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Rhode Island State Police

Position Title: Trooper
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Rhode Island State Police
Address: 311 Danielson Pike
City: Scituate
State: RHODE ISLAND    Zipcode: 02857
Contact: Karlene McTaggart
Phone: 401-444-1191
Fax: 401-647-0628
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Enforce traffic and criminal laws. Perform law enforcement functions including, but not limited to, the following: processing crash scenes, assisting with emergency operations, working security and traffic assignments; perform office and dispatch duties; prepare investigative reports and other documents; detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis for criminal prosecution; gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; perform rescue functions at crashes, disasters, and other emergency situations; perform temporary court duties and responsibilities; load, unload, aim and fire handguns, TASERs and other Division firearms; ability to work non-traditional schedule as required such as rotating shifts, night shifts, holidays and weekends.


Education: Graduation from high school or having obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED) issued by a state department of education

Special Requirements:
-Must be eighteen (18) years of age, and may not exceed age thirty-five (35) upon admission to the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy.
-Must be a citizen of the United States
-Must become a Rhode Island resident prior to appointment.
-Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license prior to appointment.

Applicants must complete each of following phases successfully for entry into the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy: physical agility test, written examination, oral board interview, medical examination, comprehensive law enforcement background investigation, psychological examination and Recruit Mentorship Program.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/27/2017

Application Period Ends: 12/27/2017

Number Positions to be Filled: 50

Yearly Salary: $60,679.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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