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The Worcester Police Department has provided the following answers to frequently asked questions to assist the public.

Q:
How do I become a Worcester Police Officer?
 A:

The WPD is a Civil Service Department. You must score high enough on the Civil Service Exam to be considered. Exams for Worcester are every two years. The next exam is scheduled for April 25, 2015. Exams are scheduled by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division in Boston, 1-800-392-6178.

Interested candidates are required to apply online with the State Division of Human Resources (HRD). HRD does not accept paper applications anymore. Preference is given to veterans and to City of Worcester residents.

Q:
Can I work for the WPD without being a police officer?
 A:

Yes. The City of Worcester Human Resources department is responsible for hiring the civilian support staff.

Q:
How I do become a dispatcher?
 A:

Police, Fire and EMS dispatching is done by the Emergency Communications Department. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-1776.

Q:
How do I become an Auxiliary Police Officer?
 A:

Captain Roger Steele of the Community Impact Division is responsible for the Auxiliary Police Officers. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-8682.

Q:
Does the WPD offer internships?
 A:

Occasionally the WPD utilizes interns. The internship must be a requirement of a college or university degree program. Questions can be directed to Sergeant Donald Cummings (508) 799-8611.

Q:
When is the next Citizens' Academy?
 A:

None scheduled at this time. The Citizens' Academy is a group of Worcester citizens who are interested in learning more about how their police department operates and the policing challenges our city faces. Participants in each session commit to meeting for three hours one night per week, for ten weeks, to learn about each aspect of the department.

Q:
When is the next Police Auction?
 A:

None scheduled at this time. However, at no time do the Worcester Police auction marked/unmarked cruisers, seized vehicles or motorcycles.

Q:
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
 A:

Copies of completed arrest, accident/crash and incident reports can be obtained at the WPD Records Bureau. Additionally, copies of Accident/Crash Reports may be obtained online through our Online Payments page. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-8630.

Q:
Who handles media requests?
 A:

Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst is the WPD Public Information Officer. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-8611.

Q:
How do I obtain a license to carry a firearm?
 A:

Please view our Firearms LTC/FID page for information. Questions regarding obtaining a license to carry a firearm can be best answered by contacting the Worcester Police Department License Bureau at (508) 799-8650.

Q:
When is the next firearms safety course?
 A:

Upcoming Firearms Basic Safety Course dates can be found in the WPD Calendar. The cost for the residents of the City of Worcester is $20 and $35 for non residents (non-refundable). You must register prior to the course at the Worcester Police Department License Bureau. Hours for registration are 8:00 AM to 11:15 AM and 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM Monday-Friday. Additional questions can be directed to the License Bureau at (508) 799-8650.

Q:
What are the requirements for carrying pepper spray?
 A:

The State of Massachusetts no longer requires an FID card to possess pepper spray.

Q:
Which tow companies service the City of Worcester?
 A:

  • Belsito's - (508) 754-2300

  • Boulevard - (508) 755-2632

  • David's - (508) 753-5263

  • DiRenzo's - (508) 757-4494

  • Early's - (508) 753-1123

  • McFee's - (508) 753-9016

Q:
How do I get fingerprints done through the WPD?
 A:

You MUST provide your own fingerprint card. Service is provided Tuesday through Thursday ONLY, 9:00 AM to 11:30 Am.  There is a $20 fee (cash or check), which is to be paid at the Record's window.

Q:
How do I report an abandoned motor vehicle?
 A:

Please call (508) 799-1853.

Q:
How do I obtain a permit (sound/parade/work/animal)?
 A:

Permits and the appropriate forms are issued by the Detail Office. There is a $5 fee for all permits (except Work Permits, which are $10) and the fee must be paid at the Record's window prior to issuance. The Record's window is open Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Q:
Where do I get a blank Crash Operator Report Form (accident report)?
 A:

The Worcester Police Department no longer has copies to hand out. These forms must be printed through the RMV Website.

Q:
Where do I pay/appeal parking tickets?
 A:

Parking ticket appeals are handled through Parking Administration, City Hall Room 203, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  You may call (508) 799-1069 or File an Appeal Online.

Q:
Where do I pay speeding tickets?
 A:

Speeding ticket payments are handled through the Registry of Motor Vehicles, NOT the Worcester Police Department.

Q:
Who do I contact for domestic violence assistance?
 A:

Please call the WIN office number at (508) 799-8610.

Q:
How do I get a car seat installation safety check?
 A:

Please visit the MA Public Safety Website to locate your nearest Child Safety Seat Inspection Site.

Q:
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
 A:

Copies of police reports are issued through the Record's Window Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (closed Mondays and Fridays). The associated fees are as follows:

  • Incident Reports - $1 per page
  • Accident Reports - $5
  • Domestic Reports - No Charege (ONLY available to the VICTIM)
Q:
Can I file certain non-investigative reports?
 A:

Yes, please call the Record's office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, by calling (508) 799-8630.

Q:
What are the specific bail times?
 A:

Weekdays:

  • 12:00 AM
  • 4:30 AM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 6:30 PM

Weekends & Holidays:

  • 12:00 AM
  • 4:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 6:30 PM

Bail is to be paid via cash or Certified Bank Check ONLY.

Q:
How do I tow a vehicle off of my personal property?
 A:

Choose a tow company of your choice. Call the WPD to report the tow at (508) 799-8626. Please provide the plate number, VIN number, make, model and color of your vehicle, as well as the tow company who took the vehicle.

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