Taunton Struggles To Keep And Find Cops — Considers Raising Age Limit To 40

TAUNTON — Do enough people still want to work in law enforcement? 

The city and the Taunton Police Department are looking to increase the pool of candidates by raising the age limit. 

State law caps the appointment of a police officer, upon completion of the civil service entrance exam, to just before their 32nd birthday.

But in a proposed home rule petition, first presented to the City Council on March 22, Taunton PD would be allowed to appoint new officers, upon completion of exam, up to their 40th birthday. 

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