State Government Press Releases

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02/04/2016
Members of the State Police Major Crimes Unit, State Police Forensic Services Unit and the Rhode Island Medical Examiner's Office have completed a thorough investigation into the deaths of Wilma Reynolds, age 85 and her daughter, identified as Carol D. Lydick, age 64. At this time it appears...
02/03/2016
Rhode Island State Police Investigating the Sudden Deaths of Two Exeter Residents February 3, 2016 Contact: Captain Matthew Moynihan Assistant Detective Commander Headquarters 401-444-1012 At approximately 12:25 PM, the Rhode Island State Police Hope Valley Barracks received a...
01/08/2016
Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent Telephone: (401) 480-3001 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces the world festival premiere of SEARCHDOG at the Palm...
09/11/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two New York residents after seizing four (4) kilograms of heroin during a motor vehicle stop. On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, at...
09/10/2015
Captain Dennis Fleming District "A" Commander Rhode Island State Police Headquarters (401) 444-1009 ________________________________________ On September 9, 2015, at 4:42 PM, Troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Scituate Barracks and Officers from the Smithfield Police Department...
09/08/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrests of two Massachusetts men for drug-related offenses, resulting in one of the men being charged with Possession of Firearms and the seizure of two handguns. On...
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...
07/31/2015
Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent Telephone: (401) 480-3001 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department Of Public Safety, announces the promotion of 47 sworn members of the Rhode Island State Police into...