Salary and Benefits

  • The starting salary for a Capitol Police Officer upon appointment (excluding overtime and incentive pay) is $45,972 going up incrementally to $52,821.
  • The average work week consists of forty (40) hours. Capitol Police Officers may be required to work holidays and weekends.
  • Upon appointment as a member of the Rhode Island Capitol Police, members are eligible for the following benefits:
    • Health Insurance (Health care coverage is contributory in nature. A co-share of the medical premium is required for participation in coverage. Upon retirement, Department members are eligible for health insurance benefits with a required co-share equal to the premium co-share percentage applicable as of the date of retirement.)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Prescription Service
    • Vision Care
    • Life Insurance
  • Uniforms and equipment are furnished by the Department. Upon appointment, Capitol Police Officers receive an annual clothing allowance of $800.
  • To ensure the proper performance of professional duties and obligations, the Department may direct and authorize overtime.
  • There are ten (10) official State holidays per calendar year.
  • Annual vacation for Capitol Police Officers is listed below:
    • 6 months to 5 years of service = 10 working days vacation
    • 5 years to 10 years of service = 15 working days vacation
    • 10 years to 15 years of service = 18 working days vacation
    • 15 years to 20 years of service = 20 working days vacation
    • 20 years to 25 years of service = 26 working days vacation
    • 25+ years of service = 28 working days vacation