Coventry RI - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Coventry RI Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Coventry, RI

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Coventry RI Police Department, RI Police Jobs




The application process will close on October 2, 2019 at midnight.

The Written Test is scheduled for Thursday October 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the Coventry Police Training Annex 1675 Flat River Rd. Coventry RI (approximately two [2] miles West of the Coventry Police Station). Physical Agility Testing is scheduled for Saturday October 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM at the Coventry High School Gymnasium 40 Reservoir Rd., Coventry, RI.

The Agility Test guidelines can be found here:

RIMPA Physical Fitness Requirements - 

Attire required: Applicants must wear appropriate footwear, blue or black athletic shorts or running pants, and a plain white or solid color t-shirt. No watches or jewelry other than a wedding band. Any applicant wearing inappropriate attire (cut-off jeans, printed shirts, etc.) will be told to leave and will be eliminated from the process.

Study Guides for the Coventry Police Department Written exam can be purchased at the following link: 

Attire required for the written test: Business Attire - No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.

The following forms MUST be brought with you and submitted at the Agility test:

There will be no make up exams. The fees paid are nonrefundable.


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.


Individuals who wish to be considered for employment by the Town of Coventry as an Entry Level Police Officer must, at the time of application, possess an Associates 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; be a US Citizen; have an active driver's license; 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, background investigation, psychological test, and a medical examination


Completed applications must be submitted no later than October 2, 2019 via (click the Apply button at the top of this page)


Candidates MUST possess a valid driver's license for entry into all phases of the selection process.


Completion of both the Fitness Test Medical Certificate and the Agility Waiver are required to participate in the physical agility test, and the original forms MUST be submitted at the time of the Agility Test. The forms can be downloaded above this posting in the "Job Overview" section. Entry into the Agility test will not be allowed without these completed forms.

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. Minority and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

The applicants meeting the minimum basic requirements must successfully complete the following phases of the selection process. Testing Dates, Times, & Location that are not listed will be emailed to qualified applicants:

  1. Written Examination Tuesday - 10/10/19 5:30PM
  2. Physical Agility Test (Download the Fitness Test Medical Certificate-under the apply now button) - Saturday 10/19/19 8:30AM
  3. Oral Review Boards - date TBD (Tentatively scheduled for the week of October 21, 2019) 
  4. Intensive Background Investigation - date TBD
  5. Psychological Examination - date TBD
  6. Medical Examination

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