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Police Exam Information

The Town of Brookline hires police officers and firefighters through the Massachusetts Civil Service System, administered by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. The Town of Brookline uses the residency preference system for police officer and firefighter positions, giving preference to candidates who reside in Brookline for 1 year prior to the date of the civil service exam. Please see our recruitment page for more information.

This process, exam schedules, and other information is available at the HRD website. View the State Civil Service Unit and exam information.

Brookline Human Resources Department

All Police jobs are advertised by the Brookline Human Resources Department. Follow the link to learn more.

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Check Human Resources for volunteer opportunities.

Check out volunteer opportunities with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Brookline recognizes and values diversity as a vital characteristic of the town. Brookline celebrates the diversity of the community it serves and the individuals it employs, embracing the differences in race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, and military background.