Newport - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Newport Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Newport, RI

Job Announcement

Newport Police Department, RI Police Jobs

City of Newport, Rhode Island

Department of Human Resources



Monday, December 18, 2023 until Tuesday, February 20, 2024


Hiring Incentives Offered!!  

$5,000.00 Hiring Bonus (to be paid upon successful completion of probationary period)

Tiered Salary (dependent on completed years of RI P.O.S.T. service):

                         0 to 12 completed months:........................................... $58,683.00

                        13 completed months to 24 completed months:............ $63,080.00

                        25 completed months – 36 completed months:............. $67,811.00

                        37 completed months – 48 completed months:............. $72,900.00

                        Over 48 completed months:.......................................... $78,365.00

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be an active P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer in the State of Rhode Island to apply
  • Must be 21 years of age by the end of the application period
  • Must possess at least a H.S. or G.E.D diploma
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must have the ability to pass a physical examination, a drug screen, a psychological evaluation (post-employment), an oral examination and a comprehensive background investigation (pre-employment)

How to Apply (must be submitted by 2/20/2024)

  • Complete an application via
  • Attach a copy of RI P.O.S.T. certificate or proof of active status as a Rhode Island Police Officer
  • Provide a copy of valid driver’s license
  • Provide a copy of birth certificate
  • Provide a copy of H.S./G.E.D. diploma (or higher Education)
  • Provide a copy of a DD-214 military form, if applicable

Selection Process

Applicants meeting all application and minimum requirements may be invited to participate in a formal oral examination process. The oral exam process will be 100% of the final examination score with a minimum passing score of 70% on the oral examination.

Candidates who pass the oral examination and initial background check will be placed on a 2-year eligibility register in rank order of the final examination score and veteran’s points.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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