State Government Press Releases

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07/28/2014
Contact: Major James M. Manni, Chief of Inspectional Services Telephone: (401) 444-1006 A team of Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive in Rhode Island on Sunday, August 17, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Rhode Island State...
07/23/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on July 23, 2014, members of the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit arrested Michael T. Farley, age 45, of 26 Hunter Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island for...
07/23/2014
July 23, 2014 Contact: Major Todd E. Catlow Detective Commander Rhode Island State Police Headquarters (401) 444-1005 todd.catlow@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces...
07/18/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Friday, July 18, 2014, members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Derek J. Holland, age 31, of 21 Thomas...
07/15/2014
Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent Telephone: (401) 444-1120 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces the distribution of a portion of the proceeds raised by...
07/11/2014
Contact: Major Todd E. Catlow, Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1005 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that members of the State Police Detective Bureau, in conjunction with Inspectors from the...
07/11/2014
Contact: Major Todd Catlow, Detective Commander, Rhode Island State Police Headquarters, (401) 444-1005, todd.catlow@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on July 11,...
07/10/2014
The Rhode Island State Police recently purchased a custom-built mobile crime laboratory through the use of federal forfeiture funds. This vehicle will replace an aging and obsolete twenty-two year old crime scene van. In addition to State Police investigations, the mobile crime laboratory will...
07/10/2014
Media Contact: Captain William C. Jamieson District "B" Commander State Police Headquarters (401) 444- 1012 On July 9, 2014, at 9:25 p.m., Troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 99 South, in the Town of Lincoln, RI.
07/06/2014
Media Contact: Corporal Edward L. Viera, Assistant Shift Supervisor, Lincoln Woods Barracks, (401) 444-1100 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and Colonel James J. Mendoca, Chief of the Central Falls Police...