in the resolution of problems. In addition, they stand ready to investigate any of the few crimes that are committed and diligently work to identify those responsible for crime and prosecute them for the offenses. In addition to their singular duties, the department also operates the emergency communications center. They receive calls for a whole host of both emergency and non-emergency public services, including the fire department, ambulance/emt service and the animal control officer, and dispatch the necessary departments to deal with the request. The communications center and department is full staffed seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.


Dover Police Department, MA Public Safety Jobs

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