Coventry - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentCoventry Police Department
TypeEntry Level, Certified
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
LocationCoventry, RI

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Coventry, RI Police Jobs




The application process will close on April 26, 2017.

Written and Physical Agility Testing is scheduled for May 6th at 8:30 AM (12 Noon for Agility) at Coventry High School 40 Reservoir Rd., Coventry, RI 02816.  Study Guides for the Written exam can be purchased at the following link:

Once your application is reviewed AND you have met the qualifications, you will then be invited to participate in the Written Exam.  

There will be no make up exams.  The fees paid are non-refundable. 


The Coventry Police Department consists of a compliment of 57 sworn officers and is supported by a professional staff of 17 employees. We provide law enforcement services to a population of approximately 36,000 residents who reside within 64 square miles. Our community is unique in that the eastern part of town is densely populated and our western section is rural. This community provides the best of both worlds. Please take a tour of our web site and see what your police department is doing to make our community safe.


Individuals who wish to be considered for employment by the Town of Coventry as a Police Officer must, at the time of application, possess an Associate's Degree; or a minimum of sixty (60) college course credits towards a degree; or have two (2) years of active Military duty; or have four (4) years of Military Reserve/National Guard duty; or be a graduate of a certified Police or Law Enforcement Academy; and pass all testing requirements, including a written test, physical agility testing (which includes a swim test) in accordance with the RI Municipal Police Academy Physical Proficiency Standards, an oral interview, and a background investigation.

Applications from qualified individuals who have retired from Law Enforcement service in Rhode Island within the last three (3) years and who are currently certified by the Rhode Island Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training are to be accompanied by a letter of good standing from the applicant's former Chief of Police. 


Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 26, 2017 via (click the Apply button at the top of this page)



Completion of the Fitness Test Medical Certificate is required to participate in the physical agility test, and must be submitted the day of testing.  The form can be downloaded above this posting in the "Job Overview" section.

 The Coventry Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Selection Process:

The applicants meeting the minimum basic requirements must successfully complete the following phases of the selection process.  Testing Dates, Times, & Location will be emailed to qualified applicants: 

  1. Written Examination.
  2. Physical Agility Test (Download the Fitness Test Medical Certificate-under the apply now button)
  3. Oral Review Boards.
  4. Intensive Background Investigation
  5. Psychological Examination
  6. Medical Examination.

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