Newton Police Department
Lateral Transfer

The Newton Police Department is currently accepting applications for two (2) Civil Service, full-time, lateral transfer positions. Applicants must have Civil Service status under Chapter 31 and be eligible for transfer and have completed a full-time MPTC police academy. All candidates seeking transfer to the Newton Police Department will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, oral interview, and medical and psychological examinations.

The City of Newton has a police force of 149 sworn officers and approximately 50 civilian employees. Newton has approximately 88,000 residents and covers over 18 square miles. The current salary for patrol officers is $52,249 - $68,756 plus full Quinn Bill and longevity for qualifying candidates as well as a generous benefits package.

Applications can be found at the following locations and will be accepted through January 1, 2020:

  • Newton Police Department, 1321 Washington Street, Newton, MA
  • Newton Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton MA    

The City of Newton is an EOE that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.