Full-Time Police Officer

The Oak Bluffs Police Department currently seeks to establish a full-time police officer position eligibility list based on a hiring process. The hiring process consists of a completed employment application, written exam, oral board, psychological exam, physical exam, undergoing a background investigation, and successfully completing the full-time police academy. 


The minimum requirements for becoming a full-time police officer on the Oak Bluffs Police Department are as follows:

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Must be a United States citizen.

Must have no felony convictions.

Must have a good driving record.

Must have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts driver's license.

Must be in good health and physical condition.

Must be committed to becoming a resident of Martha’s Vineyard within 6 months of hiring.

The minimum education requirement is an associate’s degree or its quarter hour credit equivalent from an accredited university, or equivalent military service.


Please note: Applicants who have completed a full-time police academy are preferred.


Individuals who wish to enter the hiring process should submit an up to date resume, letter of intent and application by Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. addressed to:


Oak Bluffs Police Department

Attention Sgt. Michael Marchand

P.O. Box 1504, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 


Phone inquiries are discouraged. All applicants will receive a detailed employment package once the application, resume and letter of intent are received. Employment applications can be downloaded from oakbluffspolice.com under the “Employment” tab. The written examination and oral interview will be held in March of 2020.


The Town of Oak Bluffs is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.