The Town of Manchester by-the Sea is bordered by Beverly, Gloucester, Hamilton and Wenham. The population is about 6,000, but can swell to over 12,000 during the summer months. Manchester by-the-Sea is a picturesque New England coastal community. Manchester has over nine miles of coastal shoreline and is home to Singing Beach.
The Manchester by-the Sea Police Department is an accredited police department comprised of 14 full-time sworn personnel and 15 part-time sworn personnel. The department is led by the Chief of Police. Under his command are (1) lieutenant, (3) sergeants, (8) patrol officers and (1) detective. We have (3) civilian dispatchers, (1) animal control officer and (1) executive assistant.
During this recruitment drive we are expecting to fill at least (1) full-time position with someone who has already attended and graduated from a MPTC Approved Full Time Academy.
The Manchester by-the Sea Police Department is a 24-hour, 7-day a week operating Department. Officers may be assigned to any of the duty shifts following a four days on two days off rotating schedule. This position is also subject to mandatory overtime under certain circumstances. Holiday and weekend work is required. This position would require the incumbent to respond during emergency conditions and as such, all officers may be called back for assignment.
A police officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include: patrolling; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance; and preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A police officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations, accidents, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests; performs search and seizure; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.
As of July 1, 2019, the current starting salary for a full-time academy trained step 1 patrol officer is $56,871.88. The salary for a step 3 patrol officer is $62,184.20 these figures do not include shift differential, EMT/Paramedic pay, or educational incentive.
REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER:
As of the date of appointment, applicants must have either:
- A high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education OR
- three years experience in the armed forces of the United States with last release or discharge under honorable conditions.
As of the posting of this notice, applicants must be at least 21 years of age on or before January 13, 2020.
Full-time MPTC approved Police Academy.
Manchester by-the-Sea PD requires all full-time police officers to be a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as a condition of employment. Those not currently EMT certified may request a waiver to be allowed up to one year to obtain certification.
A degree from an accredited college and proficiency with Microsoft Office is preferred.
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM
Candidates must pass both a medical examination and a psychological evaluation before appointment.
In accordance with MGL, Chapter 41, Section 101A, candidates hired are prohibited from smoking tobacco products at the time of and after appointment.
No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be appointed as a police officer. A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police services. Conditional offer of employment includes a comprehensive background check as part of the selection process.
A candidate may need to obtain a valid firearms permit to qualify to be a police officer in Massachusetts.
A candidate must have a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license before appointment.
RESUME & COVER LETTER:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Chief Todd J. Fitzgerald and submit it to Patrice Rotondo Executive Assistant for Public Safety no later than February 7, 2020 in person at the Police Station or by e-mail [email protected].