Police Patch


Community Service Officer 
Seasonal paid internship  


The New Shoreham Police Department is currently accepting applications for the Community Service Officer (CSO) Internship Program. The goal of the CSO Internship Program is to provide students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement with an immersive educational experience with the New Shoreham Police Department. This is a full-time, paid internship at $18/hour. Housing is provided at no cost for the duration of the program. The Town of New Shoreham seeks to hire six (6) Community Service Officers for the 2021 summer season. 


Duties include but are not limited to: 

·   Conducting foot and bicycle patrols of waterfront area. 

·   Issuing parking tickets and citations in accordance with local


·   Aiding citizens requesting assistance and/or information.  

·   Working with law enforcement to educate the public about alcoholic

    beverage regulations on the island. 

·   Reporting statutory and town ordinance violations to the Patrol Shift


·   Being knowledgeable about all areas of New Shoreham including

    business locations, hazardous conditions, roads, and general

    information about the various attractions on the island. 

·   Assisting uniformed patrol officers as needed. 

·   Being alert for conditions that endanger public safety. 


This position requires walking, riding a bicycle, or being on foot for the duration of an assigned shift. 


The CSO Internship Program will start in late May and will run through Labor Day. To be considered for a position, applicants must submit the following documents: 


·   A cover letter outlining your interest in the position and any relevant

    experience you may have 

·   Community Service Officer employment application 

·   Proof of current enrollment in a criminal justice-related field

·   A list of three references 


The application process will include an interview, background check and a review of provided references. Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, April 9, 2021. Conditional offers of employment will be made by April 16th and all accepted candidates will be required to successfully complete three days of paid training prior to being sworn in as New Shoreham Police Community Service Officers. 


Community Service Officer employment application can be downloaded from the New Shoreham Police Department website HERE.


Completed applications should be sent to policechief@new-shoreham.com and must be received no later than Friday, April 9, 2021.  Any questions can be sent to policechief@new-shoreham.com.   


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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