Franklin Police Dept.


Police Officer Entry Exam

Exam Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Franklin Police Department is a fully accredited agency committed to providing the citizens of our community with the highest level of quality police services.  The dedicated men and women of this department strive to provide a safe, orderly place to live and work, where everyone can enjoy what Franklin has to offer.  In recognizing our responsibility to the community, we promote professional, ethical policing, and demand the highest levels of integrity from all of our employees.  By becoming partners with the community, we strive to meet the needs of all citizens, and to protect the rights of every individual.  The Police Department is committed to ensuring public safety through a combination of education and law enforcement efforts in partnership with the community. We highly recommend visiting the Franklin PD’s website at https://www.Franklin-ma.gov/Franklin-police-department to learn more about Town of Franklin and the police department.

The Franklin PD is actively seeking qualified candidates for the role of Police Officer. They have contracted with Police Exam Solutions, LLC, to facilitate their 2021 entry exam. To learn more about eligibility requirements and the exam details, see below.

Women, minorities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply. The Franklin Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Steps to your Exam Success

  • Determine your eligibility to participate,

  • Complete your registration application & payment,

  • Complete on or before the deadline (5pm on December 1st), your PES Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI), through the PES's pa.ppi-portal.com, (see detailed notes below),

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



Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years old on date of examination, and no older than 35 years old at the time of the exam,

  • Must not smoke or use tobacco products of any kind prior to or after appointment,

  • All candidates must not have any tattoos, body art, brands, or scarifications of any type that are visible above the shirt collar (face, neck, or head),

  • Hold an Associate’s Degree in an approved field of study, or two or more years of service in the active military with an honorable discharge,

  • Must be a United States Citizen,

  • Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license,

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

  • Must possess or qualify for a Massachusetts Firearms License to Carry (LTC) permit, class-A,

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

  • Must pass entrance examination,

  • Must successfully pass a medical, psychological, background examination, physical ability test (PAT), and physical fitness examination prior to appointment,

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

  • Have a strong character background, and

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


Exam Logistics, Deadlines & General Info.


  • ​Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Location: Franklin High School, Franklin, 218 Oak St., Franklin, MA

  • Check-in: Begins at 8:15am. Doors close at 9:00am. No entry after 9:00am

  • What to Bring: (2) No. 2 pencils, your valid photo ID, Face mask, & water

  • What NOT to Bring: No smart devices or cell phones. If you are found with any device, you will immediately be disqualified and asked to leave the testing site. No exceptions!


  • Exam Registration ends at 9am Weds., December 1, 2021

  • PPI & CIR must be completed by 5pm Weds., December 1, 2021. If you need assistance accessing or completing this portion, it is your responsibility to contact Police Exam Solutions, to ensure you meet this deadline.

EXAM STAGE I: PPI COMPONENT - The first part of the examination process is the Candidate Insight Report (CIR), and the Projected Personality Interpreter (PPI). While you are not scored on this component, completion of your PPI is a prerequisite to sitting for the written exam. 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. A candidate will not be hired or eliminated from consideration for hire, based on this feedback.

PPI NOTE: BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Upon your successful registration acceptance, the PPI portal will automatically email you a set of access instructions. Failure to complete the PPI component by the deadline, will result in an automatic disqualification. If you do not see your PPI invite in your 'In' box, search for the email from 'admin.ppi-portal.com'. If you are unable to locate your invite, contact PES directly to assist you with your account setup.

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THE PPI:  5pm, December 1, 2021.

EXAM STAGE II: WRITTEN EXAM - 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. You will be allotted 2.5 hours to complete your exam.

MAKE-UP EXAM: A remote @Home make-up exam has been scheduled for 2pm EST on December 6, 2021. This make-up exam is available only to qualifying Military candidates deployed during the in-person exam, or out-of-state candidates (excludes greater NE states). Supporting documentation must be provided to determine eligibility. Limited seats available. Contact info@policeexamsolutions.com, for additional information. Limited seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee availability.

FEE WAIVER: Applicants seeking a fee waiver must provide supporting documentation, along with the Fee Waiver Application. For a downloadable application, and review the accepted forms of qualification, please contact info@policeexamsolutions.com. Fee Waiver Applications must be received before 9am Monday, November 29, 2021.

SCORE TRANSFERS: The Franklin PD will accept score transfers. Only PES scores received during 2021 are eligible for transfer. To learn more about the transfer process, please visit https://www.policeexamsolutions.com/faq

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Masks/Face coverings are mandatory on exam day. We will continue to monitor the State's safety guidelines and restrictions. Additional measures may be taken to ensure the health and wellness of our candidates, PES staff, and the members of the FPD team. You will be notified of any additional safety protocols should there be further restrictions set forth by the Commonwealth.

REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES: No refunds or exchanges will be granted.

Upon clicking the "Register Today" button, you will be redirected to begin the registration process through the  policeapp.com's portal.