City of Lawrence to Host Application Drive for Civil Service Exam

March 3, 2015, Lawrence, MA- Next week, the City of Lawrence will be hosting an application drive for the upcoming Civil Service Police Officer written exam scheduled for April 25th, 2015. The application drive is geared towards encouraging individuals interested in becoming a police officer to apply for the civil service exam. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply to take the exam.

“The civil service exam application process is not always an easy one,” said Interim Police Chief James Fitzpatrick. “This application drive will offer guidance as individuals go through each step of the application while answering any questions they may have about the process.” Throughout the application drive, computers will be set up on the first floor of City Hall where interested parties can fill out the Civil Service exam application and pay online. There will also be an informational slide show regarding the exam material playing at City Hall throughout the day as well a uniformed Police Officer on hand to answer any questions applicants may have about the exam and the process of becoming a police officer.

“I want to encourage all individuals who are interested in being a police officer and are of good character to come to City Hall next Tuesday and apply for the civil service exam; this is an opportunity to have any questions pertaining to the job and application process answered,” said Mayor Daniel Rivera. “Plus, you can’t get on the list to be a cop if you don’t take the test.”

The application drive information is below:

What: Civil Service Exam Application Drive

When: Tuesday, March 10th


Where: Lawrence City Hall, 1st Floor

200 Common Street

Lawrence, MA 01840

What to Bring:

– A driver’s license

– DD214 Form (for Veteran’s only)

– A debit or credit card for payment (application fee is $100)—no other forms of payment can be accepted at the application drive

– Applicants must be 21 or older on or by April 25th, 2015 to be eligible

For any questions regarding the Civil Service Exam Application Drive or the application process, please contact the City of Lawrence Personnel Department at 978-620-3060 or by email .