Pawtucket police recruiting candidates

Pawtucket police recruiting candidates

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, through its Division of Personnel, has announced an open, competitive examination for police officer recruitment.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13, and must be completed online at

“Over the years, public safety has become more community related and the role of police officers impacts our community in a positive way,” said Mayor Donald Grebien. “This is why it is crucially important for members of our community, and beyond, to join this rewarding career.”

Police Chief Tina Goncalves said, “Being a police officer is unlike any other profession. Having the ability to protect your neighbors on a daily basis is just one of the ways the job can be fulfilling. Police officers help people by working closely with the community. Police work offers so many personally rewarding moments, and it really gives you an incredible sense of pride when you know that your work serves a greater good.”

In an effort to help prepare applicants for the selection process, police will hold an orientation meeting to answer any questions about the different phases of the process on Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. Visit for more.