Join the Brookline police


Steps to Join Our Department

The application process to become a Brookline Police Officer is long, rigorous and competitive but very rewarding in the end. 
  • The first step to becoming a Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is signing up to take the civil service exam.
  • Upon taking and passing the Civil Service Exam you will be placed on an eligibility list and called in order of score
  • Successfully pass the Brookline Police Department Background Investigation including an Interview
  • Successfully pass the Brookline Police Department Medical Assessment 
  • Successfully pass the Brookline Police Department Psychological Examination
  • Successfully pass the Commonwealth of Massachusetts PAT

Massachusetts Civil Service Documents

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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.

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