Town seeks seasonal officers

The Hull Police Department is accepting applications for seasonal police officers this summer. 

Open to women and men from any town, becoming a seasonal police officer is a great way to gain real-world experience and on-the-job training. Most applicants have not been to a full-time police academy and becoming a seasonal officer makes them more marketable to their resident department for sponsorship if they decide they would like to pursue a full-time police officer position.

Led by Hull Police Sgt. Scott F. Saunders, seasonal officers are led through a series of tests throughout the hiring process. Candidates go through a background check, medical checkup, firearms qualification course, physical agility test, and in-house training before going out onto the streets as an officer. Not only do the tests and training prepare them for their seasonal position at Hull, but it also helps prepare them for full-time positions. 

"Our program is a great way to get people in here and give them some practical experience,” Sgt. Saunders said. “A lot of applicants don’t truly know the ins and outs of being a police office,  and our program helps them figure out if they would like to pursue this career full-time in the future.”

The position runs from Memorial Day to Sept. 13 and includes three shifts per week. After Sept. 13, officers can apply to be special officers, where they will be sworn in and extend their service through the winter months with two shifts per week.

To be considered, applicants must be 21 years of age, have graduated from an MPTC Reserve Police Academy, be CPR- and first aid certified, submit to a full background and CORI check, and complete a medical and PAT test at their own cost. 

Interested applicants should contact Sgt. Saunders at by March 1 for details and/or consideration.