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See Recruitment Process link on left for more information. 

The Charlestown Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to establish an eligibility list for the
position(s) of Police Officer. The department currently consists of twenty (20) sworn officers, five (5)
civilian dispatchers, and a civilian administrative staff of three. The department serves a diverse seaside
community of approximately 8,000 year round residents with a significant season increase of
approximately 40,000 residents, renters, visitors and campers, all-encompassing our 38 square mile
community.
The Police Department is housed in a newly constructed, thirteen thousand square feet facility that
includes, but not limited to a state of the art communications center, prisoner processing and holding
rooms, as well as a community room that provides a safe, well lit haven for area groups to meet.
Applicants interested in being considered for a challenging and rewarding career with the Charlestown
Police Department should carefully review this booklet. The information included herein will provide
you with the general requirements, along with information on each phase of the application screening
process.
Minimum Qualifications:
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THE CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
MINIMUM REQUIEMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR THE
POSITION OF ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER. FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS WILL
AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
1. Must be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application.
2. Must have a minimum of 60 college credits, in any course of study from an accredited college or
university by the application deadline. In lieu of college credits, candidates may substitute a
combination of high school diploma or GED certification and three (3) years of continuous
active-duty U.S. Military service or five (5) years of reserve U.S. Military Service or three (3)
years of previous full-time law enforcement experience. Candidate must provide an official
stamped transcript or Military DD-214.
3. Must possess and provide a copy of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide a valid copy of your social security card.
5. Must be able to successfully pass a written examination and physical agility test based on Rhode
Island Municipal Police Academy standards.
6. Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background security check.
Applicant Selection Process:
Eligible candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as specified in this Charlestown Police Officer
Recruitment Booklet will proceed through a series of assessments. Candidates who fail to report to any
of the testing procedures and/or who fail any component of the testing process will be disqualified from
further consideration. There will be no make-up dates scheduled.
The following dates for the various phases of the testing process are being provided in advance so
applicants can plan accordingly. The Charlestown Police Department reserves the right to change any of
the posted dates if necessary and applicants will be properly notified if this should occur.
The Charlestown Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to establish an eligibility list for the
position(s) of Police Officer. The department currently consists of twenty (20) sworn officers, five (5)
civilian dispatchers, and a civilian administrative staff of three. The department serves a diverse seaside
community of approximately 8,000 year round residents with a significant season increase of
approximately 40,000 residents, renters, visitors and campers, all-encompassing our 38 square mile
community.
The Police Department is housed in a newly constructed, thirteen thousand square feet facility that
includes, but not limited to a state of the art communications center, prisoner processing and holding
rooms, as well as a community room that provides a safe, well lit haven for area groups to meet.
Applicants interested in being considered for a challenging and rewarding career with the Charlestown
Police Department should carefully review this booklet. The information included herein will provide
you with the general requirements, along with information on each phase of the application screening
process.
Minimum Qualifications:
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THE CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
MINIMUM REQUIEMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR THE
POSITION OF ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER. FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS WILL
AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
1. Must be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application.
2. Must have a minimum of 60 college credits, in any course of study from an accredited college or
university by the application deadline. In lieu of college credits, candidates may substitute a
combination of high school diploma or GED certification and three (3) years of continuous
active-duty U.S. Military service or five (5) years of reserve U.S. Military Service or three (3)
years of previous full-time law enforcement experience. Candidate must provide an official
stamped transcript or Military DD-214.
3. Must possess and provide a copy of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide a valid copy of your social security card.
5. Must be able to successfully pass a written examination and physical agility test based on Rhode
Island Municipal Police Academy standards.
6. Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background security check.
Applicant Selection Process:
Eligible candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as specified in this Charlestown Police Officer
Recruitment Booklet will proceed through a series of assessments. Candidates who fail to report to any
of the testing procedures and/or who fail any component of the testing process will be disqualified from
further consideration. There will be no make-up dates scheduled.
The following dates for the various phases of the testing process are being provided in advance so
applicants can plan accordingly. The Charlestown Police Department reserves the right to change any of
the posted dates if necessary and applicants will be properly notified if this should occur.
The Charlestown Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to establish an eligibility list for the
position(s) of Police Officer. The department currently consists of twenty (20) sworn officers, five (5)
civilian dispatchers, and a civilian administrative staff of three. The department serves a diverse seaside
community of approximately 8,000 year round residents with a significant season increase of
approximately 40,000 residents, renters, visitors and campers, all-encompassing our 38 square mile
community.
The Police Department is housed in a newly constructed, thirteen thousand square feet facility that
includes, but not limited to a state of the art communications center, prisoner processing and holding
rooms, as well as a community room that provides a safe, well lit haven for area groups to meet.
Applicants interested in being considered for a challenging and rewarding career with the Charlestown
Police Department should carefully review this booklet. The information included herein will provide
you with the general requirements, along with information on each phase of the application screening
process.
Minimum Qualifications:
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THE CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
MINIMUM REQUIEMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR THE
POSITION OF ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER. FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS WILL
AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
1. Must be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application.
2. Must have a minimum of 60 college credits, in any course of study from an accredited college or
university by the application deadline. In lieu of college credits, candidates may substitute a
combination of high school diploma or GED certification and three (3) years of continuous
active-duty U.S. Military service or five (5) years of reserve U.S. Military Service or three (3)
years of previous full-time law enforcement experience. Candidate must provide an official
stamped transcript or Military DD-214.
3. Must possess and provide a copy of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide a valid copy of your social security card.
5. Must be able to successfully pass a written examination and physical agility test based on Rhode
Island Municipal Police Academy standards.
6. Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background security check.
Applicant Selection Process:
Eligible candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as specified in this Charlestown Police Officer
Recruitment Booklet will proceed through a series of assessments. Candidates who fail to report to any
of the testing procedures and/or who fail any component of the testing process will be disqualified from
further consideration. There will be no make-up dates scheduled.
The following dates for the various phases of the testing process are being provided in advance so
applicants can plan accordingly. The Charlestown Police Department reserves the right to change any of
the posted dates if necessary and applicants will be properly notified if this should occur.
WE ARE HIRING A FULL-TIME DISPATCHER.

The Town of Charlestown is presently accepting applications for the full-time position of POLICE DISPATCHER. Starting salary is $35,438.83. Job qualifications and requirements along with the application can be found on the Town of Charlestown website www.charlestownri.org under the tab: Town Jobs or picked up at Charlestown Town Hall or Charlestown Police Department. 

Applications must be submitted to the Charlestown Police Department at 4901 Old Post Road no later than December 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The Town of Charlestown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct any questions to Lt. Michael Paliotta at (401) 213-6903.
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