Westport - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Westport Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Dec 4, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Westport, MA

Job Announcement

Westport Police Department, MA Public Safety Jobs



 December 7th  2020@ 4:30:00 pm Westport Police Department second date of or December 8th @ 4:30 pm.  ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS,  NO MASK, NO ENTRY  


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 4, 2020  @ 12:00 pm,  OR when the first fifteen (15) applications are received

The Town of Westport is currently seeking full time and reserve police officers.  The Police Department will be conducting a written exam on either December 7th or 8th 2020.  Applications must be completed on-line by 12 pm on Friday December 4, 2020.   The interview process will be conducted on either December 10th or 11th time to be determined.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Reserve Officers may be assigned to work on specialized Patrol shifts.  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.

Full Time Patrol Officers shall be responsible for the efficient performance of all duties in conformance will all regulations, polices, procedures and orders contained in the manuals of the department.


  • Applications will only be accepted to those who reside within a 25 mile radius of Westport, MA
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
  • 21 years of age or older at the time of the written examination,
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Class A license to carry a firearm
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate (preference will be given to those candidates that have a college degree, military experience or combination);
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Candidates may not have any felony convictions or equivalent convictions that would be a felony in Massachusetts
  • Have a strong character background
  • For those who have completed the Basic Full Time Academy and offered full time employment it is required that you live in town six months after swearing in date.
  • First time applicants only.  Must not have previously applied within the past 6 month.


The Westport Police Department welcomes you to apply for the position of police officer with the Town of Westport.  The recruitment process requires a potential candidate to successfully complete the entire battery of testing, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following steps:

Entry level selection test:

Interview Panel:

The interview panel will be held at a time to be determined based on the current staffing needs of the Westport Police Department.  Candidates that are invited to participate will be given advanced notice and further instructions at the necessary time.  No prior police experience is necessary to participate.   

Interview with the Chief of Police:

The Board of Selectmen are the appointing authority for the Town of Westport.  The Chief of Police will conduct interviews with selected candidates when an opening is ready to be filled and make recommendations to the Board.

Applications are only available on-line at www.PoliceApp.com/WestportMA 





Please direct questions regarding this position to sgtcambra@westport-ma.gov

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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