Police Officer Requirements - Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy

MINIMUM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be at least 21 years of age as of the last date of the Official Application Period announcement

Must be a High School graduate or possess a General Education Diploma (GED)

Applicant claiming Veterans preference must present proof of entrance and separation dates (form DD-214) * with the application.

 

Must possess a valid driver’s license (a valid Rhode Island license must be presented at the time of appointment as a Police Officer Trainee)

Undergo the following:

Physical Agility Examination

Written Examination

Medical examination (including drug screening)

Psychological Exam by certified Psychologist

Oral Board Interviews

An extensive background investigation

Other examinations may include: a swim test, drug screen, physical and psychological examinations.

 

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Rhode Island State Police

General Requirements

         An applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

         An applicant must possess a valid operator's (driver's) license.

         An applicant must have reached the age of eighteen (18) years in order to be admitted as a candidate to the state police training school. The maximum age of admission to the Training Academy is age thirty-five (35).

         An applicant must be a high school graduate, or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) issued by a State Department of Education

         There are no maximum or minimum height requirements.

         An applicant's weight must be in proportion to his/her height.

         An applicant must possess visual acuity of 20/40 (binocular vision) or better without correction, and visual acuity of 20/20 or better with corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses).

         An applicant must possess normal color and depth perception as determined by a Division physician.

         An applicant must possess normal hearing ability, as determined by a Division physician.

         An applicant is precluded from having any tattoos or other body art which is visible while in Division uniform or on duty if not in uniform.

 

 

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