YPD Recruitment


Starting salary $66,261.00 to $76,706.00 depending on education

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Yarmouth Police Department. Members of our department are professionals who proudly perform critical traditional and nontraditional law enforcement services on a daily basis for the citizens and visitors of the Town of Yarmouth.


  • Education Incentive
  • 457 Deferred comp
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid sick time
  • 4/2 schedule


This process will proceed at a rapid pace.  There will be no rescheduling of events for any reason.  We look forward to interacting with you during our selection process.

To compete in this process, you must submit an application accompanied with a cover letter and resume. Applications can be submitted via email to Deputy Chief O’Malley at aomalley@yarmouth.ma.us, in-person at the Yarmouth Police Department or by mail at Yarmouth Police Department 340 Higgins Crowell Road West Yarmouth, MA 02673 attn: RECRUITMENT

Click here for the application

You are NOT eligible for employment with the Yarmouth Police Department if you have been convicted of a felony or if you have been dishonorably discharged from any military service.


You must also meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for a position with the Yarmouth Department.

  • Age:  Twenty-one (21) years of age at time of submission of the application
  • Education:  You must be a high school graduate or possess a GED AND have a minimum of 60 College Credits or
  • Currently Serving Active Duty U.S. Armed Forces or
  • Honorable Discharge From U.S. Military Service Minimum 1 year of Duty or Full Time Police Academy Trained with 1 Year of Full Time job experience. Police Academy must be MPTC or equivalent.
  • License:  Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, applicants are required to obtain a Massachusetts Class A License to Carry Firearms.
  • Residency:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
  • Drug Testing:  Candidates shall be required to submit to a drug test as part of the pre-employment medical examination.
  • Character Requirement and other factors: Candidates must meet the highest legal and ethical standards. Honesty and integrity are paramount to our profession. Candidates will undergo a rigorous background investigation before any offer of employment.


The selection process will include, at minimum, a detailed review of your application packet, and the successful completion of the Department’s selection process which includes but may not be limited to the following:

•         Complete application and submit resume
•         Oral  Interview(s)
•         Detailed Background Investigation
•         Chief’s Interview