Charlestown - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Charlestown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$56,400 1st Year / $68,013 2nd Year
Deadline Sep 30, 2019 4:00 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$45.00
Contactpgingerella@charlestownpolice.org
Location Charlestown, RI
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Notice: This job closes at 4:00 PM Eastern on Sep 30, 2019

Job Announcement

Charlestown Police Department, RI Public Safety Jobs

CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

POLICE OFFICER

**THIS POSTING IS FOR ENTRY LEVEL (NON-CERTIFIED) POLICE OFFICERS ONLY, IF YOU ARE A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER, YOU MUST CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO THE CERTIFIED POSITION - All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE**

Before proceeding you must review the additional documents located under the apply now button above:  

  • Recruitment Booklet
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Medical Certificate
  • Recruitment Flyer

You are required to have the Medical Certificate completed by a Physician in order to participate in the Physical Agility test.
 All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE

TESTING:

Physical Agility Test: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 0800 hrs at Chariho High School, 453 Switch Rd, Wood River Junction (Richmond), RI  02894
  • Dress Code for admittance into the physical agility test is a plain white t-shirt and plain blue gym shorts.  
  • Anyone passing the agility will immediately take the Written Examination at 11:00 a.m. 
  • Dress Code for admittance into the written examination will be proper business attire.
  • (Changing facilities available at High School)

THERE ARE NO MAKE UP EXAMS, PLEASE PLAN YOU SCHEDULE ACCORDINGLY!

GENERAL DUTIES

  1. Exercise authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the oath of office.
  2. Respond to all calls for service, rendering first aid when applicable.
  3. Aid citizens requesting assistance or information.
  4. Arrest persons for violating the law or those wanted by other law enforcement agencies.
  5. Issue traffic citations, enforce motor vehicle laws and parking ordinances.
  6. Seize, collect, preserve, transport, photograph, and inventory evidence and property taken into custody.
  7. Maintain weapons and equipment in a state of operational readiness.
  8. Promptly serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and other official papers.
  9. Coordinate efforts with other department employees to ensure that team work leads to the successful attainment of police short and long-term goals and objectives.
  10. Maintain certification with assigned equipment.
  11. Perform other duties, within the scope of their employment, as assigned by the division commander or Chief of Police.

SALARY

  • Starting Salary: $56,400 and a generous benefits package 

ABOUT THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN & THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • Seasonal coastal community with a population that triples in the summer months.
  • This test is to establish a hiring list for anticipated openings prior to the start of the January 2019 Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application.
  • Must have a minimum of 60 college credits, in any course of study from an accredited college or university by the application deadline. In lieu of college credits, candidates may substitute a combination of high school diploma or GED certification and three (3) years of continuous active-duty U.S. Military service or five (5) years of reserve U.S. Military Service or three (3) years of previous full-time law enforcement experience. Candidate must provide an official stamped transcript or Military DD-214.
  • Must possess and provide a copy of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide a valid copy of your social security card.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a written examination, physical agility and psychological test based on Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy standards.
  • Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background security check.

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Upon successful passing of the Physical Agility test you will then be invited to sit for the Written Exam immediately following.
  • Upon successful passing of the Written Exam, you will then be invited to sit for an interview at a date to be determined.

HIRING PROCESS

  • Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Physical Agility test at the Police Academy

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications will only be accepted through PoliceApp.com
  • Application period closes September 30, 2019 4:00pm.
  • Application Processing Fee to be paid directly to PoliceApp.com

Please direct questions regarding this position to pgingerella@charlestownpolice.org


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