How did you hear about this Police Recruitment? Source ____________________________ Time: Advertisement ____________________________ AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER CITY OF CRANSTON DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT POLICE DEPARTMENT RECRUITMENT 2010 For Personnel Use Only 1. Name (Please print):________________________________________________________________ 2. Current Address: ___________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip Code 3. Previous Address: _________________________________________________________________ 4. Telephone Number: ______________________ 5. Date of Birth ____________________________ 6. Do you have any physical disabilities, which would restrict you in the job applied for? Yes _____ No _____ If YES, please give details on separate piece of paper. 7. Are you a United States Citizen? ____________8. Social Security No. ________________________ *9. Military Service: _____________________ Entry Date: ___________ Discharge Date: ____________ If disabled - Nature of disability _______________________ % of compensation granted by V.A ________ * Information required to determine veteran’s points 10. Law Enforcement Experience: Date of Hire:______________ Rank : ___________________________Agency:____________________________ 11. Have you in this state or elsewhere, been sentenced, given a deferred sentence, a suspended sentence, placed on probation, or fined in any police or court action, other than a parking violation? ANSWER "YES" or "NO" IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING. ________ If your answer is YES, a complete statement of each such instance must be attached to this application. ************************************************************* 12. EDUCATION: Are you a high school graduate? _____Yes _____No If, NO, what was highest grade completed? ______________ COLLEGE, BUSINESS SCHOOL, SERVICE SCHOOL, TRADE SCHOOL AND OTHER EDUCATION Name of School Years Dates Attended Major Subject Degree or Completed (Optional) Certificate 13. EMPLOYMENT: Begin with your present or most recent employment. Report only the last ten (10) years. Name and Address of Employer Your Title Dates Employed Reason for Leaving (From - To) 14. Have you ever been employed by the City of Cranston? ______Yes ______No If your answer is "Yes" and such employment is not included above, please give pertinent data in the space provided below. Department/Division ___________________________________ Position _____________________________ Dates Employed: From __________ To: __________ Reason for Leaving: ____________________________ ************************************************************ PLEASE READ CAREFULLY I hereby certify that all statements and answers given herein are complete and correct and I further understand that any misrepresentation on this application or upon discovery is reason for disqualification or dismissal if already employed. ___________________________ ___________________________________________________ Date Signature of Applicant DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE-FOR PERSONNEL USE ONLY Noted By Received By Veterans Discharge (DD214) Veterans Disability Certificate Naturalization Certificate Driver's License High School Diploma/GED Birth Certificate Other Licenses or Certificates Msw/fsc/6-05 CITY OF CRANSTON DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL ANNOUNCES AN OPEN COMPETITIVE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR POLICE OFFICER Salary Range: Min. $38,191.34 Max: $53.245.34 Applications must be mailed on or before 4:30 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2010 to the office of the Director of Personnel, 869 Park Ave Cranston RI 02910. Please be sure to submit all required forms and documents. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DUTIES: General police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances and in the prevention of crime. EXAMINATION PROCESS: 1. The initial examination shall consist of a Physical Agility Test conducted in accordance with the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. See attached Fitness Exam Standards and Agility Test Notice. This test is graded on a pass/fail basis. Failure to pass the Agility Test shall prevent an applicant from advancing in the recruitment process. There is no makeup date and failure to appear on time without a reasonable explanation will preclude you from participating in the exam. 2. Candidates who pass the Physical Agility Test will proceed to the 50 yard swim test. You will receive notice of the date and time by mail. This is also graded on a pass/fail basis. You must receive a passing grade to proceed to the next phase. There is no makeup date and failure to appear on time without a reasonable explanation will preclude you from participating in the exam. 3. Successful applicants will proceed to the next phase which consists of a standardized written examination in reading, written communication, observation and memory, but not limited to other testing objectives. A minimum score of 70 % is necessary to continue in the process and will constitute 60% of the total passing recruitment testing score. You will receive notice of the exam by mail. You will be precluded from taking the exam if you do not appear on time. There is no makeup date. Please allow 3 ½ hours for the