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The Lincoln Massachusetts Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. All cover letters and resumes shall be received no later than August 10, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with a full-time Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy Certification or able to obtain a waiver for an out of state police academy certification from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee. All candidates must meet the following qualifications: Must possess sixty (60) college credits or four years active military duty, or four years National Guard or Reserve service on date of appointmen Ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts firearms license. At least 21 years old on date of appointment. Must pass oral interviews. Must pass a thorough background investigation prior to employment. No person, who has been convicted of a felony or any offense punishable under M.G.L. Chapter 94C (drug law violations); or has been convicted of a misdemeanor and has been confined to any jail or house of correction as punishment for said crime, M.G.L. Chapter 22 C section 14, will be considered for employment. Must pass physical fitness test. Must pass medical examination. Must pass psychological examination. Must be a United States citizen upon appointment. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license on date of appointment. Must reside within 15 miles of employing Town as determined by appointing authority. In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 22 C section 10, no officer or student officer appointed or hired after January 1, 1988 shall smoke any tobacco product. The current starting salary for a Lincoln Police Officer is $54,907.10 (FY19). New hires who have a college degree in criminal justice or a similar discipline will receive additional educational incentive pay of: 10% for an associateâ€™s degree, 20% for a bachelorâ€™s degree and 25% for a masterâ€™s or law degree. Desirable qualifications include: Higher education degree, bilingual, military veterans, current military, women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in its workforce. Cover letters and resumes should be addressed and sent to: Lincoln Police Department c/o Catherine Dubeshter 169 Lincoln Road Lincoln, MA 01773