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Wednesday, June, 22, 2022

Providence Police Department seeking public input regarding automated license plate reader policy

Providence, RI – The Providence Police Department is in the process of implementing an internal policy regarding the utilization of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology to capture and store digital license plate data and images while recognizing the established privacy rights of the public. The Providence Police Department is asking the public to share […]

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Friday, June, 17, 2022

City of Providence Prepares for National 3G Phase Out by Integrating Credit Card Parking Payments into PVD311 App

Friday, June 17, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced a new convenient method to pay for parking in preparation for the national discontinuation of 3G service. Digital parking payment functionality has now been integrated into the City’s PVD311 app, which is already widely used by Providence residents and visitors. Providence’s single-space […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Friday, November, 19, 2021

The Providence Police Department is now recruiting!

November 18, 2021 Dear Neighbor, Last week, I had the honor of joining Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, community partners Cedric Huntley of the Nonviolence Institute and Channavy Chhay of the Center for Southeast Asians, and members of the Providence Police Department to kick off recruitment for the […]

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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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