Woonsocket - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Woonsocket Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalaryProbationary Salary: $789.29 per week | Salary after probation: $1,079.47 per week
Registration Fee$55.00
Location Woonsocket, RI

Job Announcement

Woonsocket Police Department, RI Police Jobs


The City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is holding open competitive examinations to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer


  • Applications must be submitted online via policeapp.com by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2021
  • There is a non-refundable $55.00 testing fee. (May be waived in cases of financial burden – submit letter to Personnel Division for consideration)


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Have no felony convictions


  • Probationary salary rate: $789.29 per week
  • Salary rate after probation: $1,079.47 per week


The Woonsocket Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency committed to the community policing philosophy. At full strength, the Department has 101 officers assigned throughout its Divisions and Specialized Units: Uniform Patrol / Detectives / K-9 / Juvenile Division / Court Prosecution / Traffic / Vice / SWAT / Honor Guard / Training / Internal Affairs.

Police officers have the responsibility and duty to safeguard life and property through legal and ethical enforcement of State / Federal law and City Ordinances, to respond to and take action in emergencies, to competently investigate crimes and pursue offenders, to diligently maintain order and to address quality of life issues with respect for all persons, in accordance with established policies and procedures.


The City of Woonsocket provides benefits including, but not limited to, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, medical and dental insurance, longevity incentives.


The recruiting process will take several months to complete. Strict instructions will be provided for each stage; compliance with these instructions is part of the evaluation process.


Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Woonsocket Middle School – Hamlet Building
240 Florence Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Applicants who pass the written exam are invited to take the Fitness Assessment.


Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Woonsocket Middle School – Hamlet Building
777 Cass Ave, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Applicants who pass the Written and Fitness assessment are invited to the Oral Board.


Projected for the week of October 25 – 29, 2021
Woonsocket Police Department
242 Clinton St., Woonsocket, RI 02895


Applicants who successfully complete these stages will be placed on a hiring list that is active for a period of at least six months and up to two years.

Prior to employment, applicants on the hiring list are subject to an extensive background check, psychological assessment, and a medical examination, as well as a fitness test by the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy.

The City of Woonsocket is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to ecunanan@woonsocketri.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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