Hadley Police Department

Chief Michael Mason
Address 15 East Street
Hadley MA 01035
Phone (413) 584-0883
Website https://www.hadleyma.org/hadley-police-department


 

 

Mission Statement

The goal of the Hadley Police Department is to provide effective policing services and to maintain a safe and secure environment that will facilitate the quality of life our citizens have grown to expect. We will continually work to achieve and maintain the respect and cooperation of the community we serve.

  • The Town of Hadley Police Department is seeking a hard-working and motivated full-time police officer to join the ranks of our growing department. Officers applying should have already completed the full time MPTC Recruit Officer Class, or be in possession of an equivalent full-time certification capable of a permanent exemption from attending the MPTC Recruit Officer Class. Applicants must be high school graduates, possess a Massachusetts Driver’s License, as well as License to Carry Firearms.

    Officers hired can expect a salary of $39,291.20 until July 1, 2019, then $43,097.60, and $47,715.20 effective July 1, 2020. This does not take in to account details, overtime, educational incentive, or shift differential.

    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.

    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.

    Officers serve the department in a variety of roles and may have the opportunity to train as;

    • Traffic Safety Officer
    • School Resource Officer
    • Field Training Officer
    • Cruiser Maintenance Officer
    • Detective
    • Community Outreach Officer
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