State Government Press Releases

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07/28/2016
On July 28, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Hope Valley Barracks and Officers from the Hopkinton Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 95 South in the Town of Hopkinton. Initial investigation revealed that the tractor trailer was traveling...
07/28/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony of 26 new troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. The Commencement Ceremony will take...
07/25/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, in conjunction with Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies, announce an open dialogue forum between Rhode Island law enforcement and community members. The discussion...
07/25/2016
At 1:30 PM, Troopers arrested Cesar Sacasari, age 23, of 61 Elm Street, Apt. 3, Woonsocket, RI for 1) Duty to Stop Accident Resulting in Personal Injury/Death (4 Counts), 2) Duty to Stop Accident Resulting in Damage to Attended Vehicle and 3) Reckless Driving. This arrest was the result of...
07/24/2016
At 12:28 AM, Troopers arrested Jugeily Luciano Mateo, age 29, of 385 Rathbun Street Apartment #3, Woonsocket, RI for 1.) Superior Court Full Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pre-Trial on the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin (1 Ounce 1 Kilogram) originating from the...
06/21/2016
The Rhode Island State Police Department's K9 "Riggs" has received a ballistic vest thanks to a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and an anonymous sponsor provided funding for K9 "Riggs" vest. K9 "Riggs" is a 3 -year-old German Shepherd Dog, who has been assigned to Trooper...
05/23/2016
On May 23, 2016, at approximately 12:07 AM, Troopers from the State Police Wickford and Hope Valley Barracks responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Route 95 South in the Town of East Greenwich. The investigation revealed the following: A black Toyota Camry, operated by...
04/27/2016
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...
04/26/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and Peter Alviti, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will hold a press conference on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:30 p.m. at Roger Williams...
08/03/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that today the Rhode Island State Police, pursuant to the Access to Public Records Act (APRA), is releasing the Assessment of the Cranston Rhode Island Police...