Cumberland - Entry Level Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Cumberland Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$47,522 to $50,820
Deadline Dec 31, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$65.00
Location Cumberland, RI
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Notice: This job closes at 4:00 PM Eastern on Dec 31, 2021

Job Announcement

Cumberland Police Department, RI Police Jobs

The Cumberland Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. 

NOTE:  Before proceeding please download and review the documents located under the Apply Now button above.  These documents will be required at various stages of the process.  It is your responsibility to ensure the documents are submitted on time. 


Copy of Drivers License-Due with Application
College Transcripts/Copy of Degree-Due ASAP
Physician's Statement/Dr. Note-Due Before Physical Agility
Personal Inquiry Waiver (Notary Public signature NOT Required-Due At Orientation
Release/Liability Form (Notary Public Signature Required)-Due At Orientation

You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 10 days and that all pertinent dates such as orientation, test dates, etc. will be available as soon as the dates are determined. At that time, you will be notified by email.  any applicant con contact Mrs. Tweedie for any information at 401-333-2500 or 


*****An email will go out to applicants as soon as Orientation and testing dates are established*****



  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must have an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits at the time of submitting your application OR:
    • Must have served 2 years active military service;
    • Or 4 years military reserve service with an honorable discharge.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have an active driver’s license
  • Pass all phases of the testing process
  • Meet Requirements of the RI Municipal Training Academy



  • There is a Non-Refundable $65.00 application/testing fee. (May be waived in cases of financial burden - submit letter to Chief of Police for approval consideration).
  • Completed applications online must be submitted by 4:00 PM, Friday, December 31, 2021

**An email will go out to applicants as soon as Orientation and testing dates are established**

Applicants must successfully complete / pass:

  • Recruitment Orientation Session
  • Physical Fitness Test (According to the RI Municipal Academy entrance requirements)
  • Basic Swimming Skills Test
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Psychological and Medical Examinations (As required by RI Law)


  • A competitive salary program and potential for advancement.
  • Health/Dental Care and Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacations, Holidays and Sick Leave
  • Educational Incentives
  • Pension Plan and Longevity Incentives
  • No residency requirement


The Town of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Positions will be filled Without Regard to Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Age, Veteran Status, or Disability.

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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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