The Town of Brookline recognizes and values diversity as a vital characteristic of the town. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment and advancement without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, receipt of public benefits (including housing subsidies), family status (e.g. because one has or doesn't have children), or other protected classes as defined by the Town, State and Federal law. The Town of Brookline supports and complies with the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) reform law.
Information on Civil Service for Police Officer & Firefighter Candidates
The Town of Brookline hires police officers and firefighters through the Massachusetts Civil Service System, administered by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. The Town of Brookline uses the residency preference system for police officer and firefighter positions, giving preference to candidates who reside in Brookline for 1 year prior to the date of the civil service exam.