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Friday, May, 25, 2018

Hands-Free Law

Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association (RIPCA) stresses the importance of the upcoming implementation of Hands-Free Law that will prohibit drivers from using hand-held communications devices Providence, RI– Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association (RIPCA) President, Colonel  James J. Mendonca, joined by Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., and Attorney General Peter […]

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Monday, May, 07, 2018

Police and City officials destroy recreational vehicles that have been forfeited to the City for illegal operation on Providence streets

Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., City Council President David Salvatore and City Council Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan gathered for a press conference today to destroy 17 recreational vehicles that were seized by police and subsequently deemed property of the City through a Municipal […]

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Friday, April, 13, 2018

Providence Police Detective George Duarte Awarded Scholarship to Attend National Training Conference Addressing Violent Crimes Against Women

Providence, RI:   Providence Police Detective George Duarte of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) has been selected as a 2018 scholarship recipient to attend the thirteenth annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) where hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and victim advocates from across the nation will participate in workshops and case studies related to […]

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Wednesday, April, 11, 2018

Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements Introduce K-9 Thor

Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements Introduce K-9 Thor to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau and K-9 Unit Providence, RI – Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announce a new addition to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau, K-9 Thor, a 20-month-old Black Labrador Retriever. K-9 Thor has been assigned […]

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Tuesday, April, 03, 2018

Providence and MA State Police Dismantle Large-Scale Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

Providence Police Intelligence and Organized Crime Bureau, along with the Massachusetts State Police Bristol County Narcotics Unit, dismantle large-scale heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation, seizing approximately two Kilograms, 6 vehicles and $60,000.00 in U.S. Currency and gold Providence, RI: Throughout the past several months, the Providence Police Department’s Intelligence and Organized Crime Bureau, along with […]

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Tuesday, March, 27, 2018

Providence Police: Smart Policing Innovation Grant

Providence Police Department awarded 700K in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Smart Policing Initiative: Smart Policing Innovation Grant Providence, RI:   The Providence Police Department, in partnership with The Providence Center and Roger Williams University, announce that they are one of only a handful of police departments nationwide that were selected to receive the […]

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Monday, February, 26, 2018

City of Providence to implement six additional Portable Camera Unit’s at new locations throughout school zones within the city

Providence, RI- Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce the deployment of six additional Portable Camera Unit (PCU) speed cameras throughout Providence, specifically in school zones, to provide increased public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers. The new locations for the PCU’s are Arlington Avenue from Freeman Parkway to Humboldt Avenue, Laurel Hill […]

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Thursday, February, 22, 2018

Providence Police continue efforts targeting illegal vehicles being operated on city streets

Providence, RI: On Wednesday, February 21st Officers Joseph Nezier, Brendan McKenna, Albert Deschamps and Jose Deschamps were assigned to the traffic enforcement detail monitoring recreational vehicles.  At approximately 1740 hours, Officers Albert and Jose Deschamps observed approximately 10-15 recreational vehicles driving erratically on Manton Avenue.   Police observed the vehicles as they turned onto Amherst Street […]

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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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