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Wednesday, January, 31, 2018

Representatives from Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office and Providence Police Department partner with local LGBTQ advocates to promote LGBTQ inclusiveness training for all officers

Providence, RI – Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce a continuation of the partnership between the Providence Police Department, The Rhode Island Commission on Prejudice & Bias, the Sojourner House, and the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) to train all sworn members of the Providence Police Department in LGBTQ-inclusive polices and best practices.  Officers […]

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Monday, January, 29, 2018

Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announce arrests related to recent shootings

Providence, RI: Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce the arrest of two individuals in connection with two of the shooting incidents that have occurred recently in the city. Brandy Diaz, age 18 of Providence, was charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy related to her involvement in the January 24th shooting and robbery of […]

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Wednesday, January, 24, 2018

Providence Police Task Force apprehends two individuals in possession of illegal firearms

Providence, RI:  On January 23rd at approximately 2026 hours, Providence Police Task Force Investigators Brian Murphy and Robert Foley were patrolling in the Hillhurst Avenue area when they observed a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed and directed towards their police cruiser. As the vehicle continued driving towards police, officers recognized two of […]

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Tuesday, January, 23, 2018

Providence implements Portable Camera Unit’s throughout school zones within the city, police issuing violations to speeders

Providence, RI: Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce the deployment of Portable Camera Unit (PCU) speed cameras throughout Providence, specifically in school zones, to provide increased public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers. “Ultimately this is about keeping families safe, especially in areas with many children around,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Tragedies […]

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Monday, December, 18, 2017

Providence Police Captain Kevin M. Lanni graduates from FBI National Academy

Providence, RI – Providence Police Captain Kevin M. Lanni was one of two hundred and twenty-two law enforcement officials to graduate from the 270th session of the prestigious FBI National Academy on December 15th, after completing the 11-week program held in Quantico, Virginia. The 270th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from […]

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Thursday, November, 30, 2017

Providence Police K9’s make narcotics and firearm apprehensions throughout the month of November

Providence, RI- On November 8th Providence Police Undercover Narcotics Detectives were investigating complaints of narcotic activity in the area of Elmwood Avenue. Throughout their investigation police identified and eventually located a suspect vehicle being used related to this activity, a 2010 Gray Mercedes SUV. K9 Gero and his partner Officer Louis Salinaro responded to the […]

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