Middletown - Patrol Officer

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DepartmentMiddletown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePatrol Officer
Salary$43,679 to start with annual step increases up to Patrol-Step 6 $68,432
Deadline3/2/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactcdursi@middletownri.com
LocationMiddletown, RI
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Job Announcement

Middletown, RI Police Jobs

Town of Middletown

Patrol Officer

 

The Middletown Police Department is currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for the full-time Patrol Officer position. Please refer to information below for further details:

Salary: $43,679 to start with annual step increases up to Patrol - Step 6 $68,432. 

Application Period: Accepting applications from 2/3/2018 – 3/2/2018 at 4:00 pm EST.

RI Municipal Police Training Academy Start Date: July 2018

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 year of age on or before appointment as Probationary Patrol Officer.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D certificate.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain it as a condition of employment.
  • Education such as it may have been attained through completion of 60 credits from an accredited college/university, is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of continuous military service, or five (5) years of continuous military reserve service, or two (2) years of continuous service as a FT Federal, State, or Local Law Enforcement Officer or Correctional Officer, is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment psychological evaluation.
  • Upon appointment to the position, must be a Rhode Island resident and reside within 20-mile radius of the Middletown Police Department and or have the ability to respond within 30 minutes.

 

Application Materials must include the following documents, as applicable:

  • Online Employment Application (required)
  • Resume (required)
  • Copy of your valid Driver's License (required)
  • Copy of your Birth Certificate (required)
  • Copy of your High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate (required)
  • Completed, signed, notarized Permission for Release of Information for Criminal Records (Required. Submit at Orientation). For a blank form, please click here
  • Completed and signed by physician Medical Certificate Form (Required. Submit at Orientation). For a blank form, please click here
  • Proof of Veteran's Status, if applicable – For Eligibility requirements, please click here
  • Proof of Residency, if applicable – For Eligibility requirements, please click here
  • Official Transcript from an accredited college/university, if applicable (mail to Town of Middletown, Office of Human Resources, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842).
  • Proof of Military Service record/Federal, State, or Local Law Enforcement Officer or Correctional Officer record, if applicable.

 

Selection Process

Eligible candidates must successfully complete all of the following mandatory phases to be eligible to remain in the selection process :

  • The Middletown Police Department will be hosting an Open House. This event is NOT mandatory. This event will be held on February 20th, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Middletown Police Department’s Community Room, 123 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842. This event will provide potential applicants an opportunity to speak with our community policing officers about the benefits of being a Middletown Police Officer. Potential applicants may arrive at any time during this event.
 
  • There will be a MANDATORY Informational Meeting for all applicants. This meeting is scheduled to take place on March 13th, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Middletown Town Hall, Council Chambers, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Doors will be open at 6:30 PM. Applicants are to use the front door only to enter the building. You are required to bring one form of picture identification to this meeting. Business attire is required. Applicants will be briefed on the selection process as well as what is expected of them. All mandatory paperwork that has not been turned in is due at this time. You will be awarded a pass/fail score for this step in the process. (NOTE:If travel presents an extreme hardship, please contact Sergeant Clifford McGregor, in writing, prior to the meeting cmcgregor@middletownri.com).
 
  • A Physical Agility Test will be administered to all eligible applicants. This examination is scheduled to take place on March 24th, 2018 at 7:00 AM at the Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School gymnasium and athletic field (For GPS directions use 225 Turner Road, Middletown, RI 02842). Applicants should remain in their vehicles upon arrival until an officer instructs them to make their way to the building. This event is MANDATORY unless an exemption has been granted. A Physical Agility test exemption may be given if the applicant has successfully passed another Rhode Island Police Department agility test during this calendar year and this date conflicts with another departments application process. You are required to bring one form of picture identification to this examination. You will be awarded a pass/fail score for this step in the process.

 

  • A Water Rescue/Swim Test will be administered to all eligible applicants. This test is scheduled to take place on March 25th, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Newport County YMCA pool, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842. You are required to bring one form of picture identification to this examination. You will be awarded a pass / fail score for this step in the process.
 

 

  • A Written Examination will be administered to all eligible applicants. This examination is scheduled to take place on March 25th, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Middletown High School Cafeteria, 130 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842. You are required to bring one form of picture identification to this examination. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the exam to check-in.

                ♦ Minimum passing score = 70.

                ♦ Maximum score possible = 100.

 
  • Oral Interviews with the Middletown Personnel Board will be held for eligible applicants, after the written examination on April 9th and April 10th, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Middletown Town Hall Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. The Town reserves the right to interview the top 20 candidates only, depending on the number of applicants.

                ♦ Minimum passing score = 70.

                ♦ Maximum interview score = 100.

 
  • Educational Points will be added at this time to applicants who passed the Oral Interview, as follows (Official College transcripts must have been submitted to Human Resources):

                ♦ Associate’s Degree = 5

                ♦ Bachelor’s Degree = 10

 
  • Additional Residency points and Veteran’s Preference points will be added at this time in accordance with the Middletown Town Charter Section 37.032 (B) and 37.034. Appropriate proof must be submitted to Human Resources prior to the interviews with the Middletown Personnel Board. Applicants will be ranked by their total scores and the Middletown Personnel Board will certify the list accordingly.
 
  • The Certified List is valid for a period of up to 2 years from the date that it is certified by the Middletown Personnel Board. The Town reserves the right to abolish the List in accordance with Town Code and establish a new List at any time during the two-year period.
 
  • Candidates will then be selected from the Certified List for further consideration. Interviews will be conducted by the Middletown Police Department. You must attend such interview to continue in the Middletown selection process.
 
  • Pre-employment Background Checks, Pre-Employment Physical and Psychological Examinations will be administered for those candidates selected for further consideration and who have accepted a conditional employment offer. You will not be eligible to continue in the selection process if you do not pass these examinations.
 
  • An extensive Background Investigation will be completed to evaluate a candidate's employment, education, military service, criminal record, and behavioral history to ensure each candidate meets a high moral and ethical code. You will not be eligible to continue in the selection process if you do not pass this evaluation.
 
  • Successful candidates will then be appointed as Police Officer Trainees and assigned to attend the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. Trainees who fail to successfully complete the Academy training course will be removed from the Middletown Certified list.
 
  • Upon successful completion of the Academy training course, the trainee will be appointed as a Probationary Police Officer and receive further in-service training.
 
  • Upon successful completion of one (1) year as a Probationary Police Officer, the officer will be appointed as a regular member of the Middletown Police Department.
 
  • It is the candidate’s responsibility to maintain current contact information in his/her application file
 
  • An email address is required as all communication between the candidates and the Town will be electronic.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Cecilia Dursi, Human Resources Manager

350 East Main Road

Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 846-5781

cdursi@middletownri.com

 

The Town of Middletown is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Please direct questions regarding this job to cdursi@middletownri.com


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