Employment

 

RECRUITING ANNOUNCEMENT

The current application process has been completed.  Please visit this site often or follow us on Facebook for upcoming recruitment drives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Have no felony convictions

SALARY

  • Probationary salary rate:  $789.29 per week
  • Salary rate after probation: $1,079.47 per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Woonsocket Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency committed to the community policing philosophy. At full strength, the Department has 101 officers assigned throughout its Divisions and Specialized Units: Uniform Patrol / Detectives / K-9 / Juvenile Division / Court Prosecution / Traffic / Vice / SWAT / Honor Guard / Training / Internal Affairs.

Police officers have the responsibility and duty to safeguard life and property through legal and ethical enforcement of State / Federal law and City Ordinances, to respond to and take action in emergencies, to competently investigate crimes and pursue offenders, to diligently maintain order and to address quality of life issues with respect for all persons, in accordance with established policies and procedures.

BENEFITS

The City of Woonsocket provides benefits including, but not limited to, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, medical and dental insurance, longevity incentives.

OVERVIEW OF THE RECRUITING PROCESS

The process takes several months to complete. Strict instructions will be provided for each stage and compliance with these instructions is part of the evaluation process.

WRITTEN TEST

Applicants who pass the written exam are invited to take the Fitness Assessment.

FITNESS ASSESSMENT

Applicants who pass the Written and Fitness assessment are invited to the Oral Board.

ORAL BOARD

FINAL LIST

Applicants who successfully complete these stages will be placed on a hiring list that is active for a period of at least six months and up to two years.

Prior to employment, applicants on the hiring list are subject to an extensive background check, psychological assessment, and a medical examination, as well as a fitness test by the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy.

The City of Woonsocket is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact Captain Edward Cunanan (ecunanan@woonsocketri.org)