Barrington - Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentBarrington Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$44,226 to start with $63,500 after 21 months. Eligible for longevity after 5 years.
LocationBarrington, RI

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement


Barrington, RI Police Jobs


Now Hiring for the Position of: 

Police Officer

The Barrington Police Department is committed to establishing a partnership with all members of our community and work force in town, to proactively solve problems and reduce crime.  The primary mission of the police force is crime prevention and the protection of life and property. We service over 16,000 residents and a small business district in town.  With over 19 miles of coastline, Barrington is known as a seaside community with a beautiful town beach and five marinas. A daily emphasis of the department's staff is dedicated to the Community Policing philosophy.


Salary:  $44,226 while attending academy.  Top Step (after 15 months of employment) $63,556

Holiday, overtime, and future longevity.

Applications accepted until 11:00 on Friday, February 9 2018.


Minimum Application Requirements:

  • Two years of college study that shall include at least successful completion of 60 credits AND/OR
  • Two years of honorable active military service AND/OR four (4) years of honorable Reserve or National Guard Service AND/OR
  • A graduate of the Rhode Island Municipal Academy with active law enforcement service within the past three (3) years.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED


Selection Process:

The applicants meeting the minimum basic requirements must successfully complete the following phases of the selection process. Testing Dates, Times and Locations to be announced:


  1. Orientation – Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 PM Barrington Town Hall, 2nd Floor. 283 County Rd, Barrington
  3. Written Test – TBD
  5. Physical Agility Test – Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 8:00 AM, Mt. Hope High School, 199 Chestnut St. Bristol, RI 
  6. Dr. certificate required to participate
  8. Swim Test - TBD
  10. Oral Interview – TBD
  12. Oral Interview with Barrington Town Manager - TBD
  13. Psychological Testing/Exam – TBD
  14. Recommendation by Police Chief to Town Manager- TBD
  16. Academy Start Date – July 2018.


Barrington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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