Job Posting - Police Officer

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OPEN: April 13, 2018   CLOSES: April 27, 2018

The Town of Harvard Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill two full-time police officer positions. Harvard is a town in Worcester County, located 25 miles west-northwest of Boston along Route 2 and 495 with a population of approximately 6,500 residents.  Our ideal candidate is a motivated, results driven individual who is committed to problem solving and community engagement.

Minimum Requirements: Full-Time Police Academy (MPTC or equivalent). Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; or related field, and full-time experience will be given preference. (Please note: Bachelors Requirement has been waived for this posting).

Salary range: Min. $46,280 – Max. $60,278, plus differential and education incentive. Differential is $3,120 Evenings and $3,744 Midnights. New candidates will receive a 5% education incentive for a Bachelor’s Degree or a 10% incentive for a Master’s Degree. Any candidate who is currently receiving Quinn Bill benefits, and was Quinn eligible prior to 2009, will continue to receive Quinn Bill benefits.

Other benefits include a 4/2 schedule, 75/25 Health Coverage, paid holidays, longevity pay, sick-time buyback, detective stipend, and uniform allowance. We offer a number of opportunities such as participation in CEMLEC specialized units, ample paid training, overtime pay and details.

Candidates will need to complete and pass all phases of the selection process including interviews, extensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations.  Termination from a sworn law enforcement position or resignation in lieu of termination are automatic disqualifiers for these positions. 

Due to the anticipated large number of applications, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.

 A resume and cover letter should be submitted electronically by e-mail only to Chief Edward D. Denmark at  Any further questions can be sent to Sergeant James D. Babu at