Bristol - Dispatcher

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Job Overview

Department Bristol Police Department
Job TitleDispatcher
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bristol, RI

Job Announcement

Bristol Police Department, RI Police Jobs


Police/Rescue Dispatch

Starting $55,740

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police/Rescue Dispatcher. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age on or before appointment.
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must possess a high school or GED.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation, oral interview, drug screening, and a medical exam before appointment.
  • Must be willing and available to work various shifts and hours.



  • $51,329
  • Clothing Allowance $700 yearly 
  • Regular Detail Rate $56.00 p/h
  • Special Detail Rate $76.00 p/h
  • Longevity 4-7      years of service    3% = $1,539
    • 8-12 years of service      4% =  $2,053
    • 12-17 years of service    6% = $3,079
    • 17-22 years of service    7% = $3,593
    • 22-plus years of service 8% = $4,106
  • Annual Accreditation Incentive $750
  • 15 Paid Holidays Annually $2,961



  • 15 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 3 Personnel Days
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Blue Cross/Delta Dental with low deductible & co-pay
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 160 Compensatory Time accumulation 
  • MERS State Pension Retirement
  • Full medical post-retirement until Medicare age 65

Vacation Days

  • 1    year of service (7 days annually)
  • 2-4 years of service  (12 days annually)
  • 5-9 years of service (17 days annually)
  • 10-16 years of service (22 days annually)
  • 17-plus years of service (26 days annually)
  • Medical Yearly Buy-Back Option

Single Plan $2,400         Family Plan $6,000

   (based on the current collective bargaining agreement)


The police application can be obtained at beginning Friday, December 8, 2023, and completed no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2024.  For an in-depth benefits package and requirements, An Applicant Handbook is provided by visiting


The Town of Bristol is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Bristol Police Department is a Nationally and State Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.

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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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