exam. Applicants must present a valid photo identification and a $25 money order made out to the City of Cranston. Cash and checks will not be accepted. Failure to submit the money order will preclude you from admittance. The exam will not be delayed or rescheduled in order for you to obtain a money order. No cell phones, pagers, calculators or internet devices will be permitted at the examination site so please do not bring them with you. 4. The next phase is a comprehensive background investigation that will consist of an integrity interview, extensive investigation of the candidate’s history to include, but not be limited to, education, training, health, employment history, family, neighbors, references, character, credit, military, traits and any other areas as directed by the Chief of Police. The applicant must have an acceptable background as determined during the investigation to proceed with the next phase. Felony criminal convictions will preclude 1 you from proceeding further in the process. This includes felony convictions which have been expunged. Multiple motor vehicle violations and other criminal contacts may reflect negatively on your character and fitness for the position of Police Officer. 5. The next phase is an oral interview. The oral interview will constitute 40% of the final recruitment test score. A passing score will be 70%. The applicant must achieve a passing score in order to be placed on the candidate eligibility list. 6. The candidates who successfully complete the above-mentioned process will be placed on the civil service eligibility list, according to their final numerical score to fill future vacancies. An updated background investigation will also be conducted prior to a conditional offer of employment. Candidates must successfully complete each step of this process prior to a conditional offer of employment. 7. Under Rhode Island State Law, all police candidates must pass physical and psychological examinations administered by the State of Rhode Island, prior to being hired for a vacancy. In addition, candidates who have not already done so must then attend and satisfactorily complete the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. Candidates must successfully pass a color blindness test and should they fail, they will be eliminated. 8. All probationary status employees shall be required to complete a minimum of one (1) year as a probationary officer that includes assignment to the Field Training Officer Program. An officer’s probationary period may be extended in accordance with City of Cranston Civil Service Rules. Failure to meet any requirements listed will result in removal from the list and/or employment. PREFERENCE: Honorably discharged active duty war veterans who have received a passing final grade of 70% shall have five (5) points added to their final grade and disabled active duty war veterans shall have ten (10) points added to their final grade. In order to receive credit for veteran’s preference, an honorably discharged active duty war veteran must furnish a copy of his/her DD 214 when filing application. A disabled active duty war veteran must submit proof that he/she has been classified as “disabled” by the Veterans Administration. This proof must be submitted with the application. VETERAN DATES FOR ACTIVE DUTY WAR VETERANS are as follows: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955 July 1, 1958 to January 1, 1959 August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 August 20, 1982 to December 31, 1987 December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 August 2, 1990 to July 13, 1992 September 18, 2001 – A period to be prescribed by law, an Act of Congress or Presidential Proclamation 2 October 16, 2002 - A period to be prescribed by law, an Act of Congress or Presidential Proclamation If you have been honorably discharged from active duty in Iraq, please submit a copy of the DD214. The City will determine if your status allows you Veterans points for this service. QUALIFICATIONS: TO APPLY: • Must be 21 years of age by September 30, 2010 • Must submit proof of High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) issued by a State Department of Education. • Must submit proof of associate’s degree or transcript for (60) sixty college credits from a recognized accredited college or university. The college requirement will be waived for individuals who have served two (2) continuous years of active military service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard or have graduated from a certified state or municipal police academy with a minimum of two (2) continuous years active full-time employment as a Corrections Officer or a Police Officer in a state, municipal or county law enforcement agency or five (5) years continuous military reserve service. • Proof of military service and/or college diploma or transcript must be submitted with application. Must provide a COPY of the certificate from the state or municipal police academy and verification of employment from the law enforcement agency. • Valid Rhode Island Operator’s license with a good driving record. You must submit a photocopy of the license with your application. • Upon appointment you must be a United States citizen and a resident of the State of Rhode Island. This qualification shall continue during the entire period of employment. • Weight must be proportionate to height (see physical fitness standards). • Of good health, moral character and habits. Individuals with felony criminal convictions (including those expunged) will be removed from consideration. Individuals with misdemeanor criminal convictions (including those expunged) may be removed from consideration depending on the facts and circumstances. • Candidates must successfully pass a color blindness test and should they fail, they will be eliminated. • A $25.00 examination fee will be charged at the time of the written examination. 