Police Assistant Learning Support (P.A.L.S)
The University of Rhode Island Police Department and Talent Development are offering a student program entitled “Police Assistant Learning Support” or P.A.L.S. This program is available during the summer break for Talent Development students who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Those chosen for the program will work a twenty-hour week alongside members of the URI Police Department and other members of the Department of Public Safety. This will be a paid position with funding being provided by Talent Development.
The objective of the program is to integrate students interested in working directly within their community to observe first hand the day to day operations of a fully functional campus police department. Students will undergo a comprehensive in-service work program relating to, but not limited to, the campus community, safety, security of buildings and other related issues. Students will perform certain tasks with police officers in the field and share information and ideas related to the events.
Learning and practical applications will include; orientation to police functions and operations, non-violence training, ride-along training, building security, student escort services, informational aids, special assignments, etc.
The application process is as follows:
- Fill out the two-page P.A.L.S. Program Student Application
- Fill out the Criminal Background Check Release & Authorization Form
- Write a one page essay regarding your interests in law enforcement
- Forward this package to the Talent Development Coordinator
- A Criminal History Check will be conducted on all Applicants
- Applicants will be subject to an Interview Process and Reference Check
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