State Government Press Releases

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03/03/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Capitol Police has launched a recruitment campaign, with applications being accepted through March 31, according to Chief Joseph T. Little Jr. Interested applicants must apply through the state recruitment website at www.apply.ri.gov. "Our goal is to...
02/16/2017
Carbon monoxide poisoning, which is being blamed for critically injuring five family members in a Smithfield home last night, is a potentially deadly hazard that everyone needs to be aware of, said James Gumbley, Chief Deputy in the State Fire Marshal's Office. "People cannot rely on their...
10/26/2016
Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Barry, Acting Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and State Fire Marshal John Chartier, announce the arrest of Sean Killeavy, of Bristol, on the charges of Felony Assault and Battery Criminal Negligence. On August 17, 2016,...
09/22/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, advise citizens to be aware of a telephone scam threatening arrest if a financial payment is not made. A...
08/24/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, are pleased to announce the graduation ceremony of eighteen (18) new deputy sheriffs from the Rhode Island...
07/14/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on July 12, 2016, a Capitol Police Officer assigned to the Governor J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex discovered an unresponsive male lying on a bench on the first floor...
06/28/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, with the assistance of State Fire Marshal John Chartier, present a public safety message regarding the use and danger of fireworks as Rhode Islanders prepare to celebrate our Nation's...
05/13/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that Rhode Island E 9-1-1, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's Office of Highway Safety, have implemented a...