3 IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER: • You will need to download and print the entire application packet. If you are unable to successfully do so you can obtain a copy at the Cranston Police Department or by calling the Department of Personnel at 780-3131. • Please be sure to download all the pages of the document. • Please be sure to fill out all of the documents. One document requires your doctor’s signature. It is your responsibility to obtain this signature prior to the application deadline. Some documents must be notarized. Again, it is your responsibility to obtain the notary’s signature prior to the application deadline. Incomplete application packets will be rejected. All requested documents and photocopies must be obtained by you and mailed prior to the application deadline. You will not be allowed extra time to submit application documents and photocopies. • The application deadline is September 30, 2010 4:30 P.M. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by that time or they will be rejected. • All applications must be mailed. Please do not submit any applications to the Cranston Police Station. They will not be accepted or transferred. • There are no makeup dates for any of the exams and failure to timely appear for the written exam or present the money order for the $25 application fee will preclude you from taking the exam. • Failure to report to any phase of the testing process will result in automatic dismissal of the candidate. • You will receive notice in the mail of the written examination. Please do not call asking for the results. You will receive the results in the mail. You will also be informed of your position on the Civil Service List. • It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes in your address and phone number. If you obtain a position on the Civil Service List the list is valid for two (2) years and can be extended to a total of three (3) years with the recommendation of the Director of Personnel and approval of the Mayor. You must keep us apprised of any changes during this period so that we can contact you for further consideration if vacancies occur. 4 CITY OF CRANSTON Department of Personnel 869 Park Avenue Cranston RI 02910 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT-EEO INFORMATION FORM The information on this sheet regarding race, sex and age is needed for statistical purposes to meet federal reporting requirements on equal employment opportunity. This information is needed to analyze and assure compliance with city and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and your replies will be kept confidential. This survey will be detached from your application form prior to review of qualifications and will be available only to authorized personnel for research and evaluation purposes. Applicant Name: ________________________________________________________ Position Applying for: POLICE OFFICER Sex: Male Female Age: Under 20 20-39 40-65 66 and over ETHNIC BACKGROUND Please review all categories listed below. Determine the category which you believe best represents your ethnic background. Check one category only. White (not of Hispanic origin): All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. Black (not of Hispanic origin): All persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. Hispanic: All persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Asian or Pacific Islander: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Sub-continent or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa. American Indian or Alaskan Native: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition. GT 07/10 GT 07/10 ALLAN W. FUNG COLONEL MARCO PALOMBO JR. MAYOR CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE 5 GARFIELD AVENUE CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND 02920 Phone 942-2211 TDD 943-1410 Fax (401) 477-5113 Date:_________________ To Whom It May Concern: I,_____________________________________________D.O.B.__________________of ______________________________________________________________________ Address have made an application to the Cranston Police Department and allow the Cranston Police Department the opportunity to conduct a complete and proper background investigation. I do hereby authorize Colonel Marco Palombo, Chief of Police or his agent to examine any and all medical records, school records, employment records, and any and all other records pertaining to myself. _______________________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________ Witness Sworn and subscribed before me this________day of_____________________2010 In_____________________________________ Notary Public____________________________ Commission Number______________________ Commission Expiration Date________________ ALLAN W.FUNG COLONEL MARCO PALOMBO JR MAYOR CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE 5 GARFIELD AVENUE CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND 02920 Phone 942-2211 TDD 943-1410 Fax (401) 477-5113 Date:_________________ To Whom It May Concern: I,_____________________________________________D.O.B.