Hadley - Full-Time Police Officer

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Department Hadley Police Department
Job TitleFull-Time Police Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Hadley, MA

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Hadley Police Department, MA Public Safety Jobs



Members of the department enjoy a clean work environment, a worker friendly atmosphere, some of the newest equipment available, web/app based scheduling software and payroll tracking, and ample opportunity for training and advancement. Police Officers are provided the opportunity to join the United Public Service Employees Union and are encouraged to join.

Roles within the department include; Traffic Safety Officer, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Cruiser Maintenance Officer, Detective, Community Outreach Officer, Sexual Assault Investigator, Firearms Instructor, Department Training Coordinator, Drug Recognition Expert, K9 Handler.


Including but not limited to; patrol assigned area in a one or two officer radio car for general purposes of crime prevention and enforcement. Patrol includes: apprehending persons violating the law or wanted by the police; public assembly checks; building security checks; legal interrogation of suspicious adults and juveniles; conducting motor vehicle stops for infractions and issuing traffic citations; locating fires; reporting street light and traffic signals out of order street hazards and other safety problems; checks of schools, parks and playgrounds


Officers hired can expect a salary of $38,334 until July 1, 2019, then $41,017, and $44,304 effective July 1, 2020. This does not take in to account details, overtime, educational incentive, or shift differential.


The Department consists of 15 full-time Officers, including the Chief, Lieutenant, three Sergeants, two Detectives, and eight to ten reserve Officers. Shifts operate 24/7 with between two and four officers, and our Communications Center is staffed by at least one dispatcher at all times.

The Town of Hadley is 24.7 square miles with a resident base of approximately 5000+ permanent residents. The town is a unique mixture of agricultural and residential, with a large retail/commercial base along the six-mile stretch of Route 9 that connects Interstate 91 in Northampton to Amherst and UMass Amherst.

Route 9 is home to sprawling and booming retail centers such as the Hampshire Mall, Mountain Farms Mall, Campus Plaza, as well as major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Dicks Sporting Goods. There are seven major hotels, the Hampshire/Franklin Juvenile Court, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, five local bank branches, the Hadley Elementary School, Hopkins Academy, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion School, and The Hartsbrook School, and countless restaurants and other businesses providing professional services to Hadley and surrounding communities.

The Hadley Police Department responds to between 11,000 and 13,000 calls per year. In 2018, officers investigated close to 500 motor vehicle crashes, completed over 500 police reports, and approximately 300 arrests/summons.


  • Full-Time Police Academy
  • Massachusetts Driver’s License
  • Have or capable of obtaining Mass. Class “A” License to Carry Firearms
  • High School Diploma
  • Motivated and Hard Working
  • Able to Pass Background including Medical/Psychological Examination


  • Application and Resume Review Period
  • Panel Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Appointment/Hiring
  • Field Training



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