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Police Officer Recruitment

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
All applicants for the position of police officer must meet the following standards and requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on or before appointment to a probationary police officer
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Shall have satisfactorily completed four years of accredited high school or the equivalent thereof.
  • If he/she has served in the armed forces of the United States or a foreign country, he/she shall have received a discharge therefrom under honorable conditions.
  • Must be of good moral character and habits and successfully passed a background investigation.
  • Must be in good health and meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements for entry into the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy.

SALARY
Probationary Patrol Officer (year 1) $59,673.22.
Second Class Patrol Officer (year 2) $62,602.85.
First Class Patrol Officer (year 3) $70,771.41.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Bristol Police Department, applications may be obtained beginning Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by clicking here.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, February 3, 2023.

For an in-depth benefits package and requirements, please see the Applicant Handbook by clicking here.

AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Town of Bristol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To view a printable version of this Police Officer Recruitment notice, please click here.

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BRISTOL, RI-On Friday, September 24th, 2021, the Bristol Police Department announced it was accepting applications for the role of Dispatcher.

This position performs highly responsible communications work in receiving and dispatching police emergency calls and messages to the appropriate authorities and personnel; maintains and retrieves records and file information for dissemination to patrol units and personnel; assumes responsibility for initial deployment of public safety personnel and equipment; maintains files and records and reproduces copies as required.

The deadline to apply is October 31st, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.

For more information on the position, including the minimum qualifications, hiring process, and submission details, please visit: https://www.policeapp.com/Dispatcher-Bristol-RI-Police-Officer-Jobs/3294/.

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Bristol Police Recruitment

July 12th, 2021:

Update: This Bristol Police Department is no longer applications for the Police Officer position. For the latest openings with the Bristol Police Department, please visit: policeapp.com/Bristol-RI-Police-Department/1385/

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The Bristol Police Department is actively seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer. The application period opens on June 1, 2021 through July 11, 2021. To apply online, please visit https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Bristol-RI-Police-Officer-Jobs/3064/ or you may download the “Police Recruitment Flyer” listed below for information, prospective candidates may want to consider watching this recruitment video.

Police Recruitment Flyer_

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