Training Academy

Letter of Interest

If you wish to be notified when we begin accepting applications for the next Rhode Island State Police Training Academy, please submit a Letter of Interest using this electronic form.

Please note:

  • There is no set date for the next Training Academy Class. Check our website periodically and follow us on social media for updates.
  • The Letter of Interest is NOT an application. It is a way to notify individuals interested in becoming a trooper when the application process begins.
  • If you submitted a Letter of Interest and any of your information has changed (e.g., your name, phone number, email address, or address), do not submit another Letter of Interest. You must notify the Training Academy at of any changes to ensure you receive communications from the State Police.

About the Academy


The Rhode Island State Police Training Academy is located in Foster, Rhode Island. The Training Academy is responsible for conducting the Rhode Island State Police Recruit Instruction School, all in-service training for Division members, firearms training for the members the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, Rhode Island Capitol Police, Division of the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal, and continuing education courses in law enforcement. The Training Academy also coordinates training with the other New England State Police Administrators Conference (NESPAC) trainers.

The resident Training Academy lasts twenty-four (24) weeks, and is designed to challenge each recruit to determine if one possesses the necessary intelligence, emotional stability, physical stamina, or other criteria necessary to meet training objectives and active duty requirements.

Recruits report to the Training Academy at 9:00 PM on Sunday evenings and reside at the Training Academy until 5:00 PM the following Friday. The daily schedule commences at 6:00 AM and concludes at 10:00 PM with classes, lectures, demonstrations, and two (2) physical fitness training periods each day.

For specific information with respect to qualifications and the selection / training process, call (401) 444-1191 for additional details.

Contact the Training Academy

Phone: (401) 444-1191


The Rhode Island State Police is an Equal Opportunity and Diversity Employer.