In-State Police Lateral Transfer

Accelerated Application Process

The Town of Narragansett is seeking qualified Rhode Island P.O.S.T. certified Police Officers. Candidates must be a United States citizen, 21 years of age or older, have a minimum of 60 college credit hours or two consecutive years of honorable active-duty military service and hold a valid unrestricted R.I. state driver’s license upon appointment.

Minimal Qualifications


    Starting Salary: $55,478.54 to $81,205.18 based on years of experience
    14 paid holidays per year
    Paid vacation, sick and personal time
    25-year private pension (With the ability to buy back up to 4 years of previous law enforcement service)
    Longevity increments after three years of service
    $5,000 Signing Bonus upon completion of probationary year
    Overtime and Detail opportunities available
    In-state lateral transfers will receive an accelerated application process which must include the following:

  • Successful completion of command staff interview(s); 
  • Successful completion of a background investigation;
  • Successful completion of a psychological examination;
  • Successful completion of a medical examination & drug screening;
  • Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy (RIMPTA) and RI Police Officer Standard and Training (POST) approval.

To apply

Please email your resume to Captain Kyle Rekas at If you have questions about your eligibility, please call him at 401-789-1091 ext. 303.

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