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I work in providence not for billy though.....
He isn't hardcore like going through the academy but he doesn't take any shit he still has the trooper attitude and work ethic thats for sure and has very high expectations.
 

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So any word yet on when the test actually is?


... or is it on the site, and I'm having a brain fart?
 

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Just to comment on the "best of the best" commentary floating around. For those of you not from RI, RISP has been extremely successful in impressing on the public an image of perfection, utmost discipline, and extreme "no bullshitedness". They advertise as being absolutely a cut above the rest by a wide margin. Whether or not this is true can be up for debate. They are probably the most paramilitary (in the true sense of the word) state police organization in the country. Troopers salute their superiors all day. They come in all heights, but are all absolutely solid. They look like Marine Corps drill sgts, and I mean nearly ALL of them. In a state where corruption has run rampant through nearly all government departments including MANY PD's, the RISP have remained virtually impervious to that kind of behavior, even when it was endorsed by past mayors and governors. Their detective division is extremely squared away, constantly wiretapping drug rings, corrupt politicians and the mob. They work only with the AG and US Attorney - no city solicitor prosecutions. Their selection process is extremely vigorous, and competition is extreme to say the least. They are looking for people with nearly spotless backgrounds, that includes driving history and credit. Even if you do make it through the academy, you may still be placed on a reserve list. In RI you can always tell an off duty trooper by the way they stand and their build. Best of the best? Maybe. Totally different plane of LE? Definitely.
 
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Just to comment on the "best of the best" commentary floating around. For those of you not from RI, RISP has been extremely successful in impressing on the public an image of perfection, utmost discipline, and extreme "no bullshitedness". They advertise as being absolutely a cut above the rest by a wide margin. Whether or not this is true can be up for debate. They are probably the most paramilitary (in the true sense of the word) state police organization in the country. Troopers salute their superiors all day. They come in all heights, but are all absolutely solid. They look like Marine Corps drill sgts, and I mean nearly ALL of them. In a state where corruption has run rampant through nearly all government departments including MANY PD's, the RISP have remained virtually impervious to that kind of behavior, even when it was endorsed by past mayors and governors. Their detective division is extremely squared away, constantly wiretapping drug rings, corrupt politicians and the mob. They work only with the AG and US Attorney - no city solicitor prosecutions. Their selection process is extremely vigorous, and competition is extreme to say the least. They are looking for people with nearly spotless backgrounds, that includes driving history and credit. Even if you do make it through the academy, you may still be placed on a reserve list. In RI you can always tell an off duty trooper by the way they stand and their build. Best of the best? Maybe. Totally different plane of LE? Definitely.
 

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RISP is definitely known for not taking any bullshit! The ones I've met are good guys and definitely know their stuff!

If you're Italian you have a great chance of getting on! :L:
 

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Yeah or if your first name isnt Vinny, Sal, Tony, or Franko you dont stand a chance.

I read else where, they are looking to put on a class of about 35 recruits.

Does anyone know if this test is competing for just those 35 slots or if they are going to use this test to establish a list for future classes as they are needed.
 

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Considering their new marketing campaign regarding a liberal selection process, I decided to sign up and represent the Irish population.
 

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The Italian thing is more true about Providence PD, but not RISP - if you look at most troopers backgrounds they typically come from mixed european heritage, mostly being Irish in all honesty. The Colonel's last name is Doherty. RI has a bigger Irish population than Italian, and actually a more "blue blooded" Irish political influence, though it didn't seem like it for the past couple decades due to la cosa nostra bullshit. The Italian way is still prevalent in some government arenas, but really has begun to fade out with respect to law enforcement in general, in wide part due to oustings, indictments and restructuring resulting from corruption crackdowns in the last ten years. In all honesty, if this were a providence police recruitment drive, I'd be more inclined to agree with you - but RISP has a pretty concrete set of standards that don't really budge based on your last name being Scarpelli, or knowing a prominent Italian state rep from federal hill. Basis: current prosecutor with RIAG.
 

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The Italian thing is more true about Providence PD, but not RISP - if you look at most troopers backgrounds they typically come from mixed european heritage, mostly being Irish in all honesty. The Colonel's last name is Doherty. RI has a bigger Irish population than Italian, and actually a more "blue blooded" Irish political influence, though it didn't seem like it for the past couple decades due to la cosa nostra bullshit. The Italian way is still prevalent in some government arenas, but really has begun to fade out with respect to law enforcement in general, in wide part due to oustings, indictments and restructuring resulting from corruption crackdowns in the last ten years. In all honesty, if this were a providence police recruitment drive, I'd be more inclined to agree with you - but RISP has a pretty concrete set of standards that don't really budge based on your last name being Scarpelli, or knowing a prominent Italian state rep from federal hill. Basis: current prosecutor with RIAG.
It was a joke.
 

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It was a joke.
Hey man I understand it was a joke - I just thought it would be interesting to talk about in more detail. The fact is, RI is an f'd up place that evokes alot of different opinions and just wanted to touch on them, thats it, considering what you said is not too far from the truth with respect to RI in general.
 

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My notice said to arrive at 1:00 PM, and the exam begins at 2:30. I guess they must be running different groups throughout the day. Anyone have any idea how long/what the time limit is on the exam?
 

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I received the same letter today that stated be there at 1:00 P.M. and test starts at 2:30P.M. Seems like they have their [email protected]! together, unlike the MA Civil Service testing process, which stated be there at 8:00 A.M. when the test started at 11:30 A.M.
 

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Thanks everyone for reminding me to run out and check may mail!

See ya'll there on the 23rd. Good luck to everyone!
 
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