Police Department Recruitment and Selection



The Narragansett Police Department has adjusted the format of our recruitment process and will now be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer at all times. You may submit your application anytime at Narragansett Application. Applicants will be contacted when the department is establishing a hiring eligibility list and a thirty-day deadline for new applications will be established at that time. 



It is the policy of the Narragansett Police Department that successful applicants are chosen from a diverse candidate pool reflective of the available workforce of the State of Rhode Island, that all applicants have equal opportunity for employment and that those appointed as police officers are the most highly qualified. 



The following qualifications shall be necessary for anyone to be eligible for the Narragansett Police Department: 

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States
  2. Must be a resident of the state upon appointment;
  3. Must be 21 years of age or older upon appointment;
  4. Height must be proportionate to weight;
  5. Vision must be not less than 20/30 correctable to 20/20 and must be able to distinguish colors;
  6. Must have a valid unrestricted state driver’s license upon appointment;
  7. Must have a minimum of 60 college credit hours or
  8. Two consecutive years of honorable active duty or reserve military service or
  9. One-year full-time employment as a police officer, corrections officer or equivalent law enforcement experience at an agency with arrest powers by the date of application.

Hiring Process


The hiring process initially involves three phases: a physical fitness test, a written exam, and an oral interview. Candidates who successfully pass all three phases will be selected by the Chief of Police for a background investigation. For further information on our hiring process, please see our Recruitment and Selection Policy here POLICY

Physical Agility Test


The Narragansett Police Department does not administer a physical fitness test. All applicants must have successfully passed an agility test with either Fit to Serve or Certify Fit. The proof of successful completion must be within one year of the application. See links below to schedule a test.


Written Test


The Narragansett Police Department does not administer a written test. All applicants must have successfully passed a written test with Fit to Serve. Applicants can follow the link below to schedule a test. The proof of successful completion must be within two years of the application.  


Oral Interview


The Narragansett Police Department does administer the oral interview. The department will contact applicants with an oral interview date. 


Thank you for your interest with the Narragansett Police Department. 






Recruitment pamphlet link