SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — The Swansea Police Department announced Thursday they’re accepting applications for new full-time officers.

The department said they’re looking for officers who can handle high-pressure situations, demonstrate good problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as demonstrate good moral character and judgment.

Starting pay is listed as $67,650 per year, plus benefits.

Basic qualifications include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • 21 or older by April 6
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • 60 college credits OR 2 years active military OR 4 years National Guard/Reserve service with a GED or High School diploma
  • Eligible for a class A firearm license
  • Eligible for Massachusetts POST Commission Certification

Interested candidates need to apply online by March 24 at 4 p.m. A written exam will then be held at the Swansea Police Department on April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

If a candidate passes, they will be required to complete a physical agility test, an in-person interview, a medical and psychological exam, and an intensive background check.

Candidates with any questions about the hiring process can contact Lieutenant Patrick Mooney at (508) 674-8464.