State Government Press Releases

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06/27/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of our efforts to continue to make our highways safer, members of the Rhode Island State Police have arrested ten (10) subjects for Driving While Intoxicated...
06/24/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, June 23, 2016, members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force arrested two subjects on...
06/24/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that earlier this morning members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested a Rehoboth, Massachusetts woman for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs-...
06/24/2016
At 12:47 AM, Troopers arrested Maegan Kopka, age 39, of 82 Castle Rocks Road, Warwick, RI for 1.) Driving Under the Influence (B.A.C. Unknown) - 1st Offense and 2.) Refusal to submit to a chemical Test. Arrest was the result of multiple E911 phone calls for an erratic operator and a subsequent...
06/23/2016
On June 14, 2016, the Rhode Island State Police was invited to an Honor Guard Competition held in Branson, Missouri. The Honor Guard Competition was a one-day team event consisting of three phases. They are the Team Inspection, the Color Guard Posting of the Colors, and the Exhibition Phase....
06/23/2016
On June 8th, 9th, and 10th three female troopers from the Rhode Island State Police took part in the fifteenth annual LawFit Trooper Challenge, sponsored by The National Center for Public Safety Fitness and hosted in Pearl, Mississippi. With the added mandate of Homeland Security in the United...
06/23/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, June 23, 2016, members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit/ Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested...
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...