Dates Announced for Next Police Exam and Application Deadline; Cambridge Police Department to Host Virtual Information Session on Dec. 13, 2021


Cambridge Police Information Session

The deadline to apply for the next Civil Service exam to become a Cambridge Police Officer has been announced. The written examination is scheduled to take place in March 2022. The deadline to apply for the exam is January 18, 2022. Late applications will be accepted until February 1, 2022. All interested Cambridge residents are encouraged to apply by visiting

In advance of the application deadline, the Cambridge Police will host the first of a series of virtual information sessions on Monday, December 13 at 7 p.m. During this session, residents can get more information on the application, hiring and selection process, learn about key timelines, and meet virtually with officers to ask questions and learn more about policing in Cambridge. To register for the December 13th session, please visit:

“Cambridge residents have a unique opportunity to join a nationally recognized 21st-century police department,” said City Manager Louis DePasquale. “A career with the Cambridge Police Department means you are joining a progressive team dedicated to making a genuine difference in the community. I strongly encourage anyone interested in public service to apply for the next police exam today.”

“Working at CPD represents an opportunity to serve a larger purpose,” said Acting Police Commissioner Christine Elow. “Residents can be part of a change in policing that will make the Department, the City of Cambridge and the profession better. We encourage all residents – especially those who may have never considered a career in policing—to highly consider attending our upcoming information session and applying today.”

A dedicated website that contains important dates, FAQs, a breakdown of the examination and selection processes, information on benefits and incentives, videos, training insights and more is available at Residents can also access the recruiting website by texting the message JoinCPD (note: no spaces) to 72345.

Residents should contact CPD’s Office of Planning Budget and Personnel at Personnel@CambridgePolice.Org with any questions or for further information.


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