below is a press release from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office:
BILLERICA, MA — Are you interested in a career in public safety? Do you want to serve and make a difference in your community?
The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is currently accepting registrations for those wishing to be considered for careers as correction officers. Interested individuals are invited to register for the MSO’s 45th Basic Training Academy (BTA) Entrance Exam by visiting middlesexsheriff.org by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.
The entrance exam for the 45th BTA is being offered on a rolling basis with candidates able to select from a pre-determined list of dates running from mid-October through Saturday, November 6, 2021. Those who pass the written exam will be eligible to take the MSO’s physical fitness test on Saturday, November 13.
Individuals who pass both the written and physical fitness portions of the test will be invited to undergo additional screening – including a background investigation, medical examination and psychological evaluation – and may be offered a position. The 45th BTA is currently expected to begin formal paid training in February 2022. Answers to frequently asked questions are available to be reviewed here.
“Whether you’re a recent – or soon to be – college graduate, a former member of the military wishing to continue your service, or someone looking to make a career change, we invite you to register for this exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team of outstanding professionals,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “If you have a passion for service and want to make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to register today!”
The MSO has been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and a host of organizations for its innovative, cutting-edge programs that offer unique career opportunities for employees including the Medication Assisted Treatment And Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program, the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) and the Commonwealth’s first specialized unit for young adult offenders. Earlier this year, the MSO also opened a new pre-release center designed to help prepare incarcerated women for re-entry. This program focuses on treatment, family engagement and reunification.
All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law. Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred.
To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, find a full list of qualifications and register for the exam, please visit middlesexsheriff.org.