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The City of Pawtucket is now accepting applications for Police Officer at this time

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Message from Chief Paul King

Thank your for your interest in the Pawtucket Police Department. The Pawtucket Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency comprised of 153 sworn members and more than 50 civilian employees. We are the 3rd largest municipal police department in the state, behind Providence and Warwick.

The department is organized into three divisions comprised of the patrol division, the criminal investigative division and the administrative division. There are many different positions within these divisions that offer a wide array of opportunity for career development. Good luck in your pursuit of a career in law enforcement and I look forward to meeting you during our hiring process.

Employment Process

Upon completion of the written test, agility test and interview process, candidates receiving a passing grade will be placed on an eligibility list for employment.

As positions become available, candidates will be selected to attend the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, which lasts approximately fifteen (15) weeks.

Upon successful completion of the Academy, candidates are sworn into the department and begin a 12-week Field Training Program and one (1) year probationary period.

Career Opportunities

  • Patrol Officer
  • Special Response Team
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Motorcycle Officer
  • DARE Officer
  • Detective
  • BCI/CSI
  • Special Squad/Vice Investigator
  • Prosecution Officer
  • Administrative Officer

Application Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age or older.
  • Submit a copy of a High School Diploma
  • Submit a copy of a College Degree or proof of thirty (30) college credits (30 credits prior to August 1, 2014)
  • Submit proof of one (1) year of active Military Service in lieu of degree or credits
  • Submit a valid Driver's license

Application

Selection Process

  • Entry Level Written Examination
  • Initial Interview Board
  • Successful background investigation
  • Command Interviews
  • Physical Exam
  • Drug Screening

Physical Fitness Standards

Men

Event Age < 20 Age 20 - 29 Age 30 - 39 Age 40 - 49 Age 50 - 59
300 Meter Run 59.0 Seconds 59.0 Seconds 58.9 Seconds 72.0 Seconds 83.2 Seconds
1 Minute Sit - Ups 41 Sit Ups 38 Sit Ups 35 Sit Ups 29 Sit Ups 24 Sit Ups
1 Minute Push-Up 29.0 29.0 24.0 18.0 13.0
1.5 Mile Run 12:38 Minute 12:38 Minute 12:58 Minute 13:50 Minute 15:06 Minute

Women

Event Age < 20 Age 20 - 29 Age 30 - 39 Age 40 - 49 Age 50 - 59
300 Meter Run 71.0 Seconds 71.0 Seconds 79.0 Seconds 94.0 Seconds N/A
1 Minute Sit - Ups 32 Sit Ups 32 Sit Ups 25 Sit Ups 20 Sit Ups 14 Sit Ups
1 Minute Push-Up 15.0 15.0 11.0 9.0 n/d
1.5 Mile Run 14:50 Minute 14:50 Minute 15:43 Minute 16:31 Minute 18:18 Minute

Salary & Benefits

  • Patrolman - $1065.68 / week
  • 15 paid Holidays / year
  • Longevity Pay - 7.5% to 10.75%
  • 20 year retirement benefit
  • 18 Days Vacation after One (1) year employment
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits
  • Educational Opportunities