Employment Opportunities

Deputy Chief of Police

The Town of Reading is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Chief of Police. Click here to view the offical job posting and application instructions. 

Police Officers

Candidates from the entrance exam held in 2015 are still part of the "active list." Currently, there are no vacanies for the position of Police Officer. However, should a vacancy open up candidates will be selected from the active list. Contact Sergeant Chris Jones at (781) 942-6701 or cjones@ci.reading.ma.us for more information. 


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.