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Smithfield Rhode Island P.D.

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Date: August 26, 2013
Position Title: Police Officer
Department: Smithfield Police Department
215 Pleasant View Avenue
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917
Purpose: To establish a one year eligibility list for police officers from December 1st, 2013 to November 30th, 2014, that may be extended at the discretion of the Town Manager. The Town has authorized the hiring of an additional police officer, effective January 1, 2014. The recruitment and selection process takes approximately three months to complete. Previous candidates interested in applying must complete a new application.
Recruitment Period: August 26th, 2013 through September 16th, 2013
Selection Period: September 17th, 2013 through November 30th, 2013
Eligibility Period: December 1st, 2013 through November 30th, 2014
Background: The Town of Smithfield is located in Northern Rhode Island. It was founded in 1730, covers 26.7 square miles and is home to approximately 21,000 residents. Its police department was established in 1950. In 1972, the department built its headquarters in a two-level building on four acres overlooking the picturesque Stillwater Reservoir.
The Smithfield Police Department is a proactive, progressive police department committed to a community policing philosophy. It provides its police officers with a minimum of forty hours of basic, annual, in-service training, along with other advanced and specialized training opportunities.
The Smithfield Police Department is nationally accredited and currently has an authorized strength of forty-one sworn police officers.
Position Description: Protect life and property, maintain public order, investigate criminal and non-criminal activities, arrest traffic and criminal violators, collect and preserve evidence, deliver crime prevention and community services, other law enforcement-related services.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must possess a valid operator's license;
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement, by November 30th, 2013.
Selection Process: The selection process takes approximately three (3) months to complete. The applicants meeting the minimum basic requirements must successfully complete the following phases of the selection process:
  • Written Examination, which measures memory, verbal ability, ability to learn and apply police information, follow directions, use good judgment and logic;
  • Physical Fitness Test, which encompasses the following: 300 Meter Run, One Minute Sit-up Test, One Minute Push-Up Test, and a 1.5 Mile Run;
  • Background Investigation;
  • Oral Review Boards;
  • Psychological Examination;
  • Medical Examination.
Salary and Benefits:
  • A first year patrol officer receives an annual salary of $44,457.40 ($854.95 per week);
  • Health care benefits provided at a cost not to exceed $1,500 annually.
Recruit Training Requirements: Must successfully complete the Rhode IslandMunicipalPoliceAcademy, physical conditioning, hand-to-hand combat, defensive tactics, basic water safety, pursuit and defensive driving courses, and qualify with a department-issued service weapon.
How to Apply:
  • Applications can be obtained at the Smithfield Police Department beginning August 26th, 2013, and are due no later than September 16th, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Application will be mailed by request to out-of-state residents.
  • Applications may be downloaded from this website.
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