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Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

Providence Police Department Deploys Citizen Incident Reporting Solution

New online reporting system will give citizens the ability to file police reports online, providing better service, allocation of resources and reducing administrative costs Providence, RI – The Providence Police Department today announced the deployment of the LexisNexis® Desk Officer Reporting System. The solution provides a fast and efficient online method for the community to […]

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Friday, August, 25, 2017

Street Closures – September 1, 2017 through September 4, 2017

From 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 1 until 7:00 a.m. Monday, September 4, Providence College has requested No Parking signs at the above times on the streets listed below: Oakland Avenue Pembroke Avenue Radcliffe Avenue Pinehurst Avenue Tyndall Avenue All of Smith Street to Eaton Street Chad Brown Street from Oakland Avenue to Tyndall Avenue Eaton […]

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Police Academy Graduation
Monday, August, 07, 2017

Fifty-five recruits graduate from the 68th Providence Police Department Training Academy

The largest and most diverse class in the department’s history has been sworn in as the newest officers representing Providence’s Finest  PROVIDENCE. RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., members of the Providence Police Department and City officials joined at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this […]

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Vleira Camerena Award
Thursday, July, 27, 2017

Providence Police Sergeant Charles “Chip” Vieira receives 2017 Enrique S. Camarena Award from RI Elks Association

Providence, RI- Providence Police Sergeant Charles “Chip” Vieira was presented this morning with the Enrique S. Camarena Drug Awareness Award by Drug Awareness Chairman Rodney A. Crepeau of the Rhode Island Elks Association. Special Agent Enrique Camarena was an 11-year veteran of the DEA who was murdered by the Mexican drug cartel while investigating drug […]

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Tuesday, May, 30, 2017

Providence Police Intelligence and Organized Crime Bureau dismantle large scale heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation, seizing over one kilogram

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements today announce the arrest of 30 individuals in connection to a ten-month drug trafficking investigation, dubbed “Operation Stop the Flow,” which dismantled a large-scale heroin and fentanyl distribution organization. In furtherance of their investigation, police requested authorization from the Rhode Island Superior Court […]

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Monday, May, 22, 2017

Providence Police Training Division to hold faith-based civilian police academy

Providence Police announce the kick-off of a collaborative effort between law enforcement and members of clergy throughout the city by starting a faith-based civilian police academy. Members of the Providence Police Department gathered with the selected members of the faith-based community yesterday evening for the first of four sessions. Topics to be covered include best […]

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Monday, February, 27, 2017

Providence Police welcome new K9’s to the force

The Providence Police Department announce the addition of two new police dogs to the K9 Unit, for a total of four dogs on the force. K9 Ripp and K9 Jimbo have completed the 12-week K9 patrol training school at the Rhode Island K9 Academy, led by Master Trainer Sgt. Roger Reardon (RISP, Ret.), which certified […]

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