The City of Worcester is proud to be a city with a well educated and diverse work force. With the City of Worcester employees enjoy paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays and group health insurance. Full Time, Part Time as well as Paid and Non-Paid Internship positions are offered.
Interested candidates seeking employment in the Worcester Police Department are required to apply online through the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance Civil Service page.
Next Scheduled Exam: WPD Recruitment Flyer
Contact Information: 1-800-392-6178
The City of Worcester Human Resources Department offers Civil Service open examinations as the service need may require. Promotional exams are ONLY for current employees of the City of Worcester. Civil Service promotional examinations will be offered according to the departments' requests.
Yes. The City of Worcester Human Resources department is responsible for hiring the civilian support staff.
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. 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.
Police, Fire and EMS dispatching is done by the Emergency Communications Department. Questions can be directed to 508-799-1776.
Lt. Miguel Lopez provides information about the Civil Service Exam and hiring process for the Worcester Police Department at a workshop at Worcester State University.