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Seasonal Police Officer
Town of New Shoreham


The New Shoreham Police Department 
is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Police Officers to supplement our year-round police force. These positions are highly flexible and there is no minimum or maximum number of shifts required per week. The shifts are 12 hours (8AM-8PM or 3PM-3AM) and the hourly rate is $45. Housing is provided as needed at no cost to the officer. No additional benefits are included and seasonal police officers are considered independent contractors.


Seasonal Police Officers will be sworn in as members of the New Shoreham Police Department and will enforce all Rhode Island General Laws, New Shoreham ordinances and must comply with all New Shoreham Police Department rules and regulations. Qualified applicants must have completed a Rhode Island police academy or an equivalent out-of-state police academy and be current with their certifications. All applicants are subject to approval by the Rhode Island Police Officers Commission of Standards and Training (POST). Qualified applications must possess a valid driver’s license and be legally able to carry an issued firearm.

Shifts are available immediately and will be filled through Labor Day. To be considered for a position, applicants must submit the following documents:


·   Seasonal Police Officer employment application.

·   A cover letter that outlines law enforcement experience and training.

    If retired from a law enforcement agency, please provide date of


The application process will include an interview and background check. Seasonal Police Officer employment application can be downloaded from the New Shoreham Police Department website HERE.

Completed applications should be sent to policechief@new-shoreham.com. Any questions can be directed to Interim Chief Matthew C. Moynihan at policechief@new-shoreham.com or (401) 255-4866. 

The Town of New Shoreham is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. 

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