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Framingham Police Dept.
Written Exam: Oct. 1, 2022

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.


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

We have included the information and requirements necessary for your successful registration and participation in the Framingham PD's 2022 entry exam.

  1. You must meet the Minimum Requirements set forth by the Framingham PD to determine your eligibility,

  2. Complete your registration through the portal, and

  3. Stay up-to-date on exam announcements on the PES website at

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;

  • Must be free of any tattoos on the hands, neck, and/or face;

  • 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. Review the Physical Agility Testing Standards.

  • 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: Registration Ends at 9am Sept. 28, 2022.

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. You will be allotted 2.5 hours to complete your exam.


  • Exam Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

  • 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.

  • What to Bring: Your Valid Photo ID, (2) No. 2 pencils, and a bottled water, if you choose.

  • What NOT to Bring: Do NOT bring your cell phone and/or any smart device. This includes any device that has internet and/or camera capabilities. If you are found with a smart device, you will immediately be disqualified and asked to leave the testing site.

Score Transfers: We are not accepting score transfers for the FPD process. If you are interested in applying to the Framingham PD, you must register and sit for the in-person exam on October 1st.

Study Guide: At this time, we do not offer a study guide for your exam. The exam consists primarily of situational and scenario-based questions. There are questions to better determine a candidate's Non-Cognitive dimensions, as well as Cognitive traits. While there are many study guides on the market which can help you familiarize yourself with these question styles, we recommend our candidates 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,

  • Know what to bring and what not to bring,

  • Be on time! Check-in starts at 8:15am. Doors close promptly 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. You can access your score via your account on the portal.

Refunds and/or Exchanges: All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. 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

You will be directed to website to begin, and manage, your registration process. All exam related questions should be directed to

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.

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