South Kingstown - POST Certified Police Officer

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Department South Kingstown Police Department
Job TitlePOST Certified Police Officer
SalaryStarting $53,140 to $60,808
Deadline Jul 24, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Wakefield, RI
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The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of police officer. The department focuses on community policing and providing its citizens with high-quality public safety services.

The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island is a coastal community covering 63 square miles with more than 30,000 full time residents. South Kingstown is home to the University of Rhode Island, South County Hospital, many popular tourist destinations and a bustling downtown business district. 

South Kingstown Police Department has 58 sworn officers that serve in a variety of units within the Uniform, Detective, and Administrative Support divisions.

To be considered for a position with the South Kingstown Police Department, applicants must be a U.S. citizen; be 18 years of age or older; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; possess a valid driver’s license; be able to speak, read and write the English language; be able to pass a physical examination given by a physician, a physical fitness/ agility examination, a written examination, an oral examination, a swim proficiency test, a drug screen, a psychological examination and a comprehensive background investigation.

The South Kingstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Application for this position is for the creation of a candidate pool that will remain active for one year following the creation of the pool.

You MUST complete the "Personal History Statement I" form and include it with your application in order to be considered for this position. Please print the form, fill it in, and scan it back into this application.


Recruitment Period: June 14, 2022 - July 24, 2022



Officer MUST have graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, Providence Police Academy, Rhode Island State Police Academy, or an out of state POST certified academy.

Out of state POST certifications that are deemed acceptable, will be required to attend courses (upon hire) at the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy to obtain RI POST certification.

Approval process by RI POST will be required.                                                                                                                   

Military law enforcement experience does not qualify.


  • Starting salary is between $53,140 and $60,808 and shall be based upon prior years of service.
  • Annual step increases, with top step being $71,375.
  • Longevity increases begin after five years of service, and occur every 5 years. 
  • *New Contract 7/1/22



  • Excellent health and dental insurance
  • Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) pension plan
  • College tuition reimbursement
  • In-house Fitness Center


Internal Opportunities

  • Accident Reconstruction Officers
  • Bike Patrol
  • Child Passenger Safety seat technicians
  • Community Resource Division
  • Detective Division
  • Dive team
  • Firearms program
  • FTO Program
  • Honor Guard
  • Training Division   


Hiring Process

  • Agility test
  • Incident report writing sample
  • Oral Board and Chief’s Interview
    Background investigation
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Testing


Once hired, new officers must complete a modified field training program and one year of probationary employment (from date of hire) to become permanent members of the department. Please direct questions regarding this position to 




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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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