The Town of Adams is seeking qualified individuals to fill a Patrol Officer position within the Adams Police Department. This position performs general police work in the maintenance of law and order under the supervision of superior officers, rules and regulations.

Duties include the protection of life and property and the prevention and suppression of crime through the enforcement of pertinent laws and ordinances under strict confidentiality. Provides traffic enforcement, performs arrests when appropriate, patrols by foot or in a patrol car, investigates unusual conditions and crimes and provides reports orally and in writing. Must be able to operate automobiles, firearms, hand tools, and various office equipment. Frequent exposure to circumstances having the potential to endanger the public and personal safety.

Requirements include high school graduation or equivalent; Associate’s Degree in criminal justice and a lateral transfer preferred. Must fulfill requirements of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, be certified from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Officer Academy or ability to obtain exemption. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to enforce the law impartially and to make sound judgments under stressful situations; ability to deal with the general public in a diplomatic and effective manner; ability to become thoroughly familiar with pertinent laws and local ordinances. Must have skills in the use of a firearm and in the application of first aid procedures.

Candidates must be in possession of a valid Class D motor vehicle operator’s license and a valid License to Carry Firearms (LTC).

Application available on Town’s website at or from the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220, M-Th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Applications should be submitted via postal mail, or email to and received by 5:00 PM on September 14, 2020, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EEO