Bristol - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Bristol Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$59,673.22 to $70,771.41
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bristol, RI
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Notice: This job closes at 4:00 PM Eastern on Dec 31, 2023

Job Announcement

Bristol Police Department, RI Public Safety Jobs


The Bristol Police Police Department has concluded their 2022/2023 recruitment drive,

and all vacancies have been filled.

If you are interested in applying to the department for consideration in their future recruitment efforts, we encourage you to submit your application.

While no timeline has been established for their next hiring drive, all applications received will be kept on file for future recruitment efforts. Once the department resumes their active hiring efforts, all applications received will be reviewed for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in the Bristol Police Department.

Please do not contact the department.

When openings become available, the department’s hiring liaison will reach

out to applicants directly through your policeapp portal.



Before proceeding you must download and carefully read the Bristol Police Department Applicant Information Booklet


Serves as a Patrol Officer performing responsible law enforcement duties, including patrol, investigation, collection, and preservation of evidence, traffic control, delivery of crime prevention and community policing services, and a variety of other duties designed to preserve peace and order and to protect life and property in the Town.

The Bristol Police Department provides twenty-four-hour and seven-day-a-week law enforcement service. Patrol Officers fill four (4) shifts and work four (4) days followed by two (2) days off.

Administrative Personnel work Monday through Friday, five (5) days followed by two (2) days off, including holidays off.


  1. The goal of the recruitment process is to aggressively recruit qualified candidates by providing maximum public awareness and access to all segments of the population
  2. Qualifications: All applicants for the position of police officer must meet the following standards and requirements:
  1. Must be a United States citizen
  1. Must be at least 21 years of age on or before appointment to a probationary police officer
  1. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  1. Shall have satisfactorily completed four years of accredited high school or the equivalent thereof.
  1. If he/she has served in the armed forces of the United States or a foreign country, he/she shall have received a discharge therefrom under honorable conditions.
  1. Cannot have been convicted of or otherwise admitted to having committed any felony in a court of law. A conviction or admission to a misdemeanor may be considered a disqualifying factor depending upon the totality of the circumstances (i.e., sentence, facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, distance in time, nature of the incident).
  1. Must be of good moral character and habits and successfully passed a background
  1. Must be in good health and meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements for entry into the Rhode Island Municipal Police.


  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Written Examination
  • Oral Board Interviews
  • Background Investigations
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Psychological Examinations
  • Medical Examination 



The Bristol Police Department, in cooperation with the people of Bristol and in partnership with other public and private agencies, assume a leadership role through a problem-solving approach, as we work together to make Bristol truly New England’s outstanding “community by the sea”. The Bristol Police Department works to prevent crime and disorder, reduce citizen fear of crime, provide for the safe and efficient flow of traffic, provide a variety of noncriminal activities and improve the quality of life of all community members.



Nestled between the Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bay, Bristol serves as the hub for activity in the East Bay region. Each year, visitors from around the world are drawn to Bristol for its historical sites, community events, world-class cuisine, and scenic coastline.



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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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