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If you have further questions, please contact the Danvers Police Department at 978-774-1213 ext. 113.
FAQs - Organization

- How can I become a Danvers Police officer?
To become a police officer in most Massachusetts jurisdictions, including Danvers, applicants must first apply at the Massachusetts Human Resources Division and take the standard Police Officer examination. The results of this exam produce an eligibility list, from which the Danvers Police Department appoints new officers. Eligibility is based on exam scores, Danvers residency, educational level, and veteran status.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, must have a valid Massachusetts license and a good driving record, must not have been convicted of a felony at any time, must be a United States Citizen, and must be able to pass a psychological test, a physical examination, and an extensive background investigation. His or her vision must be correctable to 20/20. If the applicant has previous military service, he or she must have an honorable discharge.

Selected recruits then attend a 16-18 week police academy sponsored by the Municipal Police Training Committee, followed by eight weeks of field training at the police department.

The Danvers Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage female and minority applicants.