Framingham Police Dept.
Written Exam: Aug 14, 2021

Position: Police Officer

The City of Framingham has contracted with Police Exam Solutions, LLC, to administer a written examination and provide the best recruitment and pre-screening tools available for recruiting qualified candidates. Candidates are required to meet the minimum qualifications in order to take the entrance exam.

The Framingham PD is committed to the recruitment and selection process necessary to attract high caliber candidates that is transparent, fundamentally fair and in compliance with the federal, state, and local law. The Department will strive to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and encourages minorities, women, and veterans to apply.


We highly encourage you to learn more about the community for which you're applying for the role of police officer. To gain further insight into the City of Framingham, and the Framingham Police Department, click here.

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The Exam Process  * * Following Instructions is the Key to Success! * * 

We have included the information and requirements necessary for your successful registration and exam participation (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD).  


Failure to meet these requirements will disqualify you from the process. Stay up-to-date on exam announcements on the PES website at www.policeexamsolutions.com

  1. You must download and thoroughly read the Registration and Exam Participation Document,

  2. Determine your eligibility to participate,

  3. Complete your registration through the www.policeapp.com portal,

  4. Complete on or before the deadline (5pm on August 10th), your PES Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI), through the pa.ppi-portal.com, (see detailed notes in the PES section below),

  5. Stay up-to-date on exam announcements on the PES website at www.policeexamsolutions.com.


Minimum Requirements:

In order to take the entrance exam, a police officer candidate must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (Birth or naturalization);

  • Be at least 19 years of age on or before the date of the exam;

  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D certificate;

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license;

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain an unrestricted Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm (LTC-A);

  • Not be a convicted felon, or have convictions from another jurisdiction that would be treated as a felony in the Commonwealth;

  • Not smoke and stay a non-smoker. Smoking of tobacco products is prohibited as outlined by G.L. c. 41 § 101A of the Massachusetts General Laws;

  • Be able to obtain CJIS certification; and

  • Meet all PES exam requirements necessary for your participation.


Additional Qualifications for Eligibility: 

  • The passing grade of 75% and above is required in the written examination.

  • The Selection Team will identify police officer candidates (using the highest test scores) who will proceed to the Physical Agility Test (PAT). The number of candidates moving to this stage will be determined by the Chief of Police depending on potential needs of the department.

  • Candidate must be 21 years of age to enter a police academy.

  • Police officer candidates who have passed both the entrance exam and the agility test will move forward in the process.

  • Candidate must pass background investigation.

PES: Written Exam: Part I - Deadline to complete your PES PPI Component is 5pm, August 10, 2021. The first part of the written examination is the Candidate Insight Report (CIR), and the Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI).  Further details are outlined in the Registration and Exam Participation Document


BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Upon your successful registration acceptance, the PPI portal will automatically email you a set of access instructions. Failure to complete this portion of the exam before the deadline will result  in your disqualification from the process.


Since this email will sometimes get intercepted by ISP firewalls, we advise you search all folders within your email box. The ‘from’ address is admin.ppi-portal.com. Your first-time access must be made through the link contained in the email. Should you have any issues, you must contact PES for assistance. To best assist you, it’s suggested you do not wait until the last minute.

PES: Written Exam: Part II- Registration Ends at 9am August 10, 2021. The second part of the exam process is the in-person written exam.

  • Exam Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021.  Further details are outlined in the Registration and Exam Participation Document.

  • Location:    Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School

  • Address:    750 Winter St., Framingham, MA

  • Check-In:  Begins at 8:15am. Doors close promptly at 9:00am.  No admittance after 9:00am, under any circumstances. 

  • Physical Agility Test (PAT). The number of candidates moving to this stage will be determined by the Chief of Police depending on potential needs of the department. Review the Physical Agility Testing Standards.

Refunds and/or Exchanges: All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. Policeapp.com and PES do not offer make-up exam sessions or returns for exam registration purchases. Your registration purchase is for that particular exam only and cannot be transferred to another exam.


Questions: Please direct questions regarding this position to info@policeexamsolutions.com

You will be directed to policeapp.com website to begin, and manage, your registration process. All exam related questions should be directed to info@policeexamsolutions.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Framingham Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The department does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.