Franklin Police Dept.

Police Patrol Officer

POSITION: Police Patrol Officer - looking for Academy trained officers

SALARY RANGE: $55,539.64 to $69,890.08 annually, plus education incentive

POSTED: August 25, 2021

The Franklin Police Department is currently accepting applications for an academy trained officer.

Franklin is a vibrant city along Route 495 in Eastern Massachusetts, 28 miles south of Boston and 26 miles north of Providence. The Franklin Police Department has 53 uniformed officers including the Chief, Deputy Chief, 3 Lieutenants and 9 Sergeants. The Franklin Police Department offers a professional work environment and generous education incentive. We offer the 4 on 4 off (10 hour shift) schedule for patrol division personnel.

Candidates must be graduates of the Full-time Basic Massachusetts Police Training Committee (MPTC) Police Academy or equivalent. Please note, this must be the full-time academy and we will not be able to accept Intermittent/Reserve Academy. Applicants with 0-5 years of experience are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold an Associate's Degree or have an honorable discharge from the military (or have completed two years of military service and be in good standing) to be considered for employment. If a candidate is hired based on military experience, they must complete their Associate's Degree within 42 months of hire.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation and a medical and psychological exam.


  • Must be 21 years old at time of appointment,

  • Must not smoke or use tobacco products (MGL 41-101A),

  • Have no tattoos or scaration from the neck up,

  • Be a United States Citizen (birth or naturalized),

  • Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license (by date of appointment),

  • Must currently reside, or be willing to relocate, within 15 miles of the Town of Franklin within six months of appointment,

  • Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts Firearms License to Carry (LTC),

  • Have no felony record (MGL 41-96A), or have any equivalent conviction that would be a felony in Massachusetts, and

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of a police officer, including being will and available to perform said functions on weekends, holidays, and on an overtime basis or when staffing requires.


  • Thorough background check, including driving record check and CORI background check,

  • Physical Examination including a drug screen, and

  • Psychological Exam.

Interested candidates shall email the following documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format to

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Copy of diploma from the MPTC or equivalent Academy


If you are interested in enrolling in the Franklin PD's 2021 exam, please visit our  Upcoming Exams page to learn more.