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Community Service Officer

Job Description:

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are non-sworn, civilian employees of the Oak Bluffs Police Department. Under the direct supervision of the shift sergeant, CSOs perform a variety of duties and services in support of basic police operations and functions which do not require the legal powers of a sworn police officer.


CSOs must follow department policies, rules and regulations and adhere to the standards of professional conduct required of regular police officers.



1. Patrol the downtown and harbor areas of Oak Bluffs on foot, bicycle and Segway.
2. Respond to non-hazardous calls for service.
3. Assist the public with questions and general information.
4. Enforce non-criminal Town By-Laws.
5. Enforce parking regulations.
6. Direct and control pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
7. Recover and log found property.
8. Assist the police clerk by answering telephones, assisting walk-in customers and assisting police officers.
9. Assist at special events and emergencies.
10. Provide CPR and first aid as necessary.

To apply send a completed employment application to:


Oak Bluffs Police Department
Attention: Office Administrator Patricia Mark
P.O. Box 1504, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Questions? Contact Patria at 508-693-0750 or

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