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Welcome to the
Tyngsborough Police Department

Tyngsborough Police Department is a progressive, community-oriented police department consisting of 27 full time sworn officers, 2 reserve officers and 7 full time dispatchers that provides both traditional and non-traditional police service to a town of approximately 12,000 residents located in the Merrimack Valley.

The department enjoys an outstanding relationship with its community, and the men and women of the department take pride to keep Tyngsborough one of the most sought-after communities in the area to live in. To accomplish that mission, we must continue to attract the brightest, most qualified and most capable candidates to our ranks.

The Tyngsborough Police Department anticipates Full-Time and Reserve Officer positions to be hired off of this examination.

The Tyngsborough Police Department has competitive pay, educational incentives for college degrees and opportunities for advancement within the department.

It is the policy of the Tyngsborough 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.



BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EXAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. All candidates for employment as sworn police officers must meet the following qualifications. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification for employment.

  1. Must be 21 years of age at the time of the exam.

  2. Must be a non-Smoker pursuant to M.G.L. c41, s101A.

  3. Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. at time of exam. Preference may be given to applicants possessing a college degree, military experience, or a combination of both.

  4. Proof of U.S. citizenship is required.

  5. Must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, or obtain one prior to appointment.  

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

  7. Must not have ANY felony convictions.

  8. Must pass written entrance examination.

  9. Must pass a physical fitness test.

  10. Must complete a satisfactory background examination.

  11. Must complete a medical and psychological examination, provided by the Town of Tyngsborough.

  12. Must possess the ability to complete all the requirements established by the Massachusetts Municipal Training Council to be a certified police officer in Massachusetts.

  13. Satisfactory completion of Oral board interviews.



Tyngsborough PD exam moved to @Home Testing Process

EXAM DATE: Multiple exam sessions available during the week of November 16-20, 2020. 

Once the registration deadline is met on November 11th, and the number of participating candidates is confirmed, the exact Tyngsborough PD session dates will be determined. At this point, you will receive instructions and an invitation to book your desired exam session directly from our proctoring firm. This email will detail the instructions and hardware/software requirements necessary for your participation.

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 3 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 during November 16-20, 2020. 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.

  • Transfer of prior PES scores: We have worked to integrate this benefit across the @Home Testing process, and are pleased to offer this service to anyone with a 2019 PES exam score received during the period of 9.1.19-12.31.20, the opportunity to transfer your score, without participating in the Tyngsborough PD @Home Testing. Your score transfer must be completed once the result of your score is available, and/or before November 11th. Instructions for this process can be found here.

  • 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 to complete this as soon as possible to avoid this situation. You can access your portal by visiting, and logging in with your email and password. If you did not receive your email (automatically generated the second your registration and payment were successfully processed), please search your email box. The "from" address on the email is Your initial portal setup must be made from the link contained in this email. If you do not find your copy, please contact us at as soon as possible, so we are able to assist you and allowing plenty of time for your completion.

  • If you are called for an interview, you will be required to submit a resume and cover letter, complete a job application, as well as provide any college transcripts (copies are acceptable), and proof of honorable discharge from military.

DEADLINE for Registration:  The deadline to register is midnight on Wednesday, November 11th, or when the maximum number of participants has been reached, whichever comes first.

Tyngsborough PD 2020: Our Station
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