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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office offering $2,500 sign-on bonus

UPDATED March 30: The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is seeking correction officer candidates to join its 46th Basic Training Academy. Starting base salary for new officers is $60,885, with the ability to earn over $10,000 more in potential bonuses and overtime. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 8.

Candidates who successfully graduate and complete a probationary period will also be eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

The 46th academy is slated to begin in late summer.

Deadline April 8

Candidates may sign up for the exam by visiting and completing the registration form by the new deadline -- 3 p.m. Friday, April 8.

The exam will be offered on a rolling basis with prospective candidates able to select from one of nine sessions between March 28 through April 9. Those who pass the written exam will be invited to take the office’s fitness test on April 16.

Prospective candidates also have the opportunity to meet with members of the MSO during upcoming career fairs hosted by:

  • Plymouth State University – March 31
  • UMass Lowell – March 31
  • New England College Criminal Justice Club – April 5
  • New Hampshire College & University Consortium – April 6
  • Curry College – April 6
  • Bridgewater State University – April 7
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy – April 7
  • Salem State University – April 14

All applicants must be 21 years old 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, visit us at Individuals with questions regarding registration may email recruitment [@] for assistance.

Dec. 20, 2021: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office welcomes 13 new correction officers


This news announcement was published Monday, March 7, 2022, and updated March 30.

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