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Rhode Island Airport Police
Leo D. Messier, Chief of Police
Stephen J. Cahill, Deputy Chief of Police
DISPATCH 24/7: (401) 691-2247       
EMAIL: police@pvdairport.com

The RI Airport Corporation Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer from Tuesday, September 2, 2014 until Midnight Sunday, October 19, 2014.

APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. U.S. Citizen
  2. 18 years of age at the time of application
  3. Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  4. High school Diploma or GED
  5. Minimum 60 college credits as of September 2, 2014 from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education OR
  6. 3 years full-time police, law enforcement, or corrections experience by September 2, 2014 OR
  7. 3 years active military duty as of September 2, 2014 OR
  8. 3 years military reserve service as of September 2, 2014
  9. Good moral character

 APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS:

  1. Preliminary Application submission (Tuesday, September 2 to Sunday, October 19)
  2. Written examination (Saturday, October 25)
  3. Physical fitness test
  4. Supplemental Employment Application
  5. Oral interview(s)
  6. Eligibility list established
  7. Background investigation
  8. Medical examination
  9. Psychological examination
  10. RI Municipal Police Academy
  11. One year probation period including FTO program
  12. Permanent appointment as a police officer

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  1. A certified copy of your birth certificate or naturalization papers.
  2. A photocopy of your driver’s license.
  3. A photocopy of your college diploma and a certified copy of your college transcript.
  4. Proof of military service.
  5. Police/Law Enforcement Academy diploma.

 Note: All documents must be legible and will be retained by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

 **Please click here for application.  


The Rhode Island Airport Police is a fully authorized, duly sworn, full service, law enforcement agency of the State of Rhode Island.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Rhode Island Airport Police Department is to serve all passengers, visitors, and employees within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to aviation safety and security, prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, order and safety, the enforcement of local, state and federal law, and federal security directives.

The Rhode Island Airport Police enforces Local, State, and Federal laws primarily at T.F. Green International Airport, the state's only commercial air-carrier airport.  The Patrol Division maintains a presence at Green Airport.  We also have enforcement authority on a statewide level with regard to aviation related matters.  Our post-9/11 duties also include active anti- and counter-terrorism measures.

Investigative Unit
The Inspector’s office, for the Airport Police, handles various responsibilities throughout the department. The Inspector is the Detective for the department, and his main duties are the investigating, processing, and prosecution of all incidents and arrests that happen throughout the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.
If at any time you have information regarding an incident at the airport, or you would like to request a copy of a report, you may reach Inspector Joe Ottaviano at (401) 691-2420.

SEGWAY OPERATIONS
The Segway Patroller program at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) supplements the traditional foot patrol. The program is designed to improve response time in an airport setting, while facilitating increased public interaction.

BIKE PATROL

The RI Airport Police has maintained a certified Police Cyclist Unit since 1999.  The unit consists of police officers, who have undergone a rigorous week-long certification process through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA).  Sergeant Michael Mefford, a certified IPMBA Instructor, oversees this unit and  for many years, offers the Police Certification Course to police departments throughout RI as part of nationwide return to the "Community Policing" effort.

DIGNITARY PROTECTION
The department works closely with the United States Secret Service and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to provide protection of any dignitaries that arrive or depart from any airport in the state.

EXPLOSIVE DETECTION CANINE UNIT, NATIONAL EXPLOSIVE DETECTION CANINE TRAINING PROGRAM (NEDCTP)
In cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the department has several NEDCTP K-9 teams at T.F. Green Airport.  These K-9 teams are also used to assist local, state and federal law enforcement agencies when requested.

NARCOTIC DETECTION CANINE PROGRAM
The department utilizes several certified narcotic detection K-9's at the Airport. These narcotic K-9's are also used to assist local, state, and federal agencies when requested.

DISPATCH COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
The dispatch communications center provides radio communication to our officers in the field, ARFF units, airport operations, and all other airport services and operates 24 hours a day/seven days a week. This center also receives and fields thousands of calls a year pertaining to a wide variety of requests for information and assistance from the public, airport tenants, and other public safety agencies. All calls for service are processed through the use of a computer-aided dispatch system.

SECURITY IDENTIFICATION BADGING UNIT

The Badging Office processes all applicants that require security credentials.  This allows certain individuals to access secured areas of the airport.  The department is responsible for the processing of all Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC's), Security Threat Assessment (STA) information, as well as security testing.  

LOST & FOUNDWhile traveling it is very common for passengers to lose items, while going through screening at the security checkpoint, at the airport or on an aircraft. If you feel think you may have lost an item while at T.F. Green Airport, please call (401) 691-2247, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  If you believe you lost an item while going through screening at the security checkpoint, please contact TSA at (401) 734-1900.  If you think you may have lost the item on the aircraft please contact your airline directly and they will assist you.

Contact or bring any lost & found items to the Information Desk (401) 691-2262, which is located on the 1st floor in the middle of the Terminal.  The booth is staffed by students from Johnson & Wales University.  They will assist with issuing a public address message throughout the Terminal regarding the lost or found item.

RECORDS REQUESTS
If you were involved in an accident or an incident while traveling through T.F. Green Airport, and would like to request a copy of the report, please click here to for the request form.  Completed forms should be mailed to the Airport Police Inspector, 2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.

CIVILIAN COMPLEMENTS/SUGGESTIONS/COMPLAINTS
If you would like to make a complaint, click to view the form. Completed forms should be mailed to the Chief of the Airport Police, 2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.

HELPFUL LINKS
RIAC EXPRESSIVE ACTIVITY POLICY
RIAC GROUND TRANSPORTATION POLICY
RIAP COMPLIMENT/COMPLAINT FORM
TRANSPORATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)
TSA PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST
SEE SOMETHING/ SAY SOMETHING
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE
US SECRET SERVICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
US CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION
US POSTAL INSPECTORS