West Warwick - Police Officer

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Department West Warwick Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStart $68,709.68
Deadline Feb 1, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location West Warwick, RI
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West Warwick Police Department, RI Police Jobs




PT TEST will be held on 02/11/2023 at 9am at the West Warwick Civic Center located at 100 Factory St. West Warwick, RI. NOTE: If you have a current Fit 2 Serve test you may submit that in lieu of taking the PT test. However you will need to be present to take the Written test.

WRITTEN TEST will be held on (Same day)  02/11/2023 at 1pm at the West Warwick Youth Center, located at 40 Factory Street, West Warwick RI.


West Warwick Police Officers provide continuous patrols, perform a variety of community services, and acts as a first response to all incidents and emergencies. Officers conduct preliminary criminal investigations, investigate traffic collisions, and enforce federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances.  In 2022 our 51 sworn police officers responded to over 20,000 calls for service within the town’s 8 square miles, serving approximately 30,000 residents.  The department has a variety of divisions including the Patrol Division, Detective Division, Special Investigations Unit, Community Policing, School Resource Officers, and an Honor Guard.  The department is also part of West Warwick/Coventry Regional SWAT Team.  Please visit www.westwarwickpd.org for a closer look at our agency.



In order to be eligible for the testing process, applicants must:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age by June 30, 2023
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma
  • Have earned  at least thirty (30) college credits from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education by February 1, 2023 OR
  • Served at least one (1) year in the US Military on active duty OR National Guard/Reserve military duty by February 1, 2023
  • Be of good moral character


  • Patrol Officer Salary after 1 year of probation: $1,321.34/week
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Medical & Dental Coverage
  • Defined Benefit Pension System
  • Annual leave of 15 vacation days, 16 sick days and 4 personal days upon completion of probation


  • Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Written Test
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Academy Training


****Please note that a physical Fitness Test Medical Certificate must be presented on the day of the Physical Fitness Assessment and must be dated within 6 months.  Applicants who do not bring a completed Fitness Medical Certificate to the Physical Fitness Assessment will not be allowed to participate and will be removed from the process.  A copy of the Fitness Test Medical Certificate can be found at the top of this page.  Dates for the Physical Fitness Assessment will be on February 11, 2023.


Further information regarding qualifications for the Physical Fitness Assessment as well as information related to the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy can be found at http://rimpa.ri.gov/.  

Individuals with past applications on file must reapply.

The West Warwick Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to wwpdrecruitment@gmail.com

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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