Welcome to the Foxborough Police Department

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Foxborough Police Department. The department consists of an outstanding group of men and women dedicated to the values of Courage, Honor, Commitment and to maintaining public safety for the residents, businesses, and visitors.

The Foxborough Police Department appreciates your interest in the Department and encourages you to consider working with them in the weeks, months, and years ahead. For more information about the Town of Foxborough and the Police

Department, click here.

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Our Mission:
To Protect & Serve

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Foxborough Police Department to make Foxborough a safe and secure community; to constantly reassess our role and responsibilities in the context of employee feedback, citizen feedback and national law enforcement standards; and to creatively contribute to the social wellbeing and quality of life for our residents, business owners and visitors.

Core Values

The Foxborough Police Department places great value on employees who possess

and demonstrate the following core values:

  • Integrity in our personal and professional lives

  • Professionalism in our words and deeds

  • Empathy toward our fellow citizens

  • Loyalty to our mission and the Massachusetts and United States Constitutions

  • Accountability

  • Intelligence

  • Bravery

  • Selflessness

The Town of Foxborough is an equal opportunity employer.  The Town of Foxborough does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


The Town of Foxborough accommodates the needs of all physically challenged or disabled people by all reasonable means in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

 

Salary & Benefits

The Foxborough PD seeks qualified candidates for the role of Police Officer. They are currently looking to establish a list of eligible candidates for hire. The Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package:

  • Effective July 1, 2022, the salary range for a police officer is $59,531 to a max of $78,671.

  • Opportunities for extra income through police details and overtime.

  • Educational incentive of an additional 10% for an Associate’s Degree, 20% for a Bachelor’s Degree, and 25% for a Master’s or Law Degree.

  • Annual accrued leave.

  • Health insurance, dental coverage, and a drug RX plan.

  • Option to purchase short-term and long-term disability insurance.

  • 12 paid holidays.

 

Exam Details

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates for employment as sworn police officers must meet the following qualifications. By registering for the Foxborough Police Department's entry exam, you agree that you meet these minimum qualifications. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification for employment.

  • Be a United States citizen (birth or naturalized), upon appointment to the Police Academy;

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a police officer;

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

  • Be able to pass the written examination for Police Officer, provided by Police Exam Solutions, LLC;

  • Must have an Associates Degree, or served in the United States Armed Forces;

  • Be a non-smoker;

  • Pass the background investigation;

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

  • Successfully pass a drug and alcohol screen;

  • Possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license, passport, or Military ID;

  • Have the ability to obtain a MA Class A License to Carry a Firearm;

  • Have the ability to pass a physical exam and the Physical Abilities Test;

  • Be able to pass the psychological examination;

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

  • Have a strong character background;

  • Must pass MA POST requirements;

  • Not be on the National Decertification or be a de-certified police officer in any state;

  • Must reside within 15 miles of the Town of Foxborough within 90 days of appointment. (Relocation expenses are not provided); and

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

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EXAM LOGISTICS

Exam Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Registration Deadline: Weds. June 15, 2022

Exam Location: Foxborough High School

Address: 120 South St., Foxborough, MA

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

Dress Code: Business Casual.

What You Need to Bring: (2) No. 2 pencils, your valid photo ID, and a water if you choose.

What NOT to Bring: Do NOT bring any smart devices in the building. Any device with a camera and/or internet connection is forbidden. You will be immediately disqualified if you are found with any smart device.

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IMPORTANT EXAM INFORMATION:

Thank you for your interest in the Foxborough Police Department's 2022 Entry Exam scheduled for: Saturday, June 18, 2022. Provided below is important information on your exam and the recruitment process.


PRE-REQUISITE TO WRITTEN EXAM: Part I - Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI):

The PPI is a pre-requisite to the written exam, and must be completed prior to the written exam in order to be eligible to sit for the test.

The first part of this component is the Candidate Insight Report (CIR), and the Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI). There are two sections in this process. The CIR and the PPI. You must complete both sections in order to successfully submit your PPI component.

  • ​The CIR will require you to complete a series of questions regarding your demographics, and your skills and qualifications for the job.

  • The PPI consists of 10 essay questions. Utilizing IBM Watson AI technology, the PPI is used to identify the top key personality traits possessed by candidates. The PPI report is not scored and/or ranked. It is designed to provide the department with personality insight for each candidate. A candidate will not be hired or eliminated from consideration for hire, based on this feedback. personality.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Upon your successful registration acceptance, the PPI portal will automatically email you a set of access instructions. Since this email will sometimes be 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. Have questions – call PES. Deadline for PPI Completion is 5pm on Weds, June 15, 2022. Failure to complete your PPI by the deadline will automatically be disqualified.


WRITTEN EXAM: Part II

The second part of the exam process is the written exam. You will be participating in a written exam specifically tailored for predicting candidate’s best qualified for a career in law enforcement. Your exam was developed to measure the key skills, abilities and other characteristics required for job success. Once the process begins and test administration is complete, you will have 2.5 hours to complete your exam.


STUDY GUIDE:

At this time, we do not offer a study guide for our exam. The exam consists of non-cognitive and cognitive questions. To ensure the best testing performance, we recommend our candidate’s follow these simple steps to exam success:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam,

  • Eat a nutritious breakfast before the exam,

  • Be Prepared! Have any/all your required materials ready for exam day,

  • Know what to bring and what not to bring,

  • Be on Time! Check-in starts at 8:15am. Doors close at 9:00am. NO admittance after 9:00am, and

  • Answer the test questions honestly.

SCORE REPORTING

PES will notify candidates via email when results are in. Typically, scores are released within (5) business days from the date of the exam. Score access instructions will be included in your “Results-Are-In” email. 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (PAT): Be Prepared!

The Police Officer Physical Ability Test is a demanding component of the testing process. The Foxborough PD will schedule their PAT based on department needs, however it is strongly suggested that you train to develop your strength and endurance in order to pass this section of the process. The Foxborough PD follows the MPTC Entry-Level Physical Standards established at the 30% Percentile Cooper Institute Norm. Below are the exercises you will be expected to perform and pass.

  • One minute push-up (see alternative for female candidates

  • One minute sit-up

  • 1.5 mile walk/run

  • 300 meter run

​For more detailed information, please refer to the MPTC Health and Wellness Fitness Preparation Guide.


FEE WAIVER APPLICATION:

PES offers a fee waiver application for candidates who are unable to pay the registration fee due to a financial hardship. To determine your eligibility for a fee waiver, and to apply, click here.


REFUNDS AND/OR EXCHANGES:

All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. PES does 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.

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QUESTIONS?:

PES is here to help! Police Exam Solutions is facilitating and hosting the FPD exam. To receive a timely response to your inquiries, we highly encourage you to submit your questions to info@policeexamsolutions.com, or by calling our office at 781.645.6005.

Do NOT contact the FPD, or you may be disqualified from the process.