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Fall River and Tiverton Police Departments looking to hire more officers, here is how to apply



TIVERTON — Chief Patrick Jones has announced that the Tiverton Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for open police officer positions within the department.

The department is currently hiring for the July 2024 academy session. Applications can be found on Only online applications will be considered.

Minimum application requirements for the Entry Level Police Officer include:

-Must possess a valid driver’s license
-Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
-Must be a United States Citizen
-Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
-Must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

Two years of college study from an accredited university and shall provide documentation of the successful completion of at least sixty (60) credits AND/OR Two years of honorable active-duty military service AND/OR 4 years of honorable Reserve or National Guard Service AND/OR a graduate of the Rhode Island Municipal Academy or its equivalent AND/OR two years of prior full-time municipal public safety / law enforcement experience

In addition to the Entry Level Police Officer position, the Tiverton Police Department continues to accept applications for POST Certified Police Officers. There is no deadline for this position and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Through the application process for both positions, candidates must successfully complete a Physical Agility Test, Oral Review Boards, a background investigation, a Town Personnel Board interview, a psychological examination and a medical examination, and must receive a recommendation by the Police Chief to the Tiverton Town Administrator and Town Council.

Questions regarding the open positions can be directed to Lt. Bryan Palagi at or 401-625-6717.

The Fall River Police Department is also hiring. The deadline to apply for the civil service exam is January 30th. See more info in the below flyer & sign up for the March 2024 exam at the following link: Police Officer



  1. MassTexan

    January 21, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    Does Massachusetts still charge to take civil service exam? Just curious. If so, that’s crazy. Such a racket

  2. Back the Blue

    January 21, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    Good luck to anyone who considers this profession at this point in time. True heroes.

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