Virtual Information Session for Residents Interested in Becoming Cambridge Police Officers



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Interested in becoming a Cambridge Police Officer and want to learn more about the process? In advance of the next police exam, which is scheduled to take place on June 12, 2021, the Cambridge Police will be holding a free virtual session for residents.

A virtual Information Session for interested applicants will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Residents can get more information on the application, hiring and selection process, timelines, and meet with officers to ask questions and learn more about policing in Cambridge. To pre-register and secure a virtual seat at the April 8th information session, please visit

The application deadline is April 20, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after May 4, 2021. The state holds a civil service exam every two years to become a police officer. The next exam will not be held until 2023.

To become a police officer, you need to first take a written test. You also need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 19 years of age on the date of the exam. You can take the written exam when you turn 19, but you won't be considered for a position until you turn 21.
  • You need to have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. You can also satisfy this requirement with three years of military service and an honorable discharge.
  • To claim residency preference, you must be a Cambridge resident (lived in the city) at least one year before the date of your exam.
  • You must meet minimum fitness requirements.

To learn more about becoming a Cambridge Police Officer, please visit or text the message JoinCPD to 72345.

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