Cranston - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentCranston Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$45,559.28
LocationCranston, RI


Job Prerequisites


Job Announcement

Cranston, RI Police Jobs

CITY OF CRANSTON DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

ANNOUNCES AN OPEN COMPETITIVE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR

POLICE OFFICER

Starting Salary: $45,559.28

 

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST:

The Agility Test will take place on July 15, 2017 at 9am at Cranston West High School 80 Metropolitan Ave Cranston, RI. You must bring the completed and notarized wavier for the Physical Agility Test (provided above under Apply Now and also linked in the job announcement and application).

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE AGILITY TEST WITHOUT THIS WAVIER.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Annual step increases for four years to $63,516.44
  • Health and dental plan
  • Pension plan
  • Paid vacation

 

QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY

  • Must be 21 years of age by June 30, 2017
  • Prior to June 30, 2017, you must have obtained an Associate’s Degree; or a minimum of sixty (60) college credits.
  • The college requirement will be waived for individuals who have served two (2) continuous years of active military service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard or five (5) years continuous military reserve service or have graduated from a certified state or municipal police academy with a minimum of two (2) continuous years active full-time employment as a Corrections Officer or a Police Officer in a state, municipal or county law enforcement agency.
  • Must have good communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to multi-task during stressful situations.
  • Must demonstrate a history of good work ethic and civil conduct.
  • Weight must be proportionate to height.
  • Be of good health, moral character and habits, and sound in body and mind.
  • Individuals with felony criminal convictions (including those expunged) will be removed from consideration.
  • Individuals with misdemeanor criminal convictions (including those expunged) may be removed from consideration depending on the facts and circumstances.
  • Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will be disqualified per Federal Law (18 U.S.C. 922 (g) (9).
  • Driving history will be considered and may be disqualify some individuals.
  • Persons with a driving history which includes “driving while impaired” will be disqualified.
  • Must not test positive for a substance that is classified as illegal without a prescription in the State of Rhode Island.
  • Upon appointment you must be a United States citizen and a resident of the State of Rhode Island. This qualification shall continue during the entire period of employment.

APPLICATIONS                       

The application can be obtained at www.policeapp.com/CranstonRI .

Applications may also be obtained at no charge in person at Cranston City Hall Room 107, or on the City of Cranston’s website www.cranstonri.com. The application MUST BE mailed to City Hall 869 Park Avenue Cranston, RI 02910.

Attention:   City of Cranston, Personnel Department

Processing fee is $40.00. In addition to the on-line application you must complete and have notarized the wavier for the Physical Agility Test. YOU WILL NEED THIS TO TAKE THE AGILITY TEST.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm, Friday June 30, 2017.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Preserve the peace - protect life and property
  • Prevent crime
  • Detect and appropriately respond to violators of the law
  • Enforce laws within departmental jurisdiction
  • Maintain good community relations and treat people with dignity and respect
  • Respond to all emergencies
  • Ability to reason within life and death situations

POLICE OFFICER CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to use good judgement and to problem solve
  • Capacity for empathy and compassion
  • Capacity for multi-tasking
  • Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility
  • Ability to be resourceful and show initiative
  • Demonstrating assertiveness
  • Possesses and demonstrates integrity
  • Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate

EXAMINATION PROCESS 

  1. Physical agility test
  2. Written test
  3. Background investigation
  4. Oral Interview
  5. Civil Service eligibility list
  6. Psychological examination
  7. Physical medical examination and drug screening
  8. Conditional offer of employment
  9. Attendance and successful completion of RI Municipal Police Training Academy
  10. Successful completion of the Field Training Program
  11. Probationary period of one (1) year
  12. Appointment as permanent police officer

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

The Physical Agility Test is conducted in accordance with the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. This test is graded on a pass/fail basis. Failure to pass the Agility Test shall prevent an applicant from advancing in the examination process. The Agility Test will take place on July 15, 2017 at 9am at Cranston West High School 80 Metropolitan Ave Cranston, RI 02920.  Please refer to the Agility Test Standards found at www.RIMPA.gov. There is no makeup date and failure to appear on time will preclude you from participating.           

You must bring the completed and notarized wavier for the Physical Agility Test. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE AGILITY TEST WITHOUT THIS WAVIER.

 

MORE IN-DEPTH JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UNDER "APPLY NOW" BUTTON

 

The City of Cranston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Cranston Police Department is a National Accredited Police Agency.


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