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Friday, September, 03, 2021

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Pare and Colonel Clements announce the appointment of Michael Stephens, Captains Kevin Lanni and Henry Remolina to the rank of Major

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Pare and Colonel Clements announce the appointment of Michael Stephens, Captains Kevin Lanni and Henry Remolina to the rank of Major Michael Stephens to serve as first Providence Police Department Community Relations and Diversion Services Major Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré and Colonel […]

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Tuesday, August, 31, 2021

Providence Police Department resumes VIN station operations

Providence, RI – Effective tomorrow, September 1, 2021, the Providence Police Department VIN Station will resume vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections at the Providence Public Safety Complex Garage located at 349 West Fountain Street. Please note that the VIN Station will only be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. […]

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Thursday, July, 22, 2021

City of Providence Partners with The Providence Center, Family Service of Rhode Island, Community Members to Design Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program

Partnership will solicit feedback from Steering Committee composed of behavioral health supports, social services providers, public safety personnel and community members July 22, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Tiffney Davidson-Parker President and COO of The Providence Center, Sarah Kelly-Palmer, Vice President of Family Service of […]

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Friday, June, 04, 2021

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) assessment team invites public comment for upcoming accreditation evaluation

The Providence Police Department prepares for evaluation to ensure compliance with CALEA accreditation standards Providence, RI – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will complete an examination of all aspects of the Providence Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on June 14, […]

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Tuesday, April, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Completion of Operations Review and Analysis of the Providence Public Safety Department

PFM Center for Justice and Safety Finance provides independent report informing shift to a prevention-first model of public safety to create a healthier, safer, and more just community April 13, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman Pedro Espinal (Ward 10), Commissioner of Public Safety, Steven Paré, Deputy Director of PFM’s Center […]

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Wednesday, April, 08, 2020

Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement Discuss Strategies to Combat Covid-19 Fraud

PROVIDENCE – Local and state police departments from across Rhode Island and federal law enforcement agencies today participated in a teleconference hosted by the United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the United States Postal Inspection Service to discuss strategies to identify and combat COVID-19 fraud. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other federal […]

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Monday, December, 09, 2019

Providence Police Department announce outcome of Narcotics Bureau Investigation, Operation “Bussed Out”

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements and members of the Providence Police Department Narcotics Bureau joined this morning at the Providence Public Safety Complex to announce the outcome of Operation “Bussed Out,” a four-month-long investigation into narcotics trafficking in and around the Kennedy Plaza area of the City.  This operation resulted with […]

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Friday, October, 18, 2019

Providence Police announce Recruitment Drive for the 70th Providence Police Department Training Academy

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré, Colonel Clements and community partners announce Recruitment Drive for the 70th Providence Police Department Training Academy   Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Chief of Police Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., President James Vincent (NAACP-Providence Branch); Associate Director Cheryl Burrell (Office of Diversity, Equity […]

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