Massachusetts Police Exams

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts invites police applicants to take the state-wide Police Civil Service exam at select times throughout the year. The test is conducted at various sites across the state and is the first step in the police hiring process, even before filling out an application. Test scores are used to generate a ranked list of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment by each jurisdiction.

The test is based upon the Law Enforcement Abilities Battery (LEAB) published by EB Jacobs and has three challenging components:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)

  • Life Experience Survey (LES)

  • Work Styles Questionnaire (WSQ).

The highest rated prep course for the LEAB is the LEAB QuikPrep course by Sgt. George Godoy. It covers all three aspects of LEAB in depth, plus much more.

Dates and details for the exam can be found at Municipal and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam.

Boston's Police Department uses the LEAB as their Written Exam

Boston's Police Department uses the LEAB as their Written Exam

The MBTA Transit Police require use the LEAB as their Police Written Exam.

The MBTA Transit Police require use the LEAB as their Police Written Exam.

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Boston Police Exam ►► LEAB

Brockton Police Exam ►► LEAB

Cambridge Police Exam ►► LEAB

Lowell Police Exam ►► LEAB

Lynn Police Exam ►► LEAB

MA Civil Service - Police Exam ►► LEAB

Massachusetts Civil Service - Police Exam ►► LEAB

Massachusetts State Trooper Exam ►► LEAB

MBTA Transit Police Exam ►► LEAB

New Bedford Police Exam ►► LEAB

Springfield MA Police Exam ►► LEAB

Worchester Police Exam ►► LEAB

DISCLAIMER: Applicants are encouraged to check directly with their targeted agencies to verify what test is currently in use, as this list is subject to change from time to time.