Police Department

Patrol Officer Position

The Town of Adams is seeking qualified individuals to fill a Patrol Officer position within the Adams Police Department. We are seeking an energetic, positive professional who possesses a strong desire to provide quality police services to the community. This position performs general police work in the maintenance of law and order under the supervision of superior officers, rules and regulations.

Duties include the protection of life and property and the prevention and suppression of crime through the enforcement of pertinent laws and ordinances under strict confidentiality. Provides traffic enforcement, performs arrests when appropriate, patrols by foot or in a patrol car, investigates unusual conditions and crimes and provides reports orally and in writing. Must be able to operate automobiles, firearms, hand tools, and various office equipment. Frequent exposure to circumstances having the potential to endanger the public and personal safety.

Requirements include high school graduation or equivalent; Associate's Degree in criminal justice and a lateral transfer preferred. Must fulfill requirements of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, be certified from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Officer Academy or ability to obtain exemption. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to enforce the law impartially and to make sound judgments under stressful situations; ability to deal with the general public in a diplomatic and effective manner; ability to become thoroughly familiar with pertinent laws and local ordinances. Must have the ability to pass a firearms qualification, and administer basic first aid. Process could include oral boards, medical exam, Physical Ability Test, and extensive background check.

Candidates must be in possession of a valid Class D motor vehicle operator's license and a valid License to Carry Firearms (LTC), or obtain both within a reasonable time frame.

Starting Pay Rate - $23.19 - $28.28 per hour dependent on qualifications.

Online application is available using the following link and can be returned via email to the address below:
police_application.pdf (adams.ma.us)


Finished applications can also be dropped off directly at the police department, inside of a large envelope, addressed to the Chief of Police.

Adams Police Department
4 School Street
Adams, MA 01220

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Melissa Schaffrick Administrative Assistant (413) 743-1212 Ext. 100
Kimberly Witek Animal Control (413) 743-1212 Ext. 172
K. Scott Kelley Chief of Police (413) 743-1212

Staff List

NameRankPhone Extension


Ext. 158


Ext. 154


Ext. 152


Ext. 108


Ext. 162


Ext. 151

K-9 Handler

Ext. 163


Ext. 153


Ext. 164


Ext. 157


Ext. 166


Ext. 167


Ext. 165


Ext. 155


Ext. 150


Ext. 156


Ext. 169

Reserve Officer

Ext. 168

Kumar K9