Warren - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Warren Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$58,897 - $74,200
Deadline Oct 13, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Warren, RI
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Starting Base Salary $58,897 Health Insurance
Annual increases to $74,200 Dental Coverage
Overtime opportunities Pension Plan
Clothing & Maintenance allowance Paid sick time
Accreditation incentive & College Incentive Paid holidays
Full pay while in the academy 
Vacation days
Recruitment & Retention Stipend ($1000)  
Accreditation Stipend ($2000)  



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED-equivalent OR 2 years active military service; OR 4 years military reserve service with an honorable discharge
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have an active driver’s license
  • Pass all phases of the testing process
  • Meet requirements of the RI Municipal Police Training Academy



  • Apply on www.PoliceApp.com. In the case of a financial hardship, email Lieutenant Christopher Perreault at christopherperreault@warrenri.gov to request a waiver/paper copy application.

Selection Process - Applicants must successfully complete / pass:

  • Physical Fitness Test- applicant must schedule through a third-party testing service (information will be provided upon receiving of application), prior passing score within the past 12 months accepted. (Based on the RI Municipal Academy entrance requirements)
  • Written Exam- applicant must schedule through a third-party testing service (information will be provided upon receiving of application), prior passing score of 70% within the past two years acceptable.
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Chief of Police Interview
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Psychological and Medical Examinations (as required by RI Law)


Questions may be directed to Lieutenant Christopher Perreault at 401-245-1311 or christopherperreault@warrenri.gov





Serves as a Patrol Officer performing responsible law enforcement duties, including patrol, investigation, traffic control, and a variety of other duties designed to preserve peace and order and to protect life and property in the Town.


Works under the general supervision of the Police Chief, Lieutenant or Sergeant who make general assignments as to the area to be covered, specific cases to be investigated, etc. Duties are performed independently, and Officer must exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies and determining lawful and appropriate courses of action.


  • Patrols in an assigned area of the Town; checks overall security of vacant homes and buildings; periodically checks business establishments and public places for violations of the law and takes appropriate enforcement action; confronts suspicious person and situations and determines appropriate action.
  • Negotiates settlements between emotionally upset and often irrational persons involved in domestic disputes, drunkenness, break-ins, larcenies, vandalism, assaults, etc.
  • Receives dispatch orders and responds to calls for service, emergency situations and serious crimes; takes charge of crime scenes until relieved by higher authority; exercises knowledge of State laws, Federal laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Town ordinances in determining legal justification for arrest, search and seizure, protective custody, etc.
  • Completes and submits all required reports and records in conformance with department regulations and statutory requirements; conducts follow-up investigations on unsolved crimes.
  • Assists citizens requesting assistance or information when appropriate.
  • Enforces municipal ordinances and State laws pertaining to the regulation and control of dogs and other animals through patrol and investigation of complaints. May have to perform these physical functions in the absence of an Animal Control Officer.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Must be able to speak English clearly and distinctly enough to use a police radio, speak to groups, or be overheard when giving commands during a crowd control situation.
  • Ability to use a personal computer to produce reports with a word processing system, and to access the database to obtain information on wants and warrants, stolen vehicles, etc.
  • Must be able to remain calm and think clearly in emergencies, and to adapt to both long-term and short-term stress.
  • Must serve a probationary period of up to one (1) year

Please direct questions regarding this position to davidannunziata@warrenri.gov

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