Make a plunge, police deadline: Five things to know in Glocester this week


Police recruit deadline

The town of Glocester is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of probationary police officer. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess at least 60 college credits from an accredited institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education by January 1, 2023, preferably in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Three years of full time police, law enforcement or corrections experience, or three years of continuous active U. S. military duty, or five years of continuous U. S. military reserve service, may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Applicants must pass an extensive background investigation, and must be a U. S. citizen with a valid driver’s license. Applications are available online at, or in person at: Glocester Police Department 162 Chopmist Hill Chepachet, RI 02814

Completed applications and a $25 non-refundable application fee (in check or money order only) made payable to the town of Glocester must be submitted to the Glocester Police Station by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Successful applicants must be available to attend the municipal police academy beginning in July 2022. Previous candidates must complete new applications.

Make the plunge

Ponaganset High School has partnered with the Special Olympics for the 46th annual Polar Plunge to be held on Saturday, March 19 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. There is a minimum donation of $50 to plunge and 50 percent of the money raised will go back to the school’s Unified Champion Schools program.

Those “Too Chicken To Plunge,” can participate in the virtual option. Too Chicken Plungers can still register under their school’s team page and then talk to the Team Captain (UCS school Liaison) and let them know that they want to do virtual option. Register at…/20592-unified… and choose the Ponaganset High School option.

PHS was the top fundraising school for the week of January 28, and the second highest fundraiser for the week of February 4.

Miss Glocester

Glocester resident Victoria Zambarano has been selected as an official contestant in the 2022 Miss Rhode Island USA pageant and is seeking support as she prepares to represent Glocester in the May event. A lifelong town resident, Zambarano said she plans to speak on spreading awareness about digital abuse.

To help with donations or sponsorships visit

Kiss a pony

Sundance Stables in Chepachet will host Be Our Valentine on Saturday, Feb. 12, a fun afternoon making a unicorn valentine painting along with a photo op in a pony kisses booth. The event is outdoors and will only cancel for very bad weather so plan to dress for outdoor activities. The cost is $15 per child and a paid reservation is required prior to the event, as seating is extremely limited. Call (401) 641-5788 to reserve a spot.

Town meetings

The Glocester Budget Board will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, Feb. 7 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend are here.

The Board of Contracts and Purchases will meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Land Trust has cancelled the meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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