Full-time Police Lateral Transfers

Somerville, MA
Full Time

Somerville Police Seeking Full-Time Lateral Transfers

The City of Somerville is currently accepting applications to hire full-time experienced civil service police officers who are dedicated, community-driven, and equity-focused through the lateral transfer process.  

The Somerville Police Department offers a comprehensive benefit package and includes:  

  • Base salary starts at $59, 210.49 plus 7% shift availability differential  
  • Hazard Duty Pay and Holiday Pay  
  • Additional education incentives
  • Generous leave package  
  • Strong health insurance options for Medical, Dental, Vision  
  • Competitive detail rates and overtime availability  

Candidates must have completed the MPTC-certified full-time police academy or equivalent and have at least one year of field experience. They must be currently employed as a full-time, civil service sworn police officer and maintain an active certification from the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards (POST) Commission. They are required to have a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license and license to carry (LTC). Additionally, they must reside at the time of application in a city or town within 25 miles of Somerville.  

Candidates seeking a transfer to the Somerville Police Department must submit a letter of interest and apply no later than Friday, May, 10, 2024.

Candidates must be eligible for transfer from their current department.    

All candidates seeking transfer will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical examination, and psychological examination. Civil Service age restrictions do not apply to lateral transfers within civil service.  

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or apomeroy@somervillema.gov.

Pre-Employment Requirements for All Employees:

  • MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance
  • Completition of Conflict-of-Interest Law Education training for municipal employees

Overview of Total Rewards:

  • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) union positions vary by contract
  • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) - 80% of premium costs paid by City
  • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
  • Vision care through Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Long term disability through Sun Life
  • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
  • Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending through Benefit Strategies
  • Deferred compensation plans through a choice of three vendors
  • Free, confidential services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
  • Annual cancer screening & wellness release
  • Somerville Retirement Pension System
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • MBTA pass program
  • FREE Blue Bikes membership
  • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville and not a binding contract.


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