The Danvers Police Department has released the 2014 Annual Report, including the results from our most recent Community Survey. Thank you for all who contributed to our survey.
On April 11th 2015, The Danvers Police, in collaboration with The Danvers Kiwanis Club, held a car seat safety check-up event at the Thorpe Elementary School in Danvers. The event was a huge success thanks to the hard work of Kiwanis Club volunteers and the Certified Passenger Safety Technicians that traveled from across the state, and even New Hampshire, to help install seats. The event drew people from as far as Arlington who waited in line for upwards of an hour to have their seats checked. In total, 11 CPST’s assisted parents and care-givers to safely and properly install 53 child safety seats. Our technicians found that of those 53 seats, 7 were expired and 20 were being used improperly. New car seats were provided to those families in need of a replacement either due to expiration or being out-grown. A total of 17 seats were given out at the event – 14 of which were donated by the Danvers Kiwanis Club and 3 of which were part of a grant from the Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD). Thank you to all who attended the event and helped to make it a great success and for taking the time to make sure that your children are riding safe!! For more upcoming child seat check-up events and fitting stations near you, visit www.mass.gov/childsafetyseats
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Please take ten minutes to watch AT&T’s documentary, “It Can Wait” to see true stories of people’s lives who have been affected by texting and driving. Danvers Police Department will be conducting heightened enforcement throughout the month.
April 3, 2015 – Chief Neil F. Ouellette is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Monday, April 13, 2015, to begin examining various aspects of the Danvers Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state Accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional standards.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Neil F. Ouellette or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Lt. Jamie Lovell at 978-774-1212.
The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission will be offering a municipal and MBTA transit police exam on April 25. 2015. Application deadline is March 13, 2015. An additional late registration fee will be added to anyone registering between March 13 and March 26. No applications will be accepted after March 26. Danvers Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Click here to register http://agency.governmentjobs.com/massachusetts/default.cfm
Information from Massachusetts Civil Service:
|This examination is being held to establish an eligible list from which to fill Police Officer vacancies in civil service municipalities and MBTA Transit Police. This eligible list may also be used to fill Police Officer vacancies in non-civil service jurisdictions. Applicants will have the option to have their exam results apply to: 1.) both municipal and MBTA eligible lists; or 2.) the municipal eligible list only.
Candidates must take and pass this examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Notices To Appear including time and location of examination will be issued to applicants after the close of the application period.
Note: Although the online application system allows applicants to elect to receive notification by email or regular mail, please be advised that Human Resource Division utilizes only email for all notices to candidates.
|EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:|
|Duties: A Police Officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance; and preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A Police Officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations, accidents, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents; carries out crime scene duties; makes arrests and performs searches and seizures; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants. For a more detailed listing of duties, see the essential functions of a Massachusetts Police Officer, available on our website.Written Examination: The written examination consists of three subtests: the Written Ability Test (WAT), the Life Experience Survey (LES), and the Work Styles Questionnaire (WSQ). The WAT is administered to measure cognitive abilities that have been identified as essential to performing the duties of a Police Officer. The WAT includes areas of verbal expression, verbal comprehension, problem sensitivity, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, and information ordering. The LES consists of a series of multiple-choice questions related to candidates’ past history and experience of potential relevance to successful performance of entry-level Police Officer. The WSQ is designed to assess certain motivational, value-related and attitudinal characteristics that are of potential relevance to successful performance of entry-level Police Officer. A Police Officer Written Exam Orientation and Preparation Guide, which describes the written examination in more detail, is available on our website.|
|ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS1. Education/Experience Requirement: As of the date of appointment, candidates must have either:· a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education OR
· three years of experience in the armed forces of the United States with last release or discharge under honorable conditions.
2. Age Requirement: As of the posting of this notice, candidates must be at least 21 years of age on or before April 25, 2015, for all civil service Police Officer jurisdictions as stated in MGL Chapter 31, Section 58. An exception may apply to current military personnel serving on active duty on the date of examination and requesting a military makeup. It is your responsibility to review any additional age requirements for the Police Departments covered by Civil Service. Please be advised that the list of communities is subject to change and inquiries about status changes should be directed to the municipalities in question.
APPLICATION: All applications must be received by the application deadline, and accompanied by an examination fee. You will receive two confirmation emails when you have completed the process: one email confirming your application has been received, and one email confirming your payment has been received. Your application is not complete until you have received both confirmation emails. If you have not submitted payment of the examination fee on or before March 26, 2015, your application will not be accepted.
FEE WAIVER: The examination fee may be waived for candidates receiving certain state or federal public assistance, or unemployment insurance. Fee Waiver Forms are available at the Applicant Forms section of our website (Fee Waiver Form). This Form should be completed and supporting documentation must be scanned and attached to this application All Fee Waiver forms must be submitted on or before March 13, 2015.
TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you need special accommodations due to a documented impairment, you must submit a letter of support from a qualified professional detailing what type of accommodation you require at the exam site, and such letter must be scanned and attached to this application. Without such a letter, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant your accommodation. This information is requested only to provide reasonable accommodation for exams, and will not be used for any other purposes.
SPANISH-SPEAKING CANDIDATES: You may take the written examination in the Spanish language. If you do, you must take and pass a separate written examination that tests your ability to read and understand English. This English Comprehension written examination will be administered on May 8, 2015. If you wish to take the written examination in the Spanish language, you must submit a separate letter requesting this along with your application and examination fee or Fee Waiver Form by the deadline above. A separate confirmation will be sent to candidates approved to take the May 8, 2015, English Comprehension written examination. If you pass the English Comprehension examination, you will be scheduled to take the Police Officer written examination in the Spanish language on a date to be determined. If you fail the English Comprehension examination, you will not be eligible to take the Police Officer written examination.
Candidates can submit a claim for the following preferences prior to the examination date, during the application period. Preferences are only available to individuals who receive a passing score on the examination, and cannot be applied to a failing examination score.
Preference For The Children Of Certain Police Officers/Firefighters: The son or daughter of a Firefighter or Police Officer employed in Massachusetts who was killed or died of injuries received in the performance of duty, or who was permanently disabled as a result of injuries received in the performance of duty, is entitled to certification preference under the provisions of Chapter 402 of the Acts of 1985. If you believe you are eligible for this preference, you must claim this credit by completing the applicable section of the application.
Residency Preference: If residency preference is requested by an appointing authority, candidates who have resided in that municipality for the entire twelve-month period immediately preceding the date of the original written examination (April 25, 2014 through April 25, 2015) are entitled to be placed on the eligible list for that community ahead of any non-residents. Candidates who have had a break in residence or have moved from one community to another within the twelve-month period preceding the date of the examination will not be entitled to claim residency preference in any community. If you believe you are eligible for this preference, you must claim this credit by completing the applicable section of the application. Please note that residency preference claims are made under the penalties of perjury. Verification of residency will be made by the appointing authority
Racial/Ethnic Preference: Due to a federal consent decree, African-American (Black) and Hispanic candidates are given certification preference in a number of communities, whether or not they are residents of those communities. It is your responsibility to review the Police Departments covered under a consent decree on our website. Please be advised that the list of communities is subject to change and inquiries about status changes should be directed to the communities in question. The definition of Hispanic, for the purposes of the decree, includes any person born in a Spanish-speaking country or any person who grew up in a household in which the predominant language spoken was Spanish.
DISABLED VETERAN STATUS: Click on this link for further information- Disabled Veteran’s Preference Eligibility.
During the HRD review process or during the life of the applicable eligible list(s), applicants must make original supporting documentation available should the issue of authenticity arise with any submitted document copies.
CURRENT MILITARY PERSONNEL: All military personnel who, in connection with current service, have military orders that indicate their unavailability due to military service on the examination date, must file an application and examination fee during the application period and request a makeup examination in writing, with a copy of your military orders attached. Please include in your request your e-mail address, daytime base phone number and/or name and phone number of a friend or family member with whom you have regular contact and entrust with your personal communication. Requests filed after the application period (January 9, 2015 through March 26, 2015) must be accompanied by a DD214 showing discharge within six months of the request and dates of active service that include the entire application period. Visit our website for more information: Military Information
NO MAKE-UP EXAMINATION: With the exception of current military personnel as described above, no candidate has a right to a make-up examination due to personal or professional conflicts on the testing date. Candidates are advised to consider this BEFORE applying for the examination. If you file an exam application by the application deadline, but are unable to appear for the exam on the examination date due to an emergency or unanticipated hardship, you may request a make-up examination by filing a written request with verifiable documentation to HRD no later than 7 calendar days from the original written examination date. HRD reserves the right to approve or deny your request. HRD may require an additional processing fee upon approval of your request.
NOTICE TO APPEAR: Notices to Appear including time and location of exam will be emailed to applicants after the close of the application period, and prior to the examination date.
IDENTIFICATION AT THE EXAMINATION SITE: At the examination site, applicants must present current and valid photo identification with signature (e.g., driver’s license, passport, military ID).
UPDATING INFORMATION: Candidates are responsible for maintaining accurate contact information. Failure to keep your records up-to-date may jeopardize opportunities for employment. For information on how to update your information, click on Update my Information.
REFUNDS: There will be NO REFUND of the examination processing fee unless the examination is cancelled by HRD.
PRIVATE SCHOOL OR SERVICE: HRD does not recommend or endorse any private school, service, or publisher offering preparation and/or publications for examinations and is not responsible for their advertising claims.
Candidates who pass the written examination and receive a conditional offer of employment from an appointing authority must take and pass the Medical and Physical Abilities Test prior to appointment. Questions about qualifications listed below should be directed to the appointing authority in question.
Medical Exam: Candidates must pass the medical examination before participating in the PAT. The Medical and Physical Fitness Standards are available for review on our website. Candidates may be required to pass a psychological evaluation before appointment.
Physical Abilities Test (PAT): All candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must pass the PAT. The PAT is a test of the candidate’s aerobic capacity and physical capability to perform various tasks required on the job. A separate fee (currently $150) is charged for the administration of the PAT. The PAT Training Guide is available on our website.
Academy Training: All candidates appointed as full-time Police Officers as a result of this examination will be required to successfully complete police academy training per M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 96B. For more information visit the Municipal Police Training Committee website.
Character: A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police services. Most appointing authorities include a comprehensive background check as part of the selection process.
Firearms Permit: A candidate may need to obtain a valid firearms permit to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer in Massachusetts.
Driver’s License: A candidate may need a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license before appointment.
SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION FOR BILINGUAL POLICE OFFICERS: If an appointing authority requires that a Police Officer be fluent in a second language (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, etc.), the appointing authority may request that competition for that vacancy be limited to persons who have such skills. You will have the opportunity on your application to indicate the foreign language(s) in which you are fluent. You will need to prove your language fluency prior to the time of appointment.
|Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Once your application is successfully submitted, you will see a “click to pay” button at the bottom left of the screen.
For more information about this and other civil service examinations, see www.mass.gov/civilservice or email the Civil Service Unit at email@example.com