Cranston Police Announces Recruitment for Police Officers

Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces the
beginning of recruitment for police officers. This recruitment effort will be the first time that the
Department will be using a new on-line portal when accepting applications. The use of
Policeapp.com will allow people seeking a career in law enforcement to be able to apply to
multiple departments. The app does require a fee of $40, however applicants that use the app
will not be required to pay for the written exam.
The Cranston Police are seeking people that are responsible, self-motivated, have a good
work ethic, and good communication skills. Applicants must be able to pass a physical agility
and written tests. Qualified applicants need to be at least 21 years of age and have obtained at
least sixty (60) college credits by June 30th, 2017. In lieu of the college credits, military service
will be accepted (certain conditions apply).
Applications will also be available at the following websites, www.cranstonri.com and
www.cranstonpoliceri.com. Applicants can also retrieve an application at Cranston City Hall,
869 Park Avenue, Room 107, Cranston, RI. The City of Cranston is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Cranston Police Department is
a Nationally Accredited Police Agency.
Recruitment will commence immediately and will end on June 30th 2017. Recruitment
drives will include two (2) orientation sessions conducted by Lieutenant Mark Freeborn of the
Cranston Police Department Training Unit. The orientation sessions will be held at the Cranston
Police Training Complex 493 Phenix on June 17th at 9:00am and June 20th at 6:00pm where
inquiries into the process can be discussed.
“The Cranston Police Department is an organization steep in pride, tradition and
excellence. We are seeking the very best candidates, who if selected will be committed to
providing the residents, business owners and visitors to our city with the highest level of police
services. If you are seeking to join a team of professionals who are community focused and
possess the highest level of integrity, character and work ethic, becoming a Cranston Police
Department may be the career for you. The Cranston Police Department is the third largest
municipal police department in the State, and as such offers a wide array of opportunities as an
Officer’s career progresses, to include the following: Patrol Division and Detective Division
comprised of Special Investigations (narcotics enforcement), Criminal Investigation, Bureau of
Criminal Identification (forensics), Prosecution, Special Victims Unit, as well as assignments to
various state and federal task forces. Additional opportunities include assignment to the
Canine Unit, Traffic Unit (to include motorcycle patrol), Community Outreach, Special Reaction
Team (SWAT), Underwater Recovery Team (Dive Team), Honor Guard and many more. The
Cranston Police Department meets the highest law enforcement standards, achieving both
national and state accreditation. As the City of Cranston continues to become more diverse,
female, minority and multi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply,” stated Colonel Michael
Winquist.
Mayor Allan Fung stated, “Every day, the men and women of the Cranston
Police Department serve our community with honor, professionalism and pride. We
count on our officers to not only to keep us safe and secure, but also to represent our
community on the streets, in the schools and in our close-knit neighborhoods. Our great
police department is a big reason why people want to live here and I look forward to
meeting a strong class of recruits later this year. I also share Colonel Winquist’s desire
to see more diversity on our force and strongly encourage women, minority and multilingual
applicants to pick up an application.”