Welcome to the Rochester Police Department
The Rochester Police Department in conjunction with Police Exam Solutions is now accepting registrations for their newly announced Entrance Exam scheduled for In-Home Testing during the week of October 5 - October 9, 2020.
The Department employs 11 full-time officers, 5 part-time officers and a number of reserve officers serving a population of approximately 5,500 residents. The department will be holding an entrance exam to fill several part time openings over the next six months and full-time positions in the future.
Because of the small size of the department, officers handle many of their own cases from start to finish. This allows officers the opportunity to participate in investigations, write and serve warrants, and make arrests as a result of their own work.
Rochester police officers also have the opportunity to participate on a number of the departments specialized units such as bike patrol and ATV patrol as well as, being able to join the specialized units attached to the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC), such as the dive team, SWAT team, and search and rescue team.
Any questions are to be directed to Police Exam Solutions. Please do not call the police department directly, as it may disqualify you from being hired.
This is a great opportunity for you, or anyone you may know who is interested in policing, to participate in the entry level testing process and possibly earn a career in law enforcement.
We appreciate your interest in the Rochester Police Department, and look forward to seeing you in September!
"To consistently deliver the highest level of professional law enforcement services to our community, while assisting in preserving peace and preventing criminal activity through effective partnerships with the citizens we proudly serve."
"Dedicated to Community Service"
"Community Policing is defined as the proactive development of partnerships between the police and citizens that leads to effective delivery of policing services to neighborhood groups, schools, businesses and individual citizens in the community."
To attain our goals, which are necessary for us to successfully accomplish our mission, we must strive to embrace our values while delivering our services in conformance with our department's Community Policing philosophy. If we do so, we will achieve superior accomplishment of our responsibilities and recognition as being professionally effective within the community.
Quality Police Force
High Performance Team
Total Commitment to Community Policing
Respond to Calls for Service
Protect Life and Property
Prevent Unlawful Activities
Educate Citizens on Safety
Support Safe Community Activities
To be eligible to register for this exam, you must meet all of the requirements as stated below. Failure to do so may disqualify you from the process.
Be 21 years of age at the time of the exam.
Be a United States Citizen.
Be a non-smoker.
Have the ability to read and write English.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Agree to 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.
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 earned a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
Not have been convicted or found delinquent in Massachusetts or any other state or jurisdiction of any felony, or misdemeanor involving perjury or the making of a false statement.
Not have received less than an honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States, and
Not have used a different name in the past for the purpose of fraud, avoiding debt, or any other improper purpose.
IMPORTANT EXAM DETAILS
Exam Date: In-Home Testing to occur throughout multiple sessions during the week of October 5 through October 9, 2020.
Deadline for Registration: The deadline to register is 9am Wednesday, September 30th, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Each Candidate is Required to:
Submit your completed online PPI Component, including your Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions no later 5 days before your scheduled test session or you will be disqualified. Do not wait until the last minute. You will want to make sure you have no problem logging in to complete your submissions. If you wait until the the last minute, we may not have the necessary time to provide technical support, and
Police Exam Solutions is pleased to announce the Law-Enforcement Entry Level In-Home Testing series, to replace the in-person testing previously scheduled.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are faced with many challenges to provide in-person exams. Given the state safety guidelines, in-person gathering restrictions, and the ability to utilize schools safely, we are pleased to provide our clients and candidates with a safe alternative to in-person exams, namely In-Home Testing.
PES remains steadfast in our commitment to provide our clients with the most qualified pool of candidates, without sacrificing the safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients, and candidates.
After careful consideration, the Rochester Police Department has opted to participate in the In-Home Testing process, in lieu of an in-person exam.
We will no longer be offering an in-person test in September. The in-person exam has been replaced by a new In-Home testing procedure. Over the next few weeks, Police Exam Solutions will be in touch with you via email with instructions on how to proceed.
Your exam will occur in one of several sessions over a few days during the week of October 5 through October 9, 2020. As soon as the Rochester PD session dates are available, you will receive instructions and an invitation to book your exam.
In the upcoming weeks, you will receive detailed instructions on the process, requirements, and procedures necessary to participate. For your informational purposes, we have provided a few important at-a-glance highlights below.
There will be no additional cost to candidates.
You MUST meet minimum requirements for accepted hardware. On the date of your test, you will be required to have 2 devices:
A mobile smartphone or table, and
A desktop or laptop PC running Windows 7 or later.
Currently, the in-home testing is only available for Windows PC’s. The Testing Application is not compatible with Apple Macintosh’s or Google Chromebook’s. If you do not have access to a Windows PC, we suggest you borrow or rent one for the day of your exam.
The at home testing sessions are 2 hours and 30 minutes long. The entire exam must be completed in one session. We will be hosting a number of sessions across a few weekdays during the week of October 5 through October 9, 2020. Typically, we will be offering two sessions per day: one in the morning and another in the afternoon. You will receive an invitation to reserve the test date and time that best suits your schedule from the choices available. We do not offer additional make-up dates/times, nor are weekend sessions available.
At this time, we are not accepting score transfers from previous exam(s). If you want to be considered eligible for the Rochester PD recruitment process, you must participate in the on-line exam.
You must complete your PPI essay component 5 days before your scheduled exam. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you will be disqualified and NOT permitted to participate in the exam. We advise you complete this as soon as possible to avoid this situation. You can access your portal by visiting http://rochester.ppi-portal.com, and logging in with your email and password.
While we will continue to offer our clients a choice in in-person or in-home testing, the Rochester Police Department recognizes the need to provide the utmost safety and security to candidates, PD and PES staff, as well as the school personnel, and as such will be moving to the In-Home Testing option.
In closing, PES will be providing you with the instructions and detailed information necessary for your upcoming exam. You should expect to receive these emails by the end of September. We will also post the information to the homepage of our website. Since some ISP’s reject our email campaigns, it is your responsibility to stay in the know and checking our website frequently.