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The Boston Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime. We work to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Update: You can apply now through January 18 for the 2022 Municipal Police and MBTA Transit Police Officer exam. Testing begins March 16, 2022. Visit the state's civil service website for more information. You can also download an exam flyer.


Through community policing, we want to be a reflection of the residents we serve. We aim to create a professional culture and inclusive environment that mirrors the best of all of us. Learn more about the history of our department, or visit BPDnews.com for the latest information.

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Civilian jobs

A civilian career in law enforcement is a great opportunity to give back to your community through your contributions to the Boston Police. You can search for open positions through the City's Career Center.

Where to apply

Visit the City's Career Center for an updated list of open civilian jobs our department. Positions vary in scope, and in the training or education required.

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Boston Police data dashboards

We're providing important information and data regarding police interactions with the community.

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BPD news

Want to read the latest news, announcements, and stories from the Boston Police Department? Check out our official website, bpdnews.com.

Other ways to follow us

We also have a Twitter handle, @bostonpolice. We tweet information from BPD News, as well as real-time emergency notifications.

For emergencies, please call 911. We don't monitor our Twitter account.

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