Recruitment & Community Information

The Amherst Police Department is currently accepting applications in anticipation of future employment. Applications will be accepted through July 3, 2017. Application process will include interview and physical assessment test with dates to be announced. Please follow the below steps to apply online or visit the Amherst Police Department in person to secure an application.

1. Job Requirements
2. Physical Assessment Standards
3. Click Here to Apply Online
Helpful Information
Government: Town Meeting – Select Board
Population: 37,000
Area: 27.9 square miles
Road miles: 107
Home to: University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College
Town Manager: Paul Bockelman (413) 259-3002
Human Resources: Deborah Radway (413) 259-3009
Police Website: 
Find us on twitter, facebook and instagram.
Town Website:
Police Facebook: Amherst Police Department (Official)
Police Twitter:  @amherstMApolice
 Amherst Police Department
Number of Employees 62
Sworn Officers 48
Rank Structure 1 Chief, 2 Captains, 4 Lts, 7 Sgts, 34 Patrol Officers
Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone (413) 259-3014
Salary (Patrol Officer): $42,326-$57,532
Educational Incentive: Quinn Bill-approved for NEW employees. 10%, 20%, 25% for college degree in criminal justice
Medical Insurance: Several Options– 75-80% paid by town
Affiliation: Amherst Police League/Mass C.O.P (non-civil service)
Work Schedule: 4 on – 2 off/8 hours (after probationary period)
Other Benefits: Vacation, sick leave, longevity pay, holiday pay, shift differential, overtime, paid training, physical fitness program, specialized assignments and others.