The deadline to apply for the 2024 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy Class is Saturday, Jan. 28.

To be considered for the academy, applicants must meet be between the ages of 18 and 35; a high school graduate or hold a General Equivalency Diploma; a citizen of the United States; and possess a valid operator's license prior to starting the academy or be willing and eligible to obtain one.

Applicants must not possess a criminal conviction for a felony offense. During the background investigation, a candidate is evaluated relative to an established set of criteria. Candidates are asked many personal questions, including but not limited to the recency and frequency of traffic citations, at-fault automobile collisions, illegal drug usage, arrests, and convictions.

All recruits entering the academy must be fully vaccinated as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) against COVID-19, subject to a medical exemption.

The next Rhode Island State Police Training Academy will begin in January of 2024. For more information, visit To apply, visit

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