Review: 2010 Massachusetts Civil Service Promotional Exams for Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain

For anyone who had the “pleasure” of taking the 2010 exam, whether it be Sergeant, Lieutenant, or Captain, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say thankfully its over.
This exam really seemed a return to the 2002 style which saw a lot of lower scores and frustration. People I have spoken to have generally said they felt they did terrible, but before thinking of that, I want you to keep in mind that the process is a massive one with hundreds of areas for potential test questions. Take a minute and make sure you’re not just dwelling on the ones you were clueless on and not the ones that you were able to get right.

 

About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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One Response to Review: 2010 Massachusetts Civil Service Promotional Exams for Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain

  1. don gates says:

    The exam was difficult and tested areas not used in the street by most officers.

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