__________________of ______________________________________________________________________ Address do hereby release and forever discharge the City of Cranston, and its servants, including all members of the Cranston Police Department, their heirs, and executors and administrators from all claims, demands, actions, both in law and equity or especially all claims of any physical or mental injury or discomfort or accidental death arising out of participating in, taking part in and being allowed to take the Cranston Police Department Agility test. It is completely understood that I am taking the above mentioned action of my own free will. _______________________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________ Witness Sworn and subscribed before me this________day of_____________________2010 In_____________________________________ Notary Public____________________________ Commission Number______________________ Commission Expiration Date________________ ALLAN W. FUNG COLONEL MARCO PALOMBO JR. MAYOR CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE 5 GARFIELD AVENUE CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND 02920 Phone 942-2211 TDD 943-1410 Fax (401) 477-5113 AGILITY TEST ***AGILITY TEST DATE CHANGE*** The agility test for applicants with last names beginning with letters M through Z will be held on Saturday October 16th at 8:00 am at the Cranston High School West Gymnasium located at 80 Metropolitan Ave. in Cranston. There will be NO AGILITY TEST on Sunday October 17th. Applicants should contact Lieutenant Mark Freeborn at the Training Division 401-477-5073 with any questions regarding this change. Thank you Applicants will be required to complete an Agility Test on Saturday and Sunday October 16th and 17th at 8:00AM. This test will be held at the Cranston High School West Gymnasium located at 80 Metropolitan Ave. in Cranston. If you have properly and timely submitted all the forms and documents in the application packet then you will proceed to this test. You must submit the medical release signed by your doctor in order to participate in this test. You will receive no further notice and must appear on the proper test date. If the first letter of your last name begins with A through L then you will appear for the Agility Test on Saturday October 16th. If the first letter of your last name begins with M though Z then you will appear for the Agility Test on Sunday October 17th. You must appear on the correct day for the test. Failure to be on time without reasonable explanation will preclude you from taking the test. There will be no makeup dates for this test. The test is graded on a pass/fail basis. If you fail this test you cannot continue in the recruitment process. Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy Physical Fitness Standards—Booklet Chief Anthony J. Silva, Executive Director Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy Colonel Stephen M. McCartney, Chairperson R.I. Police Officer’s Commission on Standards and Training January, 2007 Rhode Island Police Officer’s Commission on Standards and Training COMMISSION MEMBERS Colonel Stephen M. McCartney, Chairperson Chief J. David Smith, Vice-Chairperson Colonel Brendan P. Doherty Chief George L. Kelley III Mr. Robert Driscoll LEGAL COUNSEL Mr. Richard B. Woolley, Esq. Department of Attorney General Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy STAFF MEMBERS Chief Anthony J. Silva, Executive Director Captain Glenford J. Shibley, Assistant Director of Programming Captain David A. Ricciarelli, Assistant Director of Operations Mrs. Donna M. Lavallee, Administrative Assistant 2 Table of Contents Preface………………………………. page 4 Why is fitness important as a job related component for law enforcement officers...………………. page 5 How will physcial fitness be measured……………………………..page 6 Minimum physical fitness exam entrance standards…………………... page 7 Minimum physical fitness exam graduation standards………………. Page 8 3 Preface The Rhode Island Police Officer’s Commission on Standards and Training recognizes the value of physical fitness for police academy performance and has established physical fitness entrance and exit standards for successful admittance and graduation from the academy. A physical fitness test will be administered to all academy candidates to determine if each recruit officer meets the minimum entrance standards. These fitness entrance requirements help to ensure that each recruit officer can undertake the physical demands of the academy without undo risk of injury and with a likelihood of success. Applicants who do not meet all the standards will be disqualified from entering the academy. This brochure has been prepared to provide information to police administrators and recruit applicants on the rationale, purpose, testing procedures, and performance requirements as required by the fitness standards. Questions about these standards should be directed to the Police Academy’s Office at 401-722-5808. Chief Anthony J. Silva Executive Director 4 9 Why Is Fitness Important As A Job Related Minimum Physical Fitness Component For Law