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 September 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

Satisfied Customers

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


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Exam Details


Exam Date: Saturday, September 2020 - Exact date to be determined.

Location: To Be Determined

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, the Wednesday prior to the exam, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.

Exam Confirm: A courtesy exam confirmation letter will be emailed once the registration period has ended.​ This is sent out as a courtesy reminder notice only. As such, you are responsible for knowing in advance all the exam details needed for Saturday's test!

Each Candidate is Required to:

Submit your completed online Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions no later than 9:00am, Friday before the exam 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

Bring to the exam your valid photo ID, and (2) No. 2 pencils. You may also bring a water.

Do NOT bring your cell phone or any other smart device with you to the exam. NO EXCEPTIONS! Anyone found with a smart device will be automatically disqualified from the testing process, and asked to leave.

We look forward to seeing you in September!


2 Smith Street, Suite No. 1, Arlington, MA 02476

©2020 by Police Exam Solutions, LLC