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                                                     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.
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         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: ____________________________

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                                  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.
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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


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  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


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    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.




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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.




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                               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




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           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




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                     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
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                                                                            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



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                                                                        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



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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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