Middletown - Patrol Officer

Job Overview

Department Middletown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePatrol Officer
Salary$46,820/academy. Annual increases to $73,354. Sign On Bonus Available.
Deadline Apr 2, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Contactcmcgregor@middletownri.com
Location Middletown, RI
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Job Announcement

 

Town of Middletown

Entry Level Patrol Officer

Recruitment/Selection Process Information

 

 

 

Application Period: January 10, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy Start Date: August 5, 2024

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements for Patrol Officer Recruit:

Must be at least 21 years of age on or before December 20, 2024 (Academy graduation date)

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 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 20-mile radius of the Middletown Police Department and/or have the ability to respond in 30 minutes

Rhode Island P.O.S.T. Certified Candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

Middletown Employment Application Packet must include the following:

Resume uploaded with completed Application

Copy of your Valid Driver's License

Copy of your Birth Certificate (or proof of citizenship)

Copy of your High School Diploma or GED Certificate

Copy of successful completion of the Fit2Serve physical agility test.  The test must have been taken within one (1) year of the closing date of this application period.  Schedule through www.Fit2Serveri.com if you do not have this completed.  MANDATORY for all applicants.  

Copy of successful completion of the Fit2Serve written exam.  The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the closing date of this application period.  Schedule through www.Fit2Serveri.com  if you do not have this completed.  MANDATORY for all applicants.  

Copy of successful completion of the Fit2Serve pool training session.  The session must have been taken within one (1) year of the closing date of this application period.  Schedule through www.Fit2Serveri.com  if you do not have this completed.  MANDATORY for all applicants.    

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 physician (form located in DOCUMENTS) Date of physician's signature must be within a six month period from May 20, 2024 (Date of academy fitness test).  This is required in order to participate in the mandatory Academy fitness test.  

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

 

 

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

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

 Application Selection Process

IMPORTANT DATES - These dates are subject to change

Electronic Application Submission                              January 10, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Interview with Middletown Police Department             week of April 8, 2024

Candidate List Established and Certified by                week of April 15, 2024

Mandatory Academy (RIMPTA) Orientation                 May 3, 2024

Mandatory Academy Physical Fitness Assessment     May 20, 2024

Psychological Testing                                                   week of May 27, 2024

Medical and Drug Testing                                             week of May 27, 2024

RIMPTA start date                                                         August 5, 2024

RIMPTA Graduation date                                              December 20, 2024

                                

Additional Information

Interviews with the Middletown Police Department will be held for eligible applicants at the Middletown Police Department, 123 Valley Road, Middletown, RI.  You will be notified of the exact date and time if you progress to this phase in the process.  The Town reserves the right to interview the top 20 candidates only, depending on the number of applicants. You will not be eligible to continue in the Middletown selection process if you do not pass this interview.

 

Educational Points will be awarded to applicants as follows:

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Field  = 5
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Field  = 10

 

Residency points and Veteran’s Preference points will be added at the end of the interview process in accordance with the Middletown Town Charter Sections 37.032 (B) and 37.034 respectively.  Appropriate proof must be submitted prior to the interviews.  Applicants will be ranked by their total scores and the Personnel Board will certify the list accordingly.

The Eligibility List will be valid for a period of up to two (2) years from the certification date by the Middletown Personnel Board. The Town reserves the right to abolish the List in accordance with Town Code and establish a new list at any time during the two-year period.

Candidates will then be selected from the Certified List for further consideration. 

Pre-employment Background Checks, Psychological Examination, Medical and Pre-employment Drug tests 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. 

Candidates selected will then be appointed as Police Officer Recruits and assigned to attend the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. Recruits who fail to successfully complete the Academy training course will be removed from the Middletown Certified List.

Upon successful completion of the Academy training course, the recruit will be appointed as a Probationary Patrol Officer and will go through a sixteen (16) week Field Training Evaluation Program with the department.

Upon successful completion of one (1) year as a Probationary Patrol Officer, the officer 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

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 

Lieutenant Cliff McGregor at cmcgregor@middletownri.com or

Administrative Assistant Lisa Sisson at lsisson@middletownri.com

 

 

The Town of Middletown 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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