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Employment Opportunities
Civilian Positions
For information on civilian (non-sworn) positions in the Woburn Police Department contact the City of Woburn Human Resources Department at 781-932-4459 or on line at City of Woburn Human Resources Department.

Police Officer Positions
The city of Woburn Police Department is a Civil Service Police Department . Therefore, all persons interested in a position with the Department must apply through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD).

Entry level municipal police officer examinations are held every two years. This scheduled examination is a statewide open exam for all civil service police agencies. The next examination is scheduled for April 20, 2013.

Entry Level Police Officer Examination
  • Test Date: April 20, 2013
  • Application Deadline: March 18, 2013
  • Examination Fee: $100
  • There will be an additional $50 processing fee for applications received after this date.
  • Applications will not be accepted after April 1, 2013.

Examination Application Process


Duties, Responsibilities & Requisite Skills
A Police Officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance; and preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A police officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations, accidents, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests and performs search and seizure; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.

Education / Experience Requirements
As of the date of employment, applicants must have either:
  • A high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Three years experience in the armed forces of the United States with last release or discharge under honorable conditions.

Other Minimum Qualifications / Requirements

All candidates for appointment to the Woburn Police Department must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age as of April 30, 2013 to take the 2013 Exam.
  • Be a non-smoker at the time of and after appointment.
  • Pass a medical examination and a Physical Abilities Test. (View PAT Video)
  • Pass a psychological examination.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony at any time.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Have good moral character.
  • Be honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, if applicable.
  • Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and have a good driving record.

The City of Woburn Police Department is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.