Civil Service Hiring Process

Norton is a civil service community, which means that all candidates must take an Open Competitive Exam administered periodically by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Human Resources.~The score of that test determines the list from which we must hire. Candidates are then required to complete a(n):

  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Abilities Test

Selected candidates who have successfully completed all parts of the interview process are enrolled in a Police Academy for 24 weeks of training before they are assigned to on-the-job training during a one year probationary period.

Civil Service Laws require that we hire officers from the Civil Service List. Therefore, we encourage anyone interested in employment to go to the Massachusetts HRD website and register to take the next civil service exam.

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The Norton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer