Recruitment & Community Information

The Amherst Police Department is not currently accepting applications.  For update to date recruitment information refer back to this website
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: M.David Ziomek, Interim (413) 259-3002
Human Resources: Deborah Radway (413) 259-3009
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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
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.