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Welcome to the
Somerset Police Department

Thank you for your interest in the Somerset Police Department.  As the Chief of Police of the Town of Somerset, I take pride in the continued commitment of our officers to collaborate with the community, in not only the prevention and reduction of crime but in the formation of partnerships.  We are constantly focused on providing service to the citizens of our town. The Somerset Police Department values honesty, integrity, professionalism, and fairness.

The Somerset Police Department is looking to add at least 10 reserve officers from the 2019 newly established candidate list.  From this pool of candidates at least two will be made full-time. The recruitment process will begin once the eligible candidate list is furnished.  The Somerset Police Department will maintain the 2019 list for two years, at which point a new test will be administered.

If you would like to be part of a great team please consider registering for our exam.  We hope to see you on October 26th.


Chief George M. McNeil

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Minimum Qualifications

All candidates for employment as sworn police officers must meet the following qualifications. By registering for this exam, you agree that you meet these minimum qualifications. Failure to do may result in your disqualification for employment.


  • Be a United States Citizen;

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination;

  • Have obtained an associates degree or higher, or be an honorably discharged Veteran enrolled in a college Criminal Justice program;

  • Be a non-smoker;

  • Not be a convicted felon, or have any equivalent convictions that would be a felony in Massachusetts;

  • Submit to an in-depth background investigation;

  • Sign a consent form allowing the department to obtain records relating to your criminal, credit, employment, military, or financial history;

  • Be willing to perform shift work, including weekends, holidays and overtime on an emergency basis;

  • Possess a valid Massachusetts drivers license, or obtain one with six months of appointment;

  • Have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to carry a firearm;

  • Have the ability to physically and mentally perform the essential functions of a police officer consistent with the requirements of the Americans’ with Disabilities Act (ADA);

  • Have the ability to pass the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Academy in order to achieve basic certification as a Police Officer;

  • Have a strong character background; and

  • Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a Somerset Police Officer.

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Somerset PD Exam Details

Exam Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

UPDATE - NEW LOCATION: Somerset Middle School, 1141 Brayton Ave., Somerset, MA

Check-In begins at 8:15am.  Doors close promptly at 9:00am. No admittance after 9:00am.

Deadline for Registration:  The deadline to register is midnight on Wednesday, October 23rd, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.

Exam Confirmation: An exam confirmation letter will be emailed once the registration period has ended.​

Each Candidate is Required To:

  • Submit your completed online Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions no later than 9:00am the day before the exam or you will be disqualified, and

  • Bring to the exam your valid photo ID, (2) No. 2 pencils, your resume & cover letter, and proof of certifications and/or college transcripts, if applicable (photocopies are acceptable).  You may also bring a water.

  • NOTE TO TRANSFER CANDIDATES: If you are transferring your score from another exam you are responsible for mailing the required documents to Police Exam Solutions, LLC for receipt no later than Weds., Oct. 30th. NO EMAILED OR HAND DELIVERED DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Do NOT bring your cell phone or any other smart device with you to the exam.  Anyone found with a smart device will be automatically disqualified from the testing process, and asked to leave.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 26th!