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Department Information


Chief of Police: Scott P. Livingstone

Number of Employees: 62

Sworn Officers: 48


Form of Government


Town Manager

Town Council


Employment Benefits


Patrol Officer FY 22 Salary $45,285-$64,791

Full educational incentive for all employees in addition to patrol officer's salary. This education incentive includes 25% for Master's Degree, 20% for Bachelor's Degree, and 10% for an Associate's Degree.

Various work schedule.

Sick and longevity pay, extensive training program, physical fitness program, various specialized assignments.


Town of Amherst Information


Population: 38,000

Area: 27.9 Square Miles
Home of UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and Hampshire College.

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