Employment Opportunities

Chief of Police
The Town of Reading is currently assessing applicants for the position of Chief of Police. The deadline to apply was 5:00 PM on September 21, 2015.
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 latest Reading Police Officer Entrance Exam on November 7, 2015 at the Reading Memorial High School. Candidates' test scores and application packadges are currently being evaluated. Candidates are advised that the Department will be in contact with you regarding next steps.
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
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.