Foster - Entry Level Police Officer, Foster, RI

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Department Foster Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer, Foster, RI
SalaryEntry Level $48,086.37 / Top Step Police Officer after 3 yrs $61,957.88
Registration Fee$60.00
Location Foster, RI

Job Announcement

Foster Police Department, RI Police Jobs




The Foster Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Individuals who apply for the position of Police Officer with the Town of Foster must complete all testing requirements to include: physical agility, written test, background investigation, and psychological testing. All applicants must be a US citizen, possess an active motor vehicle operator's license, applicants must possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D. The Foster Police Department is also accepting applications from lateral transfers from police departments within the state of Rhode Island.  



To be considered for appointment to the police department an applicant;

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years old to apply
  • Candidate who has been honorably discharged from military service if applicable and has a high school diploma and must be 21 years of age to apply. 
  • Must be of good moral character and habits and successfully pass a background investigation
  • No felony or misdemeanor convictions
  • Must be in good health and meet physical, medical and psychological requirements for entry into the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy



  • All applicants hired by the Town of Foster will be trained at the Rhode Island Municipal Training Academy located within the Flanagan Campus of the Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Each training academy class lasts approximately 20 weeks. During the training process recruits must:
  • Successfully complete all academic courses, obtaining a minimum overall score of 70% in each course
  • Qualify with their department issued service weapon in accordance with Rhode Island State Law
  • Successfully complete a program of physical conditioning, including calisthenics, hand to hand combat and defensive tactics
  • Successfully complete a progressive running program designed to strengthen the cardiovascular and cardio respiratory systems and increase aerobic capacity
  • Successfully complete a pursuit and defensive driving course and demonstrate a high level of proficiency during this course of training
  • Successfully complete a basic water safety course requiring swim 200 yards continuously

    Please read the application carefully.  It must be filled out correctly. 

Tenative dates for process:  


Any questions regarding  Physical Agility go to    (Fitness Standards)                     

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