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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 25: Notice for promotional examinations; right to appeal questions or results; regulations

Section 25. The colonel shall prepare a notice for all promotional examinations, which shall be written examinations, and shall cause notice thereof to be published in the orders of the department no later than thirty days prior to the final date for filing of applications therefor. No such promotional examination shall be held less than thirty days after the final date for filing of applications for such examination.

The colonel shall make rules and regulations relative to the right of any uniformed member of the state police to appeal (i) a marking of a member's answers to the questions on such promotional examination; (ii) a finding by the colonel that a member does not meet the entrance requirements for such examination; and (iii) the suitability of a question to test the fitness of such member to perform the primary and dominant duties of the rank for which the examination was held. The colonel shall promulgate regulations specifying the time within which any promotional vacancy in the department shall be filled.