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Woonsocket RI Police

Discussion in 'Rhode Island' started by BartA1, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. BartA1

    BartA1 Subscribing Member

    anyone have any info on this department

    thanks
     
  2. DODK911

    DODK911 MassCops Member

    It's a small city, population is around 45-50'000 people. The Dept has about 100 sworn Officers from top to bottom. Dept has the same problems as most do, I have a couple of friends on the Dept. pretty busy. Its located about 5-10 min north of Providence. Hope that helps a little.

    Stay Safe.
     
  3. Irishpride

    Irishpride Subscribing Member

    Pay is a little on the low side (starting in the high 20's), but they are one of the only PD's in Little Rhodey that do not require a degree or previous military. Everyone who applies and meets the minimum requirements takes written test (nothing too strenuous) and preference points are given to people with degrees, academy certs., and former WPD Reserve Officers (kind of like auxiliaries in Mass.). Last time they took around the top 75 scores and sent them to the PAT (Cooper Test with a swim test). After that you go on a list which is good for 2 years and you are called up according to ranking. If you don't get called in 2 years you have to reapply and test again.
     
  4. Southside

    Southside New Member

    For the swim test, I think they take you 3 miles off the coast and give you a life vest and a pat on the back. :p
     
  5. Macop

    Macop Subscribing Member

    Ie the high 20s, thats a little low, thats way low compared to some other pds i saw. Barrington is 43 to start, I should have applied but oh well. Pawtucket is 50 to start, and I imagine Cranston is in that area, I guess Woonsocket is cheap, maybe ill pass on thier written if the pay is so low.
     
  6. EOD1

    EOD1 Subscribing Member

    you might wanna check on the residency req. after getting hired. Some people realy don't wanna call woonsocket home. unless u really like the K2U!
     
  7. Irishpride

    Irishpride Subscribing Member

    According to the city's town charter all residency requirements for city employees were repealed 2 years ago.
     
  8. EOD1

    EOD1 Subscribing Member

    thats good, cause it sux hating where u live!
     
  9. Irishpride

    Irishpride Subscribing Member

    Did anyone on this board apply for this Dept. If so and you don't live in RI you may want to visit www.woonsocketpolice.com there is some importiant info that you need to know.
     
  10. GD

    GD MassCops Member

    Woonsocket P.d

    Most department's in RI have their probationary patrol officers in the low 30's. Most department in Rhode Island are in the mid to low 40's for police officers.
     
  11. Macop

    Macop Subscribing Member

    I just caled to confirm that I would be taking the test. I then asked if they take out-of-state laterals and the Lt said no, I then said thanks but no thanks. Seemed like he took it personally.
     
  12. Opie

    Opie New Member

    That only applies if you live further than 60 mi from the city.
     

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