Cranston - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Cranston Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$51,202.84 with annual steps to $75,731.76
Deadline Mar 8, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Cranston, RI
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Cranston Police Department, RI Public Safety Jobs




Starting Salary: $51,2020.84


All applications must be submitted via by 11:59pm, Monday March 8, 2021.

The physical agility test and written test are scheduled for Saturday March 20, 2021. 

The Physical Agility Test is conducted in accordance with the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. This test is graded on a pass/fail basis. Failure to pass the agility test shall prevent an applicant from advancing in the examination process. The agility test will take place on March 20, 2021 at 8am at Cranston West High School 80 Metropolitan Ave Cranston, RI 02920. Please refer to agility test standards which can be found at  There is no makeup date and failure to appear on time will preclude you from participating. You must bring the completed and notarized waiver for the physical agility test. You will not be allowed to take the agility test without this waiver. COVID protocols will be in place.   Applicants must present a valid photo identification.

Applicants who have passed the agility test will proceed to the next phase which consists of a standardized written examination in reading, written communication, observation and memory, but not limited to other testing objectives. The written test will take place following the agility test on March 20, 2021 at 1pm in the Cranston West High School cafeteria 80 Metropolitan Ave Cranston, RI 02920. Please allow 3 ½ hours for the exam. You will be precluded from taking the exam if you do not appear on time. There is no makeup date. The applicant must achieve a passing score of 70% to move on to the interview phase.  COVID protocols will be in place.   Applicants must present a valid photo identification.

When the application process has ended, an email with information specific to March 20th will be sent to all applicants by March 12, 2021.


  • Must be 18 years of age by March 8, 2021
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or possess a valid and authorized Immigration & Naturalization citizenship in the US
  • Must have good communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to multi-task during stressful
  • Must demonstrate a history of good work ethic and civil
  • Weight must be proportionate to
  • Be of good health, moral character and habits, and sound in body and
  • Individuals with felony criminal convictions (including those expunged) will be removed from consideration.
  • Individuals with misdemeanor criminal convictions (including those expunged) may be removed from consideration depending on the facts and
  • Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will be disqualified per Federal Law (18 S.C. 922 (g) (9).
  • Driving history will be considered and may be disqualify some
  • Persons with  a  driving  history  which  includes  “driving  while  impaired”  will  be
  • Must not test positive for a substance that is classified as illegal without a prescription in the State of Rhode


Any questions may be directed to Recruitment Officer Glenn Cipalone at (401) 477-5153 or email (




The City of Cranston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Cranston Police Department is a National Accredited Police 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.

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