Existing police officers from inside and outside of Massachusetts are also encouraged to apply, but ALL applicants must participate in the Westwood Police hiring process. Should any full-time certified police officers be selected for appointment as a Westwood police officer, the recruit academy or portions thereof may be waived subject to the approval of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee.
Public Safety Dispatchers
The public safety answering point for the Town of Westwood is located in the police department. All 911 calls from within Westwood are answered here and all police and fire dispatch is performed by our Public Safety Dispatchers.
Westwood Traffic Supervisors
Traffic Supervisors assist school children in crossing streets at the start and end of each school day. Some of the women crossing guards also serve as matrons, getting called in to monitor female arrestees. They undergo additional training in areas such as search techniques, booking procedures, and suicide prevention.
Anyone interested in becoming a school traffic supervisor should consider becoming a substitute as the permanent positions are always offered to the substitutes first. Applications can be picked up at the front desk of the police station.
Sgt. Sicard is in charge of the Traffic Supervisors, if you have any questions about their duties or employment.