Community Service Officer

Join our unique Nantucket community for a summer of patrol experience.

Whether you are on foot patrol in our historic downtown area, bike patrol in the village of Sconset or patrolling the beach on an ATV, a day off can always be enjoyed on our 82 miles of beach with co-workers that many times become lifelong friends.

Former CSOs have gone on to a variety of careers in law enforcement including Local and State Police along with Federal Government Agencies. Many have also become politicians, lawyers, social workers, and psychologists.

We are extremely proud of our former CSOs and look forward to you joining our program and contributing to the safety and future of our community. 

Apply HERE.

Formation - Front
Foggy ATV
Bike at Sherif


Community Service Officers will be trained in the following area:

  • Department Policies
  • Town By-Laws
  • Radio Procedures
  • Traffic Control
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Special Events/Third Party Details
  • Taxi Regulations
  • CPR Certification/First Aid
  • Licensing/Permits
  • Visitor Services Overview (now called Department of Culture and Tourism)
  • Community Relations
  • Strategies For Youth- Policing the Teen Brain
  • Applied Patrol Procedures (Role Playing Scenarios)

CSO Duties

  • Traffic/Crowd Control
  • Enforcement
    1. Parking
    2. Beach and Parking Permits
    3. Town By-Laws
  • Patrol: Foot, Bicycle or ATV
    • Assist with community activities and events
    • Opportunities to work third party traffic details
    • Other duties based on operational needs of the department

Join Our Department (Applications are accepted in January and February of each year)