The Rhode Island Capitol Police Academy is located in Cranston, Rhode Island. It is an unpaid academy, which runs from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday for approximately 8 weeks. It is designed to challenge each recruit to determine if one possesses the necessary intelligence, emotional stability, physical stamina, and other criteria necessary to meet training objectives and active duty requirements.
Recruits report to the Training Academy Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM and are dismissed at 10:00 PM. The schedule consists of classes, lectures, demonstrations, and one (1) physical fitness training period each day. Attendance is mandatory for all training days.
Upon successful completion of the training program, a recruit is sworn in as a member of the Division of Capitol Police, or a recruit is placed on a reserve list. After being sworn in as a member of the Division, a six (6) month probationary period begins. Assignments are based on the needs of the Division.