Employment Opportunities

The Reading Police Department recently hired several new candidates for Public Safety Dispatcher. There are no current openings, but please check back often for information regarding this challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve as the communications backbone in our emergency response system. Contact Head Dispatcher Vicki Avery for more information at (781) 942-6758 or vavery@ci.reading.ma.us
Police Officers
The Reading Police Department recently left the Civil Service system and is now a Non-Civil Service Department. We give our own entrance examination and conduct our own applicant interviews and background checks. The Department held its most recent entrance examination on February 15, 2014. The test will was administered by Police Exam Solutions. The test results are out and the Reading Police Department is currently in the process of evaluating scores, resumes, cover letters and other forms. Candidates who took the test will be advised of the next step. We appreciate eagreness and motivation, but please refrain from repeated phonecalls or e-mails regarding status updates. The Department plans to fill upcoming vacancies with candidates from the 2014 examination. Information regarding future examinations will be posted here once the current list is exhausted. For more information contact Lieutenant David Clark at (781) 942-6765 or dclark@ci.reading.ma.us.
Crossing Guards
Crossing Guards serve our local school population by facilitating the safe passage of pedestrians through intersections surrounding our elementary and middle schools. Crossing Guards have the serious responsibility of maintaining safe crossings and educating children, parents and drivers. The Reading Police Department is currently looking for reliable, responsible applicants. Click here for more details or call Safety Officer David Savio at (781) 942-6766.
Administrative Staff
The Reading Police Department does not have any openings for Civilian Staff at this time. Please check back often.