Civil Service

Civil Service Opportunities


Civil Service is a merit system under which State and municipal employees may be hired and promoted. The Civil Service Unit within the Human Resources Division is responsible for overseeing the administration of this system for the Commonwealth.

For additional information, please visit the Commonwealth's Civil Service page.

2021 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the entry-level examination.

Application Period Begins: January 27, 2021

Application Deadline: April 20, 2021*

Notices to Appear for Written Exam: TBD; See the Next Step below.

Written Examination Beginning Date: June 12, 2021

Score Release Date: TBD

Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

Eligible List Established Date: TBD

Examination Processing Fee for ONLY Municipal Police and MBTA Transit Police: $100

Examination Processing Fee for ONLY State Trooper: $100

Examination Processing Fee for Municipal Police, Transit Police AND State Trooper: $150

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after May 4, 2021.

 Written Examination Location: Various sites across the Commonwealth
Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public

For additional information, please visit the Civil Service 2021 Municipal Police Officer Exam website. 

Find the Application for the 2021 Municipal Police Officer/ State Trooper Exam

Civil Service Exam Schedule 

Additional information on the 2021 Municipal Police Officer Exam can be found on the Civil Service website.