South Kingstown - Probationary Police Officer

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DepartmentSouth Kingstown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleProbationary Police Officer
Salary$45,767 Starting Salary
Deadline1/5/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$25.00
LocationWakefield, RI
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Before proceeding you must download and fully read the "Recruitment Information and required forms" package located under the "Apply Now" button above.

Application is for the formation of a list that will be active for one year following the end of the process.  There is an anticipated opening for a minimum of at least one new hire for the July 2018 RI Municipal Police Training Academy.

Informational sessions will be held at the South Kingstown Police Department (1790 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI) on the following dates & times:   Saturday, November 18th 11am; Tuesday, November 28th 11am; Thursday, December 14th 7pm.  Those attending will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about our department and town, the recruitment process, the agility and written testing, and the academy.  Registration for a session in advance by e-mailing Sgt. Gardner at ; walk-in's also welcome.



Starting salary of $45,767

Annual step increases for 5 years to $64,036 plus longevity pay for top step patrol officer

Health & dental benefits

Educational reimbursement (conditions apply)



South Kingstown, RI is a diverse seaside community of over 30,000 residents that encompasses 63 square miles and includes the University of Rhode Island.  There is also a large tourist population during the summer months.  The Police Department offers specialized services such as Accident Reconstruction Officers, Bike Patrol, Ceremonial Honor Guard, Child Safety Seat Technicians, Dive Team, Field Training Officers, Range Officers, and School Resource Officers.  Currently, the department employs 53 sworn officers.



  • US Citizen
  • Minimum of 21 years of age by date of application
  • Valid driver’s license
  • ONE of the following:
    •  - At least 60 credits (by application deadline) from an accredited college recognized by the US Department of Education
    •  - A high school diploma or GED AND 2 years, continuous, active duty, US Military duty with honorable discharge
    •  - A high school diploma or GED AND 4 years, honorable, continuous, RESERVE/GUARD, US Military service
    •  - A current police officer with a minimum of 5-years of experience
  • Applicants should have strong communications and decision making skills.



  • Physical agility test & swim test
    •  -- Pass / fail
    •  -- All who pass advance to written exam
  • Written exam
    •  -- Must pass all 4 portions of exam by 70% or greater
    •  -- Those with the top 20 scores will be invited for an oral interview
  • Oral Interview
    •  -- A list of 10 candidates will be formulated after the interviews
    •  -- If fewer than 20 candidates are interviewed, the list may be less than 10
    • The list will be valid for one year from the date of certification
  • Background investigation
    •  -- An in-depth investigation will be conducted on candidates given a conditional offer of employment
  • Medical exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Academy training
    • All candidates will be required to successfully complete the RI Municipal Police Training Academy to continue their employment
  • After successful completion of the RI MPTA, probationary officers are required to successfully complete the department’s Field Training Program and one year of employment (from the start of the academy) to become permanent members of the department.


To request a hardship waiver you must submit a letter to Chief Joseph P. Geaber, Jr. stating why you are requesting the waiver.  The request, in letter format, may be emailed to:  Requests must be received and approved prior to the application deadline.

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