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Friday, August, 09, 2019

School-Zone Speed Cameras to Begin Activation Starting September 3, 2019

30 Day Warning Period For New Camera Locations ONLY, violations issued beginning October 21, 2019 Providence, RI- The City of Providence announces the locations of the 15 Portable Camera Units (PCU’s) that will be operational in school zones throughout the City beginning September 3, 2019. The PCU’s, or speed cameras, are used to enforce speed […]

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Tuesday, June, 25, 2019

Recreational Vehicles Destroyed for Illegal Operation

  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, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and City Council Pro Tempore Michael Correia gathered for a press conference this morning to destroy 27 […]

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Monday, June, 24, 2019

PPD 69th Training Academy Graduation Ceremony

Forty-Nine recruits graduate from the 69th Providence Police Department Training Academy PROVIDENCE. RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., members of the Providence Police Department and City officials gathered at Bishop McVinney Auditorium on Saturday, June 22nd for the graduation ceremony of the 69th […]

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Wednesday, May, 29, 2019

Providence Police Implement Community Security Camera Registration Program

Residents and business owners are urged to register their privately owned surveillance systems online   PROVIDENCE, RI– The Providence Police has implemented a Community Security Camera Registration Program for residents and businesses throughout the capital city to register their video surveillance systems online, for police to use as a resource, if needed, when investigating incidents […]

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Thursday, April, 11, 2019

Incident regarding Providence Police Officer James Lewis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2019 Contact: Lindsay M. Lague Public Information Officer (401) 243-6281 *protected email* Incident regarding Providence Police Officer James Lewis Providence, RI– On April 2, 2019 Providence Police were notified by officials at the East Providence Police Department  regarding  an image that originated from the Providence Police Department’s Mobile Digital Communicator […]

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Thursday, March, 14, 2019

Beginning April 1, 2019, Providence VIN inspection services will relocate

Notice: Please be aware that beginning April 1, 2019, Providence VIN inspection services will relocate to the ground floor of the Providence Public Safety Complex Garage located at 349 West Fountain Street. To get to the new VIN Station, vehicles will need to ensure that they travel west on Washington St. from the intersection with […]

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Tuesday, March, 05, 2019

Providence Police Implement Citizen Online Reporting System

Providence Police Implement Citizen Online Reporting System for Motor Vehicle Accidents that Occur on Private Property Providence, RI: The Providence Police Department has implemented a new citizen online reporting system for motor vehicle collisions or accidents that occur on private property. This system allows citizens to submit an accident report online and print or save a […]

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Monday, November, 19, 2018

Smart Policing Initiative Behavioral Health Response Team

The Providence Police Department, in partnership with Roger Williams University and The Providence Center, launches groundbreaking Smart Policing Initiative Behavioral Health Response Team Providence, RI: The Providence Police Department, in partnership with Roger Williams University and The Providence Center, has launched its groundbreaking Smart Policing Initiative Behavioral Health Response Team (BHRT.) The PPD along with […]

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Friday, October, 19, 2018

PPD Seeking AmeriCorps Member

  AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity Full-Time Position 1700 hours in 10 Months       The Providence Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Relations Support Specialist.  The candidate will ideally begin service on November 16, 2018, and serve a minimum […]

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