North Kingstown - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department North Kingstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$54,164- $74,068
Registration Fee$25.00
Location North Kingstown, RI

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North Kingstown Police Department, RI Police Jobs


Town of North Kingstown – Patrol Officer

The North Kingstown Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

The North Kingstown Police Department is embarking on a recruitment drive to identify potential candidates for hire as probationary full-time police/patrol officers. The names of the  successful candidates may be be considered eligible to fulfill the patrol vacancies. Information regarding applications can be located on-line at the North Kingstown Police Department’s website at, the website for the Town of North Kingstown at, or at

Minimum Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application;
  • Must not have any prior criminal convictions;
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s (driver’s) license;
  • Must successfully pass a written examination, physical agility test, psychological & medical examinations.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background check.
  • Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED

Application Deadline:

Applicants must complete all required paperwork at  All documents are to be submitted no later than February 25, 2019

Job Description:

The North Kingstown Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the posistion(s) of Police Officer. The general description of duties of a North Kingstown police officer includes, but is not limited to: patrol operations, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, community policing activities, and community caretaking functions. Police Officers patrol assigned areas primarily in single officer police vehicles, and interact with citizens on both dispatched and self-initiated calls for service. Police Officers are first responders for incidents and emergency responses and may be required to establish incident command system protocols during a response to a major incident or unusual occurrence. The ability to interact with citizens, maintain ethical standards, and multi-task are critical for police officers to display and maintain.

About Our Department:

The North Kingstown Police Department is currently staffed by forty-six sworn personnel: forty-five officers of various ranks and the Chief of Police. Our police patrols are divided into four squads of six patrol officers and two supervisors, consisting of a Sergeant and Lieutenant. The patrol officers work one of two 12-hour shifts, starting at 7AM to 7PM or 7PM to 7AM. Two squads are assigned to each shift, providing 24-hour 7-day a week of coverage to the Town of North Kingstown. Additionally, one patrol officer is assigned as a School Resource Officer to the North Kingstown High School. Remaining police personnel are assigned to administrative positions or the Detective Division, consisting of 6 detectives including the Detective Lt. Commander. The prosecution office is staffed by a Detective Sergeant and a civilian secretary. Civilian support staff includes four  full-time dispatchers, three secretaries, one clerk and one custodian.

Salary & Benefits:

Employee Benefits include a starting salary of $54,164 with additional benefits of paid vacation, holiday and sick days, salary step increases, annual clothing and maintenance allowance, health insurance, and retirement pay. Benefit information is determined through a collective bargaining agreement between the Town of North Kingstown and IBPO Local 473, and is subject to change.

Application Selection Process:

Eligible candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as specified in this North Kingstown Police Officer Recruitment Packet will proceed through a series of assessments. Candidates who fail to report to any of the testing procedures and/or who fail any component of the testing process will be disqualified from further consideration. There will be no make-up dates scheduled.

The following phases of the testing process are being provided in advance so applicants can plan accordingly. The North Kingstown Police Department will notify all applicants of the specific dates and times for each phase.

  • Open Application Period: Deadline for submission is February 25, 2019.
  • Physical Agility Test: Saturday March 9th at 8:00 a.m. at the North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI. Dress code for admittance into the physical agility test is a plain white T-shirt and plain dark colored gym shorts. The North Kingstown Police Department exclusively reserves the right to deny any paperwork or results that do not meet the requirements defined within the selection process.  A valid driver's license or identification will be required to check in prior to the testing.
  • Written Examination: Saturday March 9th at  12:00 noon at the North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI. Immediately following the agility test the written examination will be administered. Applicants will have an opportunity to change and use the facilities prior to the start. No specific dress code is required for admittance. A valid driver's license or identification will be required to check in prior to the testing.
  • Oral interview(s): Applicants will receive official notification to the interviews in March and April of 2019. Dress code for admittance into the oral interviews willl be proper business attire.

Phase 1 – Physical Agility Testing:

The first phase of the selection process is a physical performance evaluation. This test will be conducted by examiners certified by the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy and is modeled after the minimal physical fitness entrance requirements for the RIMPTA. It consists of a battery of tests including; 300 meter run, 1 minute push-up test, 1 minute sit-up test, and a 1.5 mile run. Candidates must pass all components of the agility test in order to continue to the next phase of the selection process. Those who do not attain the minimum acceptable score will be eliminated from the process and will be so notified at that time. ****Candidates will be required to provide a physician’s note prior to participating in the physical agility test indicating no medical restrictions that would prohibit you from physical activity.

Phase 2 – Written Examination:

All eligible applicants who successfully pass the physical agility component of the testing process will be invited to participate in the second phase of the application selection process, the written examination.

Phase 3 – Oral Interview:

A limited number of candidates who achieve the overall highest test scores from the written examination will be invited through official notification, to participate in the next phase of the process, the oral interview. The top evaluated candidates from this primary interview will be eligible for the Command Staff interview phase. 

Phase 4 – Comprehensive Background Investigation:

Candidates who are deemed eligible may be offered a conditional and contingent offer of probationary employment for the position of police officer with the North Kingstown Police Department must successfully pass a series of pre-employment requirements; attain a satisfactory-average score on the battery of psychological tests; successful completion of the RIMPTA fitness test, a medical examination, which shall include medical history and a drug screen test, as well as an extensive background investigation.

Failure to provide/submit any of the required listed information by the applicant may disqualify the candidate from any further consideration by the North Kingstown Police Department. Applicants who have questions regarding this process may contact Deputy Chief Steven St. Onge at (401) 294-3316 ext 8200 or via email at


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