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Cranston police need a few good men and women to join the department. RI residents can apply, the ma


CRANSTON, RI — The Cranston Police Department is recruiting new officers and "really trying to increase diversity on the force," the mayor's office said. To that end, the second of two recruitment drives is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 at the police training complex, 493 Phenix Ave. The mayor will be stopping by, too.

The starting salary is $45,559.28. Here are some of the details from the job announcement.

• Annual step increases for four years to $63,516.44

• Health and dental plan

• Pension plan

• Paid vacation

Qualifications

• Must be 21 years of age by June 30, 2017

• Prior to June 30, 2017, you must have obtained an Associate’s Degree; or a minimum of sixty (60) college credits.

• The college requirement will be waived for individuals who have served two (2)continuous years of active military service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force,Marine Corps or Coast Guard or five (5) years continuous military reserve service or have graduated from a certified state or municipal police academy with a minimum of two (2) continuous years active full-time employment as a Corrections Officer or a Police Officer in a state, municipal or county law enforcement agency.

• Must have good communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to multi-task during stressful situations.

• Must demonstrate a history of good work ethic and civil conduct.

• Weight must be proportionate to height.

• Be of good health, moral character and habits, and sound in body and mind.

• Individuals with felony criminal convictions (including those expunged) will be removed from consideration.

• Individuals with misdemeanor criminal convictions (including those expunged) may be removed from consideration depending on the facts and circumstances.

• Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will be disqualified per Federal Law (18 U.S.C. 922 (g) (9).

• Driving history will be considered and may be disqualify some individuals.

• Persons with a driving history which includes “driving while impaired” will be disqualified.

• Must not test positive for a substance that is classified as illegal without a prescription in the State of Rhode Island.

• Upon appointment you must be a United States citizen and a resident of the State of Rhode Island. This qualification shall continue during the entire period of employment.