Cambridge Police to Host Virtual Information Session for Residents Interested in Joining Department on April 8; Exam Prep Session on April 10

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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 two free virtual sessions 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
https://camb.ma/policeexaminfo.

In addition to the information session, the Cambridge Police Department will host a free online Exam Prep Session on Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m.
Residents will learn about how to prepare for the entrance examination. They will also receive free materials from the seminar to aid in studying. To pre-register and secure a virtual seat for the April 10th exam prep session, please visit http://camb.ma/policeexamprep.

Residents can also e-mail personnel@cambridgepolice.org to sign up for either session.

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 www.cambridgepolice.org/joinCPD or text the message JoinCPD to 72345.


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