Welcome to the
Sharon Police Department
ABOUT THE TOWN OF SHARON
The Town of Sharon, population 17,500 is a highly educated, residential area with a beautiful landscape. People move to Sharon for the school system and for its natural beauty. Sharon is located between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. We enjoy strong alliances with surrounding towns and often work together on large projects like the Marijuana Facility.
The Town of Sharon is home to 2 Mosques, many Temples, Churches and a
diverse population from many parts of the world. There is a large Asian, Russian,
Middle Eastern, and East Indian population.
ABOUT THE SHARON POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Sharon Police Department is made up of 31 full time Police Officers, several Special Police officers, and 6 civilian Dispatchers.
The Sharon Police Department is deeply committed to community involvement
and building trust between the department and the community. Our leadership is committed to training and meaningful evaluations, and we believe in service above self. We have a deep connection to our Fire Department and often train and work together to accomplish our goals.
If you love people and have a heart to serve, the Sharon Police Department may
be a wonderful fit. With strong community ties, we also believe a highly trained
work force ready to protect and serve using the best equipment and always
pushing to be better. Sharon is a special place to be a Police Officer and it is an
honor to be a part of this community.
We will be a dynamic organization devoted to improvement, excellence, the maintenance of community satisfaction and the principles of quality leadership. We will continually strive to be a progressive and forward thinking police department.
The personnel of the Sharon Police Department will maintain the highest standards of Professionalism, courtesy, integrity and work ethic while making Sharon a safe and desirable place to live and work.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of the Sharon Police Department to hire, recruit, train and promote employees without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and/or age.
All candidates for employment as sworn police officers must meet the following qualifications. By registering for this exam, you agree that you meet these minimum qualifications. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification for employment.
Must be a United States Citizen;
Be at least 21 years of age at the time of the written examination;
Be able to pass the written examination for Police Officer. Candidates who pass the exam may be considered for further processing based on education, Military Service, Paramedic or EMT certification, second language proficiency, Sharon resident, prior public service, or prior law enforcement experience;
Be a high school graduate or possess a General Equivalency Diploma. Preference may be given to those candidates that have a college degree, or be an active member of the military or honorably discharged;
Be a non-smoker;
Pass the background investigation. A thorough investigation of each candidate will be conducted. The investigation will include, at a minimum, the verification of a candidate's qualifying credentials, a criminal history records check, Registry of Motor Vehicles check, an employment history check, verification of at least (5) personal references, and interview with previous employers, coworkers, and current and past neighbors;
Not be a convicted felon, or have any equivalent convictions that would be a felony in Massachusetts. If the checks do not reveal any issues, a minimum of fifteen candidates will move to the second step in the process and participate in a preliminary review. Candidates selected for further consideration must submit a completed background investigation packet, sign an Authorization for Release of Information Form, and produce any required documentation;
Successfully pass a drug and alcohol screen;
Possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license;
Have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry a Firearm;
Have the ability to pass a physical exam and the Physical Abilities Test. The Municipal Police Training Counsel also administers a Cooper Test before each Academy. Sharon Police personnel will administer a pre test prior to offering conditional hire to any candidate. A physical examination will be conducted by a licensed physician. Prior to being accepted to a basic recruit academy, candidates must successfully complete the Physical Abilities Test (PAT), administered by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. The PAT consists of events that require candidates to perform simulations of activities that are a part of a police officer's job;
Be able to pass the psychological examination. All candidates who accept a conditional offer of employment will undergo a psychological evaluation. The evaluation will be conducted in two (2) phases; a written test/evaluation and a clinical evaluation. A licensed psychologist or psychiatrist will conduct the psychological screening;
Have the ability to pass the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Academy in order to achieve basic certification as a Police Officer. The probationary period for the student police officer is one (1) year following successful completion of a Municipal Police Training Committee certified Academy;
Have a strong character background;
Be expected to maintain a professional appearance; and
Be willing and able to meet the duties and obligations of a Sharon Police Officer.
Exam Day Details
IMPORTANT EXAM DAY DETAILS:
Exam Date: * NEW DATE * Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Location: Sharon Middle School, 75 Mountain Street, Sharon, MA
Check-In begins at 8:15am. Doors close promptly at 9:00am. No admittance after 9:00am.
Deadline for Registration: The deadline to register is midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 9th, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Exam Confirm: A courtesy exam confirmation letter will be emailed once the registration period has ended. This is sent out only as a courtesy reminder notice. As such, you are responsible for knowing in advance all the exam details needed for Saturday's test!
Each Candidate is Required to:
Submit your completed online Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions no later than 9:00am, Friday Sept. 11th, or you will be disqualified. Do not wait until the last minute. You will want to make sure you have no problem logging in to complete your submissions. If you wait until the the last minute, we may not have the necessary time to provide technical support, and
Bring to the exam your valid photo ID, and (2) No. 2 pencils. You may also bring a water.
Do NOT bring your cell phone or any other smart device with you to the exam. NO EXCEPTIONS! Anyone found with a smart device will be automatically disqualified from the testing process, and asked to leave.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 12th!