Jamestown - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Jamestown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location Jamestown, RI

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement

Jamestown Police Department, RI Police Jobs


The professional modern police officer must be prepared for a variety of work assignments and challenges. Policing today requires that you be part of the community and work at resolving real world problems and meeting people. If this describes what you are seeking in a career, I encourage you to apply to the Jamestown Police Department.

The Department is made up of fourteen full-time sworn officers and an additional six civilian support staff. We provide a full range of police services to the community of Jamestown which has a population of nearly 5,500 residents.

The Jamestown Police Department is committed to providing the most professional police services; where the citizens we serve are treated with respect and dignity; where all employees have an opportunity to contribute, learn, receive recognition for accomplishments and be involved in their own personal and professional development; where we constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety while actively engaging the community.

The Jamestown Police Department offers a competitive salary, pension plan and benefits package. If you are looking for a career that offers job diversity, opportunity for advancement and gratification from helping others, apply now.

Downloadable Forms:

Required Authorization & Release Forms - MUST be completed & signed

Application Qualification:

  • US Citizen
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must have no felony or misdemeanor arrests and/or convictions
  • Must have tact and ability to communicate wit people and be able to take command of a wide variety of situations, some of them life-threatening

Application Procedures:

  1. Online application submission via PoliceApp.com
  2. Physical agility examination - You must schedule a test at https://www.fit2serveri.com
  3. Written examination:  
  4. Oral interview
  5. Background investigation
  6. Psychological examination
  7. Physical medical examination
  8. Conditional offer of employment
  9. Attendance and 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

Police Officer Information:

Annual Salaries (as of 07/01/21)

  • First Probationary Year: $40,000.00
    • Second year: $49,642.11
  • Third year: $53,089.48
  • Fourth Year: $68,095.67

Additional Information:

  • The workweek consists of a rotating schedule of four days on and two days off. There are twelve paid holidays, five paid personal days, and vacation days as follows:
    • 1 to 4 years: 14 working days
    • 5 to 9 years: 18 working days
    • 10 to 14 years: 23 working days
    • 15 to 20 years: 26 working days
    • 21 and 22 years: 27 working days
    • 23 and 24 years: 28 working days
    • 25+ years: 30 working days
  • Medical, Dental, and Prescription coverage with a 20% employee co-pay
  • Clothing replacement and maintenance allowances
  • Longevity incentives
  • Pension Plan: 60% after 25 years, up to a maximum of 75%
  • Liability and Life Insurance


Application Instructions:

  • Read the entire application form completely.
  • The application must be typed (type into the form fields where indicated).
  • Answer all the questions contained in the application truthfully. If a section does not pertain to you, put N/A (not applicable). Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • You must submit a copy of the following documents with this application form:
    1. Birth certificate OR naturalization papers
    2. Motor Vehicle operator license
    3. College transcript (if applicable)
    4. Rhode Island Police Academy Certification OR POST Academy Certification (if applicable)
    5. Military discharge papers (if applicable).
    6. Authorization & Release Forms
    7. Physical Agility Certification Form (from Fit2Serve)


The Jamestown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Jamestown Police Department, RI Police Jobs

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