Enforcement Officers? Graduation Standards Physical fitness is a multidimensional human condition Physical Fitness Abilities Assessment that encompasses the following three areas. The physical abilities course is comprised of two stages. Community Fitness—For all of us, physical fitness The minimum success standard for stage 1 and 2 of this relates to our ability to pursue a variety of human course, for both male and female recruit officers, is in activities. The overall quality of our lives, inclusive of the following table: our work experience, recreational pursuits and daily physical activities relate to our muscular endurance, Stage 1 3:02 (min/sec) aerobic capacity, anaerobic power, dynamic strength and Stage 2 1:19 (min/sec) flexibility. In addition to the above, recruit officers must also meet Recruit Fitness—For a new police recruit physical the minimum standards of the following two assessment fitness provides the underlining physiological ability to tests. participate in vigorous physical activity. This vigorous and dynamic participation is critical to the instruction necessary to master the physical skills required of a MALE police officer. It is also critically important that individuals involved in the police recruit training Assessment Age Age Age program possess a reasonable level of fitness such that Age <20 Age 50-59 Battery 20-29 30-39 40-49 they are exposed to minimal physical risk during the training process. 300 Meter run 56.0 56.0 57.0 67.6 80.0 Police Fitness—The job functions of a police officer, as 1.5 Mile Run 11:58 11:58 12:25 13:05 14:33 defined by a job task analysis, are uniquely diverse and usually performed under the most adverse psychological and environmentally severed condition. To a police FEMALE officer physical fitness relates to the development and perhaps most importantly, the maintenance of the Assessment Age Age Age physiological readiness to successfully perform critical Age <20 Age 50-59 Battery 20-29 30-39 40-49 job functions. A police officer’s physical fitness may mean the difference between success and failure in 300 Meter run 64.0 64.0 74.0 86.0 n/a regards to a critical job function. Their safety and the safety of the community they have sworn to protect and 1.5 Mile Run 14:15 14:15 15:14 16:13 18:05 serve may depend on their physical abilities 8 5 Minimum Physical Fitness How Will Physical Fitness Be Measured? Entrance Standards The physical fitness test battery consists of the 5 following basic tests. MALE 1. 300 Meter Run— Assessment Age Age Age Age Age <20 Battery 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 2. Sit and Reach Test 300 Meter Run 59.0 59.0 58.9 72.0 83.2 Sit & Reach 16.5 16.5 15.5 14.3 13.3 3. 1 Minute Sit-up Test 1 Minute Sit-up 41.0 38.0 35.0 29.0 24.0 4. 1 Repetition Maximum Bench Press Max. Bench Press Ratio 1.06 .99 .88 .80 .71 5. 1.5 Mile Run 1.5 Mile Run 12:29 12:29 12:53 13:50 15:14 Applicants must pass all of the above tests. The actual performance standard for each test is FEMALE based upon norms for a national population sample. Assessment Age <20 Age Age Age Age Battery 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 The performance entrance requirement is based 300 Meter Run 71.0 71.0 79.0 94.0 n/a on the 40th percentile, and the graduation requirement is based on the 50th percentile for Sit & Reach 20.5 19.3 18.3 17.3 16.8 each age and sex group. 1 Minute Sit-up 32.0 32.0 25.0 20.0 14.0 Please refer to the tables included within this Max. Bench .58 .59 .53 .50 .44 booklet to determine the applicable minimum Press Ratio qualification by age and gender. 1.5 Mile Run 15:05 15:05 15:56 17:11 19:10 6 7 ALLAN W. FUNG COLONEL MARCO PALOMBO JR. MAYOR CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE 5 GARFIELD AVENUE CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND 02920 Phone 942-2211 TDD 943-1410 Fax (401) 477-5113 Physical Agility Medical Screening Date:_________________ I have reviewed the attached physical fitness standards for the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy, and after examining the applicant; I believe that he/she is physically able to participate in the Cranston Police Department Physical Agility test to be held ______________________________________________________ Applicant Height Applicant Weight ______________________________________________________ Doctor’s Name (Print) ______________________________________________________ Doctor’s Signature ______________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________ Comments:______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Applicant Name (Print) D.O.B. ________________________________________________________________________ Applicant Signature ALLAN W. FUNG COLONEL MARCO PALOMBO JR. MAYOR CHIEF OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE 5 GARFIELD AVENUE CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND 02920 Phone 942-2211 TDD 943-1410 Fax (401) 477-5113 SWIM TEST Applicants who successfully pass the agility test and written aptitude test will be required to complete a swim test. Test date will be announced based on the availability of the Park View Middle School Pool. Candidates are required to swim 50 yards without stopping or touching the bottom of the pool. Candidates are not permitted to use any form of a backstroke while performing this test.
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