Portsmouth - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Portsmouth Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Portsmouth, RI

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Portsmouth Police Department, RI Police Jobs



Age - 21 and over; Applicants must possess a valid Driver's License and a High School diploma or GED certificate. Preference will be given to candidates that possess criminal justice/justice administration educational credits and/or honorable military service time. Must meet established departmental medical, physical and psychological standards. Must pass written and oral examinations and all other testing phases of the hiring process.

Application Deadline:

The Town of Portsmouth utilizes PoliceApp for its hiring process. Town applications are required and are available on-line only at www.PoliceApp.com/PortsmouthRI . Deadline for submitting applications is 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020. No applications will be accepted by postal mail, facsimile or e-mail. Previous applicants must re-apply. The employment policies and practices of the Town of Portsmouth are to recruit and hire employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other legally protected status or disabilities that do not interfere with job performance.

Persons with a hardship and questions should contact our Human Resources Director at 401-643-0310.

TENTATIVE TESTING DATES: *Please note that the dates below are tentative and subject to change at any time due to restrictions regarding COVID-19.

OCT. 5, 2020


Application deadline 12:00 PM

OCT. 10, 11, & 12


Physical agility testing (PHS 8:00 am - ?)

OCT. 20, 21, & 22


Written examination (PPD 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

OCT. 27, 28, & 29


Oral Board Examinations

NOV. 8, 2020


Water rescue examinations 


Please be sure to download and print the Physical Agility Forms. These forms include a Release Form (to be signed by you and notarized by a Notary Public), a Fitness Test Medical Certificate (to be completed by a physician), and the Fitness Test Standards. You are REQUIRED to bring these completed forms with you to the Physical Agility Test.


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