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The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is offering free, weekly written exams for those interested in beginning their careers as correction officers.

Individuals wishing to take the exam may indicate their interest by visiting middlesexsheriff.org/recruitment and submitting their name, telephone number and contact information.  The initial submission takes less than one minute to complete. The first exam was offered Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Starting base salary for new officers is $60,885, with the ability to earn over $10,000 more in potential bonuses and overtime. Candidates who successfully graduate the 47th Basic Training Academy (BTA) will also be eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

Those who pass the written exam may be eligible to become temporary officers prior to the start of the 47th BTA later this year.

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law.  Candidates must also have a high school diploma or its equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. 

To learn more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, visit middlesexsheriff.org. Individuals with questions regarding registration may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, based on information from Kevin Maccioli of the Middlesex Sheriff's Office. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase prepared it for publication.