Lincoln - Lateral Police Officer Transfer

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Department Lincoln Police Department
Job TitleLateral Police Officer Transfer
SalaryStarting Pay $49,076.44 - $67,696.31. Top Step Patrol Officer - $72,898.60
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Lincoln, RI
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The Lincoln Police Department is now accepting applications for Certified Police Officers. 

You must have previous experience as a R.I.  P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer to apply.





General and specific duty police work in protecting life and property through enforcement of state and federal laws and local ordinances in a diligent, dependable, honest, and competent manner. Perform preventive patrol and other law enforcement functions aimed at protecting life and property, preserving the peace, reducing opportunities for the commission of crimes, and identifying and apprehending offenders. The patrol officer shall provide emergency and non-emergency services while creating and establishing a sense of security in the community.                                                                                                                              



  • Must be an active Rhode Island P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer OR be a recently retired / resigned Police Officer with the credentials to re-apply for Rhode Island P.O.S.T. certification.
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of the application deadline.
  • Must possess and provide a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. (Higher education preferred)
  • Must be of good moral character and successfully pass an extensive background investigation. 
  • Must pass a physical and psychological examination. 




  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Modern Tattoo Policy (officers can have visible tattoos providing they are approved by the Chief of Police)
  • Practical Patrol Uniforms with Outer Carriers
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) Available
  • 100% Educational Reimbursement for Criminal Justice Related Fields of Study
  • Retirement Benefits Include Pension and Health Care
  • Starting Pay (Depending on Experience) $49,076.44 - $67,696.31. Top Step Patrol Officer - $72,898.60
  • Multiple Overtime and Detail Opportunities Available 



  • Application (via PoliceApp only)
  • If the application is complete and all paperwork is in order, P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officers will follow the below schedule:
  •      Interview
  •      Background Investigation
  •      Physical Examination by Doctor (No Physical Agility Required) 
  •      Psychological Examination 




  • Applications will only be accepted through
  • Application period is open until further notice.
  • Application Processing Fee to be paid directly to



Lincoln Police Department, RI Police Jobs

Women and Minorities are encourage to apply.  




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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