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Tuesday, November, 21, 2017

Providence Police Department Promotions

Providence Police Department promotes members to the rank of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Detective Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and members of the Providence Police Department gathered at City Hall this evening for the promotional ceremony of twenty-four members of the department. Members of […]

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Monday, October, 16, 2017

“Do Not Block the Box” initiative

Providence Police to begin enforcement for “Do Not Block the Box” initiative Providence, RI – As part of an effort to enhance mobility at potentially dangerous intersections, Providence Police will begin monitoring two intersections within the City to issue warnings to drivers if they are “Blocking the Box,” with enforcement slated to begin this week. […]

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Thursday, October, 05, 2017

Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements Introduce K-9 EDOX to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau

Providence, RI- Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announced a new addition to the Providence Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau, K-9 EDOX (explosive-detection-odor-expert,) a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois. K-9 EDOX has been assigned to work with Officer Scott Keenan, who is a 16 year veteran of the force, and the […]

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Body Camera worn by Providence Police
Wednesday, October, 04, 2017

Providence Police Department to deploy Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras

Providence, RI– The Providence Police Department announces the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWC’s) for all officers serving within the patrol bureau of the department.  Officers will begin training throughout the month of October and BWC’s will be fully operational in the field within 8-12 weeks from the start of training. Axon 2 Body Worn Cameras […]

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Illegal Vechicles
Thursday, September, 28, 2017

Police and City officials announce progress and continued efforts related to illegal vehicles

Police and City officials announce progress and continued efforts related to ordinance targeting illegal vehicles being operated on Providence streets Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan and other police and city officials gathered for a press conference today related to the recently […]

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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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