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NEXT TEST: To be determined


The Town of Swansea is currently seeking reserve police officers.  The police department will be collecting applications year-round on a continuous basis.  Once the department accumulates a sufficient amount of applicants, they will administer another entrance exam.

Duties and Responsibilities: the Reserve Officers may be assigned to work on scheduled Patrol shifts and to perform dispatching duties.  Reserve Officers may also work assignments as authorized by the Chief of Police including working on special occasions such as parades, Halloween, and the Fourth of July. After field training and a break-in period, the Reserve Officer may be allowed to work police details. Reserve Officers will be evaluated by patrol officers and supervisors on a regular basis, and appointed annually. Reserve Officers who have completed all training requirements and regularly participate in work assignments, will be eligible to fill full-time police patrolman vacancies.

Qualifications/Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older at the time of the written examination, possessing at least 60 college credits; and/or 2 years active military service and/or 4 years National Guard/Reserve Service while having possessing GED or High School diploma. Must be eligible to obtain a Class A license to carry a firearm and possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications are available at the Swansea Police Department or by downloading the APPLICATION HERE.  

AA/EOE NOTE:  Full-time sworn Police Officers are selected from the active Reserve list. 



updated November,2017