North Kingstown - Entry Level Police Officer

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DepartmentNorth Kingstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$51,056 to $69,818
Registration Fee$20.00
LocationNorth Kingstown, RI

Job Announcement

North Kingstown, RI Police Jobs



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 successful candidates may be placed on an eligibility list to fill patrol vacancies.


PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 8:00 a.m. at North Kingstown High School

WRITTEN TEST: SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 12:00 noon at North Kingstown High School (immediately following agility test) 

**There will be no make-up dates scheduled and all fees paid are non-refundable**

Minimum Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate;
  • 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..

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting Salary: $51,056-$69,818
  • Work 180 calendar days a year
  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year. Paid: sick, vacation and personal time 
  • Twenty-five year pension/Deferred comp
  • Overtime and Detail opportunities available
  • Lateral transfers are encouraged and will receive an accelerated application process
  • Agility tests passed within 3 months of process will be accepted

Applications are available online at Application period closes, Monday February 26, 2018 3:00 p.m.

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. All dates are subject to change pending official notification if required. Open Application Period: Deadline for submission is February 26, 2018 at 3:00PM.

  1. Physical Agility Test: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 0800 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. If an applicant has successfully passed an agility test from another department in the state of Rhode Island within 3 months of the above given date, the North Kingstown Police will accept these results and issue an agility waiver. The applicant will be required to facilitate this request with the Training Office. The North Kingstown Police Department exclusively reserves the right to deny any paperwork or results that do meet the requirement defined within the selection process. A valid driver’s license will be required to check in prior to the testing.
  2. Written Examination: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1200 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. If an applicant has submitted an agility waiver to the Training Office, the stated applicant may respond to the North Kingstown High School at 1200 noon for the written examination only. A valid driver’s license will be required to check in prior to the testing.
  3. Oral interview(s): Applicants will receive written invitation to interviews in March of 2018 . Dress code for admittance into the written examination will be proper business attire.


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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