East Providence Police Dept. kicks off police hiring process

Salary Range $66,816 - $79,820*

Recruitment Period
 January 22 - February 21, 2024

Job Description: Under the supervision of ranking officers, police officers protect life and property, enforce criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances, conduct investigations, and perform related work as required.

Career Opportunities

K-9 unit · Special Investigation Unit · School Resource Officers · Crisis Negotiation Team · Special Reaction Team · Honor Guard · Traffic Unit · Prosecution Unit · Community Policing Unit · Major Crime · Detective Unit · Juvenile Crime Detective Unit · Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit · Federal & State Task Force Assignments

Employment Benefits

  • Entry Level Patrol Salary - $66,816.87 (*includes holiday pay) · Top step patrolman salary after three years of service - $79,820.52 (*includes holiday pay)
  • Military buyback of up to two years of prior military service
  • Vested in pension system after only 10 (ten) years of service, can begin to collect at age 60
  • Full pension at age 50 after 25 years of service. Cola=2.25% non-compounding.  
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance (single and family)
  • Delta Dental Coverage
  • Paid Vacation Time starting at 16 days, increasing yearly after 10 years of service up to 28 days
  • $1,500 Annual Clothing Allowance
  • 13 Paid Holidays & 15 Paid Sick Days
  • Annual Accreditation stipend of $1,000 (applicable on RIPAC accreditation)
  • Longevity Pay (3%-9%, based on years of service 5-20)
  • Opportunities for Overtime

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age by the end of the application period
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have the ability to speak, read and write the English language
  • Must have the ability to pass a physical examination given by a physician, a physical fitness/agility examination, a written examination, an oral examination, a swim proficiency test, a drug screen, a psychological examination given by a psychological test center, and a comprehensive background investigation


60% Written / 40% Oral
The minimum passing score required on both examinations shall be 70 points. Candidates who are current East Providence residents may receive one point for each consecutive year of residency up to a maximum of five points. Candidates who are veterans of the Armed Services may receive four points, or five points for a post-9/11 veteran-candidate, up to a maximum of five points.

Applications can be submitted through PoliceApp.com or use the link:


For more information, contact the City of East Providence Office of Human Resources at (401)-435-7766.


At the City of East Providence, we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.





The East Providence Police Department accepts a passing Fit2Serve physical agility certificate dated

6 months prior to the end of the application period.