Cumberland - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Cumberland Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$55,263 (entry/probation) to $70,465 (top step patrol officer)
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Cumberland, RI

Job Announcement

Cumberland Police Department, RI Police Jobs

Recruitment Announcement

New Hires and Lateral Transfers

Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply”


Minimum Qualifications – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • Must be 21 years old by time of appointment
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED-equivalent OR 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 Police Training Academy



Selection Process

Applicants must successfully complete/pass:

  • Written Exam- applicant must schedule through Fit2ServeRI (future test dates available online), prior passing score of 70% within the past two years acceptable.
  • Physical Fitness Test- applicant must schedule through Fit2ServeRI (future test dates available online), prior passing score within the past 6 months accepted. (Based on the RI Municipal Academy entrance requirements)
  • Basic Swimming Skills Test (swim unassisted for 50 meters; tread water for 5 minutes)
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Chief of Police Interview
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Psychological and Medical Examinations (as required by RI Law)

*RI POST-certified applicants also encouraged and welcome to apply for lateral transfer; exempt from written and physical fitness test.


  • A competitive salary program and potential for advancement
  • Additional compensation available (overtime, details, stipends, etc.)
  • Health/dental care and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick leave
  • Educational incentives to include tuition
  • Pension plan and longevity incentives


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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