The stages of the recruitment and selection are as follows:
For specific information with respect to qualifications and the selection / training process, you may call (401) 275-2924 for additional details.
NOTE: If you submitted an application and any of your contact information has changed since, please notify us at (401) 275-2924.
The Rhode Island Sheriffs Academy is located in Cranston, Rhode Island. It is a six (6) week, unpaid academy, which runs from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. It is designed to challenge each recruit to determine if one possesses the necessary intelligence, emotional stability, physical stamina, and other criteria necessary to meet training objectives and active duty requirements.
Recruits report to the Training Academy Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM and are dismissed at 10:00 PM. The schedule consists of classes, lectures, demonstrations, and one (1) physical fitness training period each day. Attendance is mandatory for all thirty (30) training days.
Upon successful completion of the training program, a recruit is sworn in as a member of the Division of Sheriffs, or a recruit is placed on a reserve list. After being sworn in as a member of the Division, a six (6) month probationary period begins. Assignments are based on the needs of the Division.