Yarmouth - Full time Police Officer (lateral or non-academy)

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Job Overview

Department Yarmouth Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleFull time Police Officer (lateral or non-academy)
Salary$66,261.00 to $76,706.00 depending on education
Registration Fee$35.00
Location West Yarmouth, MA

Job Announcement




Starting salary $66,261.00 to $76,706.00 depending on education

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Yarmouth Police Department. Members of our department are professionals who proudly perform critical traditional and nontraditional law enforcement services on a daily basis for the citizens and visitors of the Town of Yarmouth.

Before Proceeding you must review all the supporting documentation located under the apply now button, to include: 


  • Education Incentive
  • 457 Deferred comp 
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid sick time
  • 4/2 schedule 


This process will proceed at a rapid pace.  There will be no rescheduling of events for any reason.  We look forward to interacting with you during our selection process. All communications and notifications will be done by e-mail through PoliceApp and you should check your account regularly.

To compete in this process you must apply. Applications can be submitted by clicking the APPLY NOW icon above. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday April 19, 2024. 

You are NOT eligible for employment with the Yarmouth Police Department if you have been convicted of a felony or if you have been dishonorably discharged from any military service.


You must also meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for a position with the Yarmouth Department.

  • Age:  Twenty-one (21) years of age at time of submission of the application 
  • Education:  You must be a high school graduate or possess a GED AND have a minimum of 60 College Credits or
  • Currently Serving Active Duty U.S. Armed Forces or
  • Honorable Discharge From U.S. Military Service Minimum 1 year of Duty or Full Time Police Academy Trained with 1 Year of Full Time job experience. Police Academy must be MPTC or equivalent.
  • License:  Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, applicants are required to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry Firearms.
  • Residency:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
  • Drug Testing:  Candidates shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirement and other factors: Candidates must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. Honesty and integrity are paramount to our profession. Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation before any offer of employment.



The selection process will include, at minimum, a detailed review of your application packet, and the successful completion of the Department’s selection process which includes but may not be limited to the following:

•         Complete application and submit resume
•         Oral  Interview(s)
•         Detailed Background Investigation
•         Chief’s Interview

Additionally, the demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills throughout the selection process is essential.

Yarmouth Police Department, MA Public Safety Jobs

 The Yarmouth Police Department is an Equal Opportunity

Please direct questions regarding this position to mbryant@yarmouth.ma.us

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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