Recruit Mentorship Program

The Recruit Mentorship Program is a structured program required for all candidates/alternate candidates who have received Conditional Offers of Employment. This program will commence approximately five (5) weeks prior to the start of the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy.

The program will focus on preparing each candidate/alternate candidate for success in the Training Academy. There will be a physical assessment conducted at the start of the program and a final physical assessment at the conclusion of the program to coincide with the commencement of the Training Academy.

Candidates/alternate candidates will be provided with information and instruction to assist them in general readiness to attend the Training Academy, including techniques to increase cardiovascular endurance and upper body strength, swimming instruction and water safety instruction. Basic military movements and commands will also be demonstrated to assist with proper military bearing.

Candidates/alternate candidates are required to attend all five (5) sessions, one of which is a swim session.

Any candidate/alternate candidate who fails to attend the mandatory five (5) sessions and/or fails the final physical assessment test will have his/her Conditional Offer of Employment revoked resulting in removal from the selection process.