Cumberland - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentCumberland Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$40.00
LocationCumberland, RI

Job Announcement

Cumberland, RI Police Jobs

"Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply"


NOTE:  Prior to submitting your application you must download and complete the Liability Release and Personal Inquiry waiver (located above under the Apply Now button.)  These forms should be uploaded to the application in the Upload Forms field provided.  If you do not have access to a scanner or ability to provide an electronic copy you may complete your application on-line but hard copies MUST be returned or post marked to the department no later than the deadline date indicated. 

In addition, the Physician Statement must also be completed by your doctor.  This document must be returned prior to the physical agility test. 

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



  • Must be at least 21 years of age or have served two years active military service with an honorable discharge AND
  • Must have at least an Associate's degree or Sixty (60) Credits from accredited college 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess a valid operator's license.


  • There is a Non-Refundable $40.00 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, Sunday, December 31, 2017 (there will be no extension).


**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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