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The Worcester Police Department has provided the following answers to frequently asked questions to assist the public.
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.
Yes. The City of Worcester Human Resources department is responsible for hiring the civilian support staff.
Police, Fire and EMS dispatching is done by the Emergency Communications Department. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-1776.
Captain Roger Steele of the Community Impact Division is responsible for the Auxiliary Police Officers. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-8682.
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.
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.
None scheduled at this time. However, at no time do the Worcester Police auction marked/unmarked cruisers, seized vehicles or motorcycles.
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.
Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst is the WPD Public Information Officer. Questions can be directed to (508) 799-8611.
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.
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.
The State of Massachusetts no longer requires an FID card to possess pepper spray.