Coventry RI - P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer Lateral

Job Overview

Department Coventry RI Police Department
Job TitleP.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer Lateral
Salary$60,500 to over $74,000 (after 3 years of service)
Deadline Jun 1, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$40.00
Location Coventry, RI
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The Coventry Police Department is accepting applications from individuals who have already received certification as a police officer from the Rhode Island Police Officers Commission of Standards and Training (POST). For those individuals who are not current police officers, applications will be accepted from qualified individuals who have retired from law enforcement service in Rhode Island within the last three (3) years and who are currently certified by the RI POST, and who have retired in good standing.  Out of state police officers will be considered through the comparative process.

All previous applicants must re-apply.


The Coventry Police Department consists of 57 sworn officers and is supported by a professional staff of 17 employees. We provide law enforcement services to a population of approximately 36,000 residents who reside within 64 square miles. Our community is unique in that the eastern part of town is densely populated and our western section is rural.


Individuals who wish to be considered for employment by the Town of Coventry as a Police Officer must, at the time of application, be a US Citizen; have an active driver's license; and pass all testing requirements, including oral interviews, background investigation, psychological test, and a medical examination.


Completed applications must be submitted  via

Candidates MUST possess a valid driver's license for entry into all phases of the selection process.

The Coventry Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Minority and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

The applicants meeting the minimum basic requirements must successfully complete the following phases of the selection process. Testing dates, times, & location that are not listed will be emailed to qualified applicants:

1. Oral Boards Interview 
2. Intensive Background Investigation
3. Interview with Chief 
4. Psychological Examination
5. Medical Examination

Please direct questions regarding this position to

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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