Police Officer Civil Service Transfer 2022

South Hadley Police Department
Police Officer Civil Service Lateral Transfer
Posting Date: May 1, 2022                      Closing Date: Until Filled

South Hadley Police is accepting applications for Police Officers through a Civil Service Lateral Transfer.   The South Hadley Police Department has a staffing of 29 full time dedicated officers that are committed to serving and protecting our community.  

Candidates for the position should have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, valid Massachusetts Class A LTC, and must be permanent Massachusetts Civil Service Police Officers eligible for transfer subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 31 § 35.  Applicants will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation along with a physical and psychological examinations.  Candidates must have the highest integrity, commitment to community, and be able to problem solve complex community issues.    

The South Hadley Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, personal days, sick time, overtime and education incentives.  Persons applying who were hired under civil service prior to July 1, 2009 and are receiving the “Quinn Bill” will continue to receive the educational benefit.  The South Hadley Police Department also offers an educational stipend (qualified degrees, $2000/Associate & $6000/Bachelor) for those candidates hired after July 1, 2009. 

Applicants for this Civil Service Lateral Transfer must apply online at www.southhadley.org/jobs.   Please upload a cover letter and resume when completing the online application. 

The Labor Agreement for South Hadley Police Officers MassCop Local 428 can be found Here.

Updated FY22 Salary Chart, which does not include educational incentive, night differential, fitness stipend and holiday pay, can be found here.  Pay structure will be commensurate with years of service and experience.  

The Job Description for South Hadley Police Officer can be found here:

Questions regarding the hiring process for this Civil Service Lateral Transfer may be forwarded to Sgt. Mark Baran at baranm@southhadleypolice.org

The Mission of the South Hadley Police Department, working in partnership with the community, is to maintain social order and improve the quality of life within the Town of South Hadley. This is accomplished through constant vigilance and the pursuit of violators of the law as governed by both constitutional constraints and our ethical principles of justice, integrity, respect, courage and allegiance. Our goal is to understand and serve the needs of the South Hadley community by providing the highest quality of police services, assisting in resolving problems, and promoting positive values through equitable and impartial policing consistent with and reflective of the shared values of the community.


The Town of South Hadley is an Equal Opportunity Employer