South Kingstown - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department South Kingstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$51,012 - $71,375 plus longevity
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Wakefield, RI

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South Kingstown Police Department, RI Police Jobs          SOUTH KINGSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT          South Kingstown Police Department, RI Police Jobs

1790 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879

(401) 783-3321 ♦ Fax (401) 788-9775

South Kingstown Police Department, RI Police Jobs


Before proceeding, you must download and fully read the "RECRUITMENT BOOKLET" located under the "Apply Now" button in the upper right portion of this webpage.



The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of police officer. The department focuses on community policing and providing its citizens with high-quality public safety services.

The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island is a coastal community covering 63 square miles with more than 30,000 full time residents. South Kingstown is home to the University of Rhode Island, South County Hospital, many popular tourist destinations and a bustling downtown business district.

South Kingstown Police Department has 58 sworn officers that serve in a variety of units within the Uniform, Detective, and Administrative Support divisions.

To be considered for a position with the South Kingstown Police Department, applicants must be a U.S. citizen; be 18 years of age or older; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; possess a valid driver’s license; be able to speak, read and write the English language; be able to pass a physical examination given by a physician, a physical fitness/ agility examination, a written examination, an oral examination, a swim proficiency test, a drug screen, a psychological examination and a comprehensive background investigation.

The South Kingstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.     


  • Year 1: $51.012
  • Year 2: $53,140
  • Year 3: $55,265
  • Year 4: $57,986
  • Year 5: $60,808
  • Year 6: $71,375

Officers receive paid vacation days, paid holidays, sick leave, medical & dental insurance, eyewear reimbursement, education reimbursement, and membership in the Rhode Island state pension system.

Patrol officers work a 4-2 rotating schedule on one of three shifts:

            1st shift            0700-1500 (7am-3pm)

            2nd shift           1500-2300 (3pm-11pm)

            3rd shift            2300-0700 (11pm-7am)



1. Agility Test – August 6, 2022 - 9:00am

Mackal Fieldhouse, University of RI, Kingston, RI

Bring driver’s license, water bottle, and paperwork listed on page 3, step 2 of the 2022 Recruitment Booklet. Wait outside until directed inside.  Applicants must wear a plain white tee shirt and dark blue or black gym shorts. NO sweat pants, yoga/compression pants/shorts will be allowed.  *** Valid Fit 2 Serve certification is accepted ***

2. Written Test- August 6, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Mackal Fieldhouse, University of RI, Kingston, RI

You will be given time to change into proper business attire for the written exam.  Bring your driver’s license, #2 pencils and water.  No food will be allowed in the exam room.

3. Oral Interview
    August 22nd-26th. Times to be determined.
    South Kingstown Police Department

4. Final Selection
    Applicants will be placed in a pool and chosen at the discretion of the Chief of Police


RSVP is requested but not required at recruitment

June 28th, 2022  11:00am-7:00pm

July 12th, 2022   11:00am-7:00pm

South Kingstown Police Department

1790 Kingstown Rd.



All hired candidates must attend a 20-week training at the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. The final pool of candidates will be considered for both the January & July/August 2023 academies. Those hired will be required to attend mandatory dates for academy business within 2 months of the start of the academy. The probationary period begins upon hire date. All recruits from this police department receive probationary salary while in the police academy. All equipment and uniforms are purchased and supplied by the police department.



Please visit to apply. There is a no additional testing fees other than what charges. Applicants financially unable to pay the fee must request a hardship waiver in writing from the Chief of Police prior to submitting their application.


Any questions can be emailed to and someone will respond to your questions within 2 business days. 


Applications and required forms must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday July 24th, 2022. To download the required forms, please click the link titled RECRUITMENT BOOKLET towards the top right corner of this web page.





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