May 21, 2024

Swansea Police Now Accepting Applications for Full-Time Police Officers


Swansea — Chief Marc Haslam is pleased to announce that the Swansea Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time police officer.

The Swansea Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time police officer. The individual should demonstrate good moral character and judgment, be able to handle high-pressure situations and demonstrate good problem-solving and leadership skills.

The starting pay is $67,650 per year, plus benefits.

Those interested should apply online here. Applications must be completed online by Friday, March 24. at 4 p.m.

A written exam will be held at the Swansea Police Department on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Upon passing the written examination, candidates will be required to complete a physical agility test (PAT). The PAT will consist of one-minute push-ups, one-minute sit-ups, a 1.5-mile walk/run and a 300-meter run. Successful candidates will then participate in an oral interview, medical examination, psychological examination and intensive background check.

• Applicants must be U.S. citizens
• 21 years of age or older at the time of the written examination
• Must have at least 60 college credits; and/or
• 2 years of active military service and/or
• 4 years of National Guard/Reserve Service while possessing GED or High School diploma
• Must be eligible to obtain a Class A license to carry a firearm
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Be able to obtain and maintain Massachusetts POST Commission Certification

For questions about the hiring process, please contact Lt. Patrick Mooney at 508-674-8464.
The Town of Swansea is an equal opportunity employer. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


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