Boston Police Department Job Application

The online Boston Police Department job application is available via the organization’s careers page. Follow the links posted on this page (near the top of the page/in the instructional guide) to go to the BPD’s employment page. When you open the organization’s employment portal you will be able to search for current job openings, register for an online account, and fill out/submit applications for any job openings that you want to apply for.

  • About the BPD: The Boston Police Department is the oldest police department in the United States. It was formed in 1838 and employs more than 2,500 people. The Boston Police Department is the third largest law enforcement agency in New England.

Apply Online

Step 1 – The first step to finding a job with the BPD is to go to the employment site for the State of Massachusetts. Click on this link to open the page in another browser window/tab.

Step 2 – Once you have the page opened, scroll down and then press the link that’s outlined in red in the below screenshot (“Start Your Career”).

Step 3 – In the keyword input field enter “police” or “Boston police department.” Press the search icon to the right of the input fields to load the list of current openings.

Step 4 – Filter the list of results by using the options on the left side of the page. Results can be filtered by location, category, date posted, etc.

Step 5 – Click the link of the specific position that you want to submit an application for to go to the next part of the process.

Step 6 – Read the job description page/section and then follow the directions on the page to complete the online application process.

  • Note: If you want to become a police officer you must complete the state’s civil service exam.