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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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Thursday, October, 03, 2019

Mounted Command Fall Festival – Open House

Join the Providence Police Department Mounted Command Fall Festival Open House Saturday, October 5 10 am – 2 pm at the Mounted Command Facility in Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI Free admission and free parking. Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Carnival Games, Children Activities, Mounted Command Demonstrations, and Entertainment

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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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