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 DETAILS:
ANNOUNCING: “IN-HOME TESTING”
EXAM DATE: A group of testing sessions will be available throughout the week of October 26 through October 30th. Morning and afternoon options will be offered.
Police Exam Solutions is pleased to announce the Law-Enforcement Entry Level In-Home Testing series, to replace the in-person testing previously scheduled.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are faced with many challenges to provide in-person exams. Given the state safety guidelines, in-person gathering restrictions, and the ability to utilize schools safely, we are pleased to provide our clients and candidates with a safe alternative to in-person exams, namely In-Home Testing.
PES remains steadfast in our commitment to provide our clients with the most qualified pool of candidates, without sacrificing the safety and well being of our staff, clients, and candidates.
After careful consideration, the Sharon Police Department has opted to participate in the In-Home Testing process, in lieu of an in-person exam. Around the second week of October, Police Exam Solutions will be in touch with you via email with instructions on how to proceed.
Your exam will be re-scheduled to occur in one of several sessions over a few days during the week of October 26 through October 30, 2020. As soon as the Sharon PD session dates are available, you will receive instructions and an invitation to book your exam.
In the upcoming weeks, you will receive detailed instructions on the process, requirements, and procedures necessary to participate. For your informational purposes, we have provided a few important at-a-glance highlights below.
There will be no additional cost to candidates.
You MUST meet minimum requirements for accepted hardware. On the date of your test, you will be required to have 2 devices:
A mobile smartphone or tablet, and
A desktop or laptop PC running Windows 7 or later.
Currently, the in-home testing is only available for Windows PC’s. The Testing Application is not compatible with Apple Macintosh’s or Google Chromebook’s. If you do not have access to a Windows PC, we suggest you borrow or rent one for the day of your exam.
The at home testing sessions are 2 hours and 30 minutes long. The entire exam must be completed in one session. We will be hosting a number of sessions across a few weekdays in October. Typically, we will be offering two sessions per day: one in the morning and another in the afternoon. You will receive an invitation to reserve the test date and time that best suits your schedule from the choices available. We do not offer additional make-up dates/times, nor are weekend sessions available.
At this time, we are not accepting score transfers from previous exam(s). If you want to be considered eligible for the Sharon PD recruitment process, you must participate in the on-line exam.
You must complete your PPI essay component 5 days before your scheduled exam. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you will be disqualified and NOT permitted to participate in the exam. We advise you complete this as soon as possible to avoid this situation. You can access your portal by visiting https://sharon.ppi-portal.com, and logging in with your email and password.
Police Exam Solution’s firmly believes this will become the new norm in the testing world. While we will continue to offer our clients a choice in in-person or in-home testing, the Sharon Police Department recognizes the need to provide the utmost safety and security to candidates, PD and PES staff, as well as the school personnel. PES’s commitment to offering the finest police exam(s) to candidates while furnishing the department with the largest eligible candidate pool, remains our number one priority.
PES will be providing you with the instructions and detailed information necessary for your upcoming exam. You should expect to receive these emails by the end of September/beginning of October. We will also post the information to the homepage of our website. Since some ISP’s reject our email campaigns, it is your responsibility to stay in the know and checking our website frequently.
Deadline for Registration: The deadline to register is midnight on Wednesday, October 21st, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Each Candidate is Required to:
As soon as your registration is successfully received, our system will automatically send out an email to you with a link to setup your online portal. You must access your portal for the first time through this link. Since some ISP's flag this email as spam/junk/trash, we advise you search all your mailbox folders for an email from admin.ppi-portal.com, in the event you can not locate your email. You must submit your completed PPI online Candidate Questionnaire and Essay Questions component five days prior to your scheduled exam date, or you will be disqualified. We suggest you do not wait until the last minute, as 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.
Thank you for your interest in the Sharon PD.