State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2017
EXETER, RI More than 300 people gathered at the Rhode Island Fire Training Academy today to celebrate the formal ribbon-cutting for the facility as well as the graduation of 14 recruits from the first-ever statewide training program for firefighters. "These are individuals who will...
04/24/2017
SCITUATE, RI Rhode Island Public Safety Officials are seeking the cause of a disruption in calls to the state's E-911 emergency telephone system that impacted calls for emergency service for about an hour tonight before functionality was restored and the system was fully operational...
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...