Deputy Sheriff Position

RHODE ISLAND STATE SHERIFF'S DEPT   Cranston, RI   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 26, 2021
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Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs

Deputy Sheriff Position

Full-time – Starting at $46,146

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The Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, Division of Sheriffs, is now recruiting qualified, motivated and diverse individuals who are seeking full-time employment as a Deputy Sheriff.


  • Judicial and Courtroom Security
  • Prisoner Transportation & Management
  • Cell Block Security
  • Extraditions
  • Special Operations
  • Service of Writs and Court Documents


  •  US Citizen
  • Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma or have obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED) issued by a state Department of Education and must satisfy one of the following additional requirements:

Option 1: EDUCATION: Such as may have been gained through graduation with an Associate Degree (or 60 college credits) or higher in law enforcement or criminal justice from a college of recognized standing.

Option 2: MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through two (2) years of active military service or four (4) years of Military Reserve, National Guard or Coast Guard duty.

Option 3: CORRECTIONAL EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through three (3) years of full-time employment as a correctional officer.

Option 4: ACADEMY TRAINING EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through successful completion of the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, State Police Academy, Providence Police Academy, or comparable certified program offered by any state or municipal police departments.

Option 5: PROTECTIVE SERVICE EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through two (2) or more years of full-time employment in a position requiring the maintenance of law and order and the protection of life and property, includes the responsibility for the arrest and detention of persons in violation of law.


  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Dependable
  • Physically fit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • $46,146 starting annual salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Highly desirable schedule Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Applications are being accepted through November 7, 2021.

The State of Rhode Island, Department of Public Safety, is an equal opportunity and diversity employer.