Become a Trooper


Service in the Rhode Island State Police requires active, intelligent people whose reputations are above reproach. High moral, mental, and physical standards are demanded and maintained. The Division is rich with history and tradition and our Troopers are known for their integrity and commitment to duty.

Salary and benefits are competitive, and Troopers can serve in a variety of roles throughout their career. 

As a Trooper you will conduct criminal investigations, accident investigations, traffic enforcement and search and rescue operations. After an initial period of service as a Uniform Trooper you can be part of specialty units including:

  • K-9
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Training Academy
  • Computer Crimes
  • Narcotics
  • Forensics
  • Financial Crimes
  • Violent Fugitive Task Force
  • Public Corruption
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
  • Dive Team
  • Tactical Team

Troopers will be required to wear a standardized uniform and will be expected to work any shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays. At times, troopers are expected to work longer than their regular work shift or designated schedule. Troopers are required to work during natural and man-made disasters, such as hurricanes, snowstorms, and other potentially catastrophic events.

If you are considering a career with the Rhode Island State Police but would like to speak with a recruiter before applying, please fill out this form and you will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the Rhode Island State Police.

The Rhode Island State Police is an equal opportunity employer.