Discussion in 'Rhode Island' started by CTrain, Dec 19, 2007.
Thanks for the update. Maybe see some of you guys/gals there?
Looks like this is going to happen fairly quickly with the application deadline sometime in August and it also states on the PAT requirements that the information is only viewable within a few weeks of the actual PAT.
Minimum Physical Requirements
Vertical Jump - 20.5 inches
300m run - 56 seconds
Situps in 1 minute - 40 situps
Pushups - 33 pushups
1.5 mile run - 11 minutes 58 seconds
I you tubed "rhode island state police" to see if I can find some cool videos, but came up with this:
^ LOL the person who made that video is a tool.
Fifty bucks an app is a little pricey. Concidering how small the department is, and the likely hood that everyone in RI will apply, this is going to be a tough department to get on.
Hard isn't even the word last time they had a process they had like something crazy like 5000 applicants for less then 40 spots in the academy.
I think they said 37 roster spots this time around....
And yes they are a small dept. but they are considered the best of the best when it comes to state agencies.
I tihink you might find 1 or 2 people on here who disagree...
But in regards to the hiring practice they do it the correct way. They offer the test to any one who can PRE-QUALIFY, meaning x amount of college credits or military service, no severe criminal background violations etc. Then the physical is offered which washes out canidates, which is quite a few ( too many NY SYSTEMS in R.I., great sinful food but nonetheless a hazard to your health) then the background checks which, from I know from a P.O. in R.I. are very stringent where even a bad credit report could bounce you and that is a local p.d. not the RISP whose standards are even higher.
yeah I might go just for the testing experience haha
I got a card stating the application deadline, August 3, 2008, and the expected academy commencement to begin in June 2009. It does seem like their process will weed out a lot of people with the preliminary application, the exam, and then the PAT. The odds are definitely against us, but you'd never know unless you try.
The RISP Troopers come from somewhere...they don't just spring from the earth fully-formed. Everyone interested should apply.
Any idea of how soon after the deadline closes they begin testing? I would be curious to know how much time I have to prepare if I were to apply.
Pardon my ignorance, as I have never taken a PT test before. Are the sit ups performed with the elbows 'pointed' forward toward the knees? I have heard of other PT tests where the arms are locked out in a straight line with hands behind the head, and must break the plane with the knees coming up, but the RISP booklet says elbows must -touch- the knees.
I would have edited my last post but didn't see an option to. I apologize if this has been answered before.
All RI cops come from the earth fully formed!! Where have you been!!,lol
No, no, no you got in wrong. Like Athena, MSP Troopers spring from the head of Zeus fully formed, armed and clothed in boots & breeches.
Kind of off topic, but has anyone else noticed that RI Troopers are often "huge friggin' guys"? Quite a few of them that I have seen sure have been, I'm no Tiny Tim but they were some big dudes
I wouldn't know I don't check out guys
Be careful!!! Some reporter might take you out of context like Delta and you will make the paper as being ANTI women etc.............
for all the reporters out there...I am not anti women...just anti media
I guess the internet is no place for humor...go figure
Hmmm. I didn't say handsome men, did I?
90% of you won't even be able to sit to take the test.
Those who have taking it before know what I mean.
Crybaby computer tough guys
From what I've heard, if you are taking the test... wear a suit!
And get a haircut.
Just wondering what you're talking about???
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