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The City of Pawtucket strives to provide the highest quality services to its residents. The City's police, fire, and emergency management teams work hard every day to ensure the safety and welfare of all who live, work, and visit our city.

Fire Department Recruitment 

The Department will begin accepting applications for firefighter candidates in November 2017. There are important requirements that can be met by candidates this summer, such as the Physical Performance Assessment and the Emergency Medical Technician License. We are issuing notice of the requirements well in advance to allow potential candidates the opportunity to meet the requirements in time for the application period.  For more details and to learn more about the requirements, please see the following information:  

Press Release Fire Recruitment Brochure

Informational Flyer

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Register for the Physical Performance Assessment! Testing is happening in September and October: http://rifirechiefs.com/ppa-info/

“Pawtucket is a great community to live, work, and commit to public service” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Becoming a firefighter is a rewarding experience and holds the great responsibility of protecting our citizens and our community. We hope you will join our team.”  

“The Department wants to ensure that we attract a highly qualified, diverse group to join our team,” said Chief Sisson. “We also want to provide applicants with plenty of time to meet the requirements over the summer and the fall, such as the physical performance assessment and emergency medical technician license.” 

Firefighter applications will be available on this website online prior to the November filing period. If you have any questions regarding the requirements, please contact the Personnel Office at 401-728-0500 ext. 235 or 276. 

Police Department Recruitment 

The City of Pawtucket will be accepting applications for Police Officer starting Sunday, June 11, 2017 thru Saturday, August 5, 2017. 

To learn more about the applications process, please visit: http://www.pawtucketpolice.com/employment/index.html 

Public Safety Director

Antonio J. Pires

Emergency Management

Phone: (401) 729-5846

Fax: (401) 722-2487

Director: Normand Menard


Acting Police Chief: Tina Goncalves

Non-Emergency: (401) 727-9100

Emergency: 911

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Fire Chief: William Sisson

Non-Emergency: (401) 725-1422

Emergency: 911

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Public Works

Non-Emergency: (401) 728-0500

City Hall

Phone: (401) 728-0500

Fax: (401) 728-8932


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City, Council and Police Team Up to Get Guns Off the Street

  • October 12, 2017
  • Press Release

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"The City has a long history with and commitment to the PawSox, a team that is woven into the fabric of our community… I am committed to maintaining the affordable family friendly brand of PawSox baseball in Pawtucket."

- Don Grebien

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  • October 4, 2017
  • Event

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