PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – For those who need more time, the registration deadline for the RI State Police Training Academy has been extended.
Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos announced during an event at the RISP Museum that the deadline for the 2022 Training Academy is now July 2.
“As we lift COVID-19 restrictions and seek to get life back to normal, I am happy this gives Rhode Island State Police the opportunity to participate in more community events and in person, ”said Matos. “Face-to-face interaction is particularly important in raising awareness in our diverse communities and we don’t want the pandemic to deny young people opportunities to pursue meaningful careers in law enforcement.”
Colonel James Manni said they looked forward to welcoming a “well-rounded” group of new soldiers next year.
“Soldiers today do a wide variety of jobs and we need a class that has a skill set as broad as our mission,” Manni said. “We are looking for candidates with expertise in IT, finance, forensics, social work, and of course, law enforcement and investigations.”
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must have a valid operator license.
- Must be between 18 and 35 years old.
- Must be a high school graduate or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) issued by a state department of education.
- The weight should be proportional to its height. There is no maximum or minimum height requirement.
- Must have visual acuity of 20/40 (binocular vision) or better without correction, and visual acuity of 20/20 or better with corrective lenses (glasses / contact lenses).
- Must have normal perception of color and depth as determined by a physician in the division.
- Must have normal hearing ability, as determined by a Division Physician, without the use of mechanical or electronic aids.
The 2022 Training Academy will begin in spring 2022.