Middletown - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Middletown Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salarystarting at $56,335.20 Commensurate with years of service
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Middletown, RI

Job Announcement

Middletown Police Department, RI Public Safety Jobs


Applicants must be active P.O.S.T. certified police officers in good standing with their current department or officers who retired in good standing.  

Out of state P.O.S.T. certified applicants will be considered pending comparative compliance approval through the

Rhode Island Police Officers Commission of Standards and Training (POST). 





Minimum Requirements for Patrol Officer:

Must be at least 21 years of age on or before appointment 

Must be a United States Citizen

Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate

Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain it as a condition of employment

Must be P.O.S.T. certified police officer in good standing with their department OR officer who retired in good standing with their department

Must successfully pass a pre-employment background check

Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam

Must successfully pass a pre-employment psychological exam

Upon appointment to the position, must reside within a 20-mile radius of the Middletown Police Department and/or have the ability to respond in 30 minutes.



Middletown Employment Application Packet must include the following:

Resume uploaded with completed Application

Copy of your Valid Driver's License

Copy of your P.O.S.T. certification and/or Academy Graduation Certificate

Copy of your Birth Certificate or proof of citizenship

Copy of your High School Diploma or GED Certificate

Completed, signed and notarized Permission for Release of Information for Criminal Records (Form located in DOCUMENTS)

Fitness Test Medical Certificate Form completed and signed by a physician (Form located in DOCUMENTS)

Proof of Veteran's Status - if applicable (Eligibility requirements located in DOCUMENTS)

Proof of Residency - if applicable (Eligibility requirements located in DOCUMENTS)

Official Transcript from an accredited college or university - if applicable 

Applicant Selection Process

Electronic application submission

Physical Agility Test

Oral interview with Middletown Police Interview Panel

Approval of Personnel Board and Town Administrator

Background Investigation

Conditional Offer of Employment

Medical Examination

Psychological Examination

One (1) year probation period including modified Field Training Evaluation Program with the department


A Fitness Test Medical Certificate must be signed by a physician within 6 months of the test date in order for you to be allowed to take part in the Physical Agility Test.   


This form and the current physical fitness standards are attached to this posting.   You may upload them with your application or bring them with you to the Physical Agility Test. 



** It is your responsibility to maintain your current contact information in your application file **

**An email address is required. All communication will be electronic**


Pre-employment Background Checks, Physical and Psychological Examinations, a Pre-employment Drug Test along with additional interviews will be administered for those candidates selected for further consideration and who have accepted a conditional offer of employment.  You will not be eligible to continue in the selection process if you do not pass these examinations.

An extensive Background Investigation will be completed to evaluate a candidate's employment, education, military service, criminal record and behavioral history to ensure each candidate meets a high moral and ethical standard.  You will not be eligible to continue in the selection process if you do not pass this portion of the process.

Upon successful completion of one (1) year as a Probationary Police Officer, you will be appointed as a regular member of the Middletown Police Department.  Information about the FOP Lodge #21 Collective Bargaining Agreement can be found at www.middletownri.com/contracts 


Lieutenant Cliff McGregor at cmcgregor@middletownri.com or

Administrative Assistant Lisa Sisson at lsisson@middletownri.com


The Town of Middletown RI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please direct questions regarding this position to cmcgregor@middletownri.com

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