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State of Rhode Island
Capitol Police Officer

Position Title: Capitol Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: State of Rhode Island
Address: One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor
City: Providence
State: RI    Zipcode: 02903
Contact: Human Resources

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

To protect and provide police services and general security the State Capitol, annexes, properties adjacent state buildings, grounds, premises and designated state properties against the ordinary hazards of trespass, theft, fire and damage; to maintain order on the premises; to provide for the safety, security, and protection of the public, employees and property; and to do related work as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A working knowledge of the tactics, techniques and procedures involved in providing police services and general security to safeguard state buildings and grounds; a working knowledge of the methods and responsibilities of patrolling and police work relating to the protection of people and property; a working knowledge of the methods of investigating accidents and other incidents; a working knowledge primary marksmanship fundamentals and skill in the use of firearms; the ability to detect and respond to dangerous conditions within state facilities, and the capacity to respond independently to threats and emergencies; the ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public; the ability to keep simple records, and use the same to prepare clear reports; the ability to analyze and appropriately act in emergency situations, develop effective courses of action and successfully facilitate safe outcomes to the same; and related capacities and abilities


Education: Such as may have been gained through: Graduation from a senior high school or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED) issued by a state department of education; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: Successful completion of the Rhode Island Capitol Police Training Academy.
Prior to appointment, must have satisfactorily met the following conditions:

(1) Must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physician's certificate; (2) Must submit to and satisfactorily pass a full background criminal investigation (BCI); (3) must have been evaluated and tested by a certified psychologist and receive a satisfactory rating in writing; (4) Must meet the State of Rhode Island qualification requirements to carry service weapons used in the performance of duty, and must maintain such qualification requirements as a condition of employment; (5) must successfully pass the Capitol Police training program as required by the Director of Public Safety; (6) must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license; (7) must successfully complete and pass a CPR/first aid training course specified by the Department once every two (2) years.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/17/2019

Application Period Ends: 07/27/2019

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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