Bristol - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Bristol Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Bristol, RI

Job Announcement

Bristol Police Department, RI Public Safety Jobs


Police Officer Recruitment

Starting $67,172-$67,672

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on or before appointment to a probationary police officer
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Shall have satisfactorily completed four years of accredited high school or the equivalent thereof.
  • 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.
  • Must be of good moral character and habits and successfully passed a background
  • Must be in good health and meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements  for entry into the Rhode Island Municipal Police


  • Probationary Patrol Officer (year 1)  $60,971
  • Second Class Patrol Officer (year 2) $63,915
  • First Class Patrol Officer (year 3)  $72,116
  • Annual Clothing Allowance $1,445
  • Regular Detail Rate $56.00 p/h
  • Special Detail Rate $76.00 p/h
  • Longevity 5%-10% Based on years of service F.Y.2024 CBA
    • 5 years of service 7% = $5,224
    • 10 years of service   8%  =  $5,769
    • 15 years of service 9% = $6,490
    • 20 years of service   10% = $7,211
  • Annual Accreditation Incentive $1,000
  • Education Incentive: Bachelors Annual $250
  • Masters Annual $500
  • Annual Holiday Pay Incentive $3,756

Starting Probationary Salary as of 7/1/24


                (based on the current collective bargaining agreement)


  • 12-13 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 2 Personnel Days
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Blue Cross/Delta Dental with low deductible & co-pay
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 480 Compensatory Time accumulation
  • MERS Police State Pension Retirement
  • Full medical post-retirement until Medicare age 65

Vacation Days

  • 1-2 years of service (8 days annually)
  • 2-5 years of service (14 days annually)
  • 5-10 years of service (19 days annually)
  • 10-16 years of service (24 days annually)
  • 16-plus years of service (27 days annually)
  • 20-plus years of service (28 days annually)
  • Medical Yearly Buy-Back Option

Single Plan  $2,400      Family Plan   $6,000

               (based on the current collective bargaining agreement)


The police application can be obtained at beginning December 8, 2023, and completed no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024.  For an in-depth benefits package and requirements, An Applicant Handbook is provided by visiting


The Town of Bristol is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Bristol Police Department is a Nationally and State Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.

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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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