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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:

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.

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.

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.

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.