Warwick - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

DepartmentWarwick Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$42,652 1st year- $68,744 after 4 years
Registration Fee$40.00
LocationWarwick , RI

Job Announcement

 Warwick, RI Police Jobs


2017 Recruitment Drive

The Warwick Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer who demonstrate good judgment, an even temperament, respect and appreciate diversity, show creativity and problem-solving skills, think on their feet, handle pressure, and show leadership skills.

The Warwick Police Department has a complement of 175 sworn officers (*) and 53 civilian employees serving Rhode Island’s     second largest city. * denotes current staffing levels, subject to change.

Applications will be accepted from Thursday, July 20, 2017, through Friday, September 1, 2017.  All applications will be completed and processed through www.policeapp.com/WarwickRI.  The written test will be administered on TBD (September 2017), followed by the physical fitness assessment on TBD (September 2017). 


1. U.S. Citizen
2. 21-35 years of age (may not have reached your 36th birthday by October 2, 2017)
3. Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
4. High school Diploma or GED
5. Minimum 60 college credits as of October 2, 2017 from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Dept of Education OR
6. 3 years full-time police, law enforcement, or corrections experience by October 2, 2017 OR
7. 3 years active military duty as of October 2, 2017 OR
8. 5 years military reserve service as of October 2, 2017
9. Good moral character


  1. Electronic application submission – www.policeapp.com
  2. Written examination – September 2017
  3. Physical fitness test – September 2017
  4. Oral interview(s) – September 2017
  5. Eligibility list established – October 2, 2017
  6. Background investigation
  7. Medical examination
  8. Psychological examination
  9. RI Municipal Police Academy
  10. One year probation period including FTO program
  11. Permanent appointment as a police officer



(Note: Applicants unable to upload documents must provide at the Written examination)

  1. A certified copy of your birth certificate or naturalization papers.
  2. A photocopy of your driver’s license.
  3. A photocopy of your college diploma and a certified copy of your college transcript.
  4. Proof of military service.
  5. Police/Corrections Academy diploma.


Note: All uploaded documents must be legible with the originals available upon request.


Annual salaries as of July 1, 2017:

First Year        $42,652                                   Second Year   $54,692

Third Year       $60,857                                   Fourth Year     $68,744

The typical workweek consists of a rotating schedule of 4 days on and 2 days off with 14 paid holidays annually.

            1 to 5 years of service             19 vacation days

            6 to 10 years of service           22 vacation days

            11 to 15 years of service         25 vacation days

            16 + years of service               27 vacation days

Medical, Dental, and Prescription coverage 
Liability and Life Insurance

Salary step increase incentives, starting after 4 years of service of 8.5 percent increasing to 13.5 percent after 24 years

             Pension of:      50 percent after 25 years of service
                                     60 percent after 30 years of service
                                     70 percent after 35 years of service           

Clothing replacement and maintenance allowance



Warwick, RI Police Jobs


The City of Warwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the
Americans with Disabilities Act as well as maintaining an updated E.E.O.P.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

 Warwick, RI Police Jobs

Please direct questions regarding this job to gary.driscoll@warwickri.com

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