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Welcome to the Warwick Police Department

The Warwick Police Department was established in 1921.  Prior to that the villages of Warwick were policed by constables and sheriffs since 1648.  The department currently has 172 sworn police officers supported by 53 civilian employees that provide municipal policing services to a residential population of 81,000.

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Police Col. Stephen McCartney and other police officials kicked off the department's 2017 recruitment drive today.

The drive will be held through September 1st, 2017.

Apply at www.policeapp.com  or visit our recruitment page at this link.

Qualified applicants must be between 21 and 35 year old, a United States citizen with a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university, or proof of five years of continuous military reserve service or three years of active duty. Those with three years of prior law enforcement or corrections experience who do not have the requisite college credits will also receive consideration and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also hold a valid driver's license, be of good moral character and successfully complete a selection process, including a physical agility test, written exam and oral interview, and a thorough background investigation.

The Warwick Police Department is one of only approximately 2,000 law enforcement agencies internationally to have been accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

The Warwick Police Department is considered a model for other law enforcement agencies throughout the state and is a participating member of the Rhode Island Police Accredited Coalition, which provides advice and practical assistance to agencies seeking to earn national accreditation. The State Police force was the first agency to be accredited in Rhode Island. Warwick followed and is recognized as the first city or town police department to achieve accreditation status.

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