Career Opportunities

The Rockport Police Department is looking for men and women ready to answer the call! We have a variety of career opportunities available throughout the year including Reserve Police Officers and Full-time Police Officers. For questions contact Sergeant Mary Fountain.

The Town of Rockport is located on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, approximately forty miles northeast of Boston. The Town is home to six beaches, two islands, several quarries, as well as Halibut Point State Park. The year-round population is approximately 7,000 residents which increases to over 18,000 during the summer season. The police department is a state-accredited agency and has an authorized strength of eighteen (18) full-time sworn officers, six reserve (permanent intermittent) officers, and three full-time civilian dispatchers. The department has established a Community Outreach Unit that provides the opportunity for patrols in a cruiser, or on an ATV or mountain bike. The Department provides opportunities for career enhancement and growth through selected training courses in numerous, relevant areas of policing. Come join a well-established, professional agency that provides service to a welcoming and supportive community!

Full-Time Police Officers

We are currently seeking highly motivated, community-oriented police officers for lateral transfer to this Department. View the Full-Time Police Officer Overview (PDF).

Reserve Police Officer

We are actively hiring part-time Reserve Police Officers. To learn more about the position, view the Reserve Police Officer Overview (PDF). Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements as well as pass the police entrance exam or its equivalent.

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Please note: The Rockport Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status within applicable Federal and State guidelines or